As the fashion circuit moves to Paris, we round up the top beauty trends from Milan’s catwalks that you must try in spring-summer 2023.
Flash effect highlighter
Gucci’s spring-summer 2023 show gave Thomas De Kluyver, the Italian firm’s global makeup artist and makeup consultant, carte blanche to experiment with different techniques. The expert used an “old Hollywood flash style” highlighter: instead of applying it to traditional areas such as the cheekbones, it works “almost like a reverse highlighter”: the light starts from the forehead and the area of dark circles. This strategy created a flashlight effect on the models’ skin, which lit up with a very natural glow.
Versace’s most trusted makeup artist, Pat McGrath, created hypnotic eyes for the brand that fit perfectly with Donatella’s brooding collection. According to McGrath, the idea was “to expose the subversive beauty that comes from boundless creativity. ” This winged purple eyeshadow alternative to the typical smoky black eye makeup is a 180-degree turn that we can’t help but applaud this season. Try applying the Mthrshp Mega Celestial Nirvana Palette eyeshadow in shade Violet Vixen from the makeup artist’s namesake brand.
Pat McGrath took on winged eyeliner in multiple ways at the Dolce & Gabbana spring-summer 2023 show. Complementing Kim Kardashian’s collaboration with designers, the models’ perfectly lined eyes made this classic beauty look even more desirable. From long, thin lines to thicker, rounder versions, the feline gaze is making a comeback.
90s grunge is back
Fendi’s hair and makeup were a nod to 1990s grunge. Hairdresser Guido and make-up artist Peter Philips opted for a minimalist beauty look to evoke the elegance of the free time. We loved the soft, textured waves from the center-parted locks, as well as the fresh skin with a hint of creamy silver in the eye.
ponies in the pool
Giorgio Armani’s slicked-back, unparted ponytails breathed new life into summer hairstyles. After several seasons of the reign of the chignon with a center parting at the nape of the neck, this new alternative requires little care and looks like you just came out of the pool. If your ponytail is longer, like the ones we’ve seen at Armani, decorate it with separate elastic bands for an elegant and sporty effect at the same time.