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The Best Beauty Looks From Milan Fashion Week Spring 2020

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Beauty Crew Digital Content Editor / September 25 2019

As one of the most stylish capitals of the world, Milan’s instalment of the international fashion month circuit is considered one of the most widely anticipated fashion weeks of the year. Italy is, after all, home to some of the oldest and most notable fashion houses. 

But it’s not just the fashion on show that’s exquisite. Milan Fashion Week is also one of our favourite sources of new-season beauty inspo.

And this year, Milan did not disappoint. Here are the best beauty looks we’ve spotted at Milan Fashion Week, thus far:

Glistening skin and messy updos at Missoni

Dewy, sun-kissed complexions accented with warm-toned eyeshadow shades were on show at Missoni. Hair was tossed into spontaneous-appearing updos that somehow managed to look haphazard and chic - all at once! You’ll want to file this one away for your summer holiday beauty inspo.

Lashes-as-brows and glossy lips at Gucci

As is often the case at Gucci shows, the models were adorned with customised beauty looks before taking to the runway – save for the clear-glossed lips that featured on everyone's pout. And although many of the looks were different, there was one particular recurring motif that we just couldn’t look away from: false strip lashes… which were applied to brows! Meanwhile, the hair had a “relaxed, grunge, hippie” vibe, says Australian hairstylist John Pulitano who worked on the look, crediting Tigi After Party Smoothing Cream for "that slightly greasy grunge texture”. This look is quirky, unexpected, and so very Gucci.

Wet-look waves and neon eyes at Versace

Never one to do things in half measures, Versace took MFW by storm with this insane beauty look that featured wet hair and dabs of neon eyeshadow at the inner corners of the models’ eyes. We’re loving the tendrils of hair that were artfully snaked down the forehead.

Slick, side-swept micro bobs and perfect skin at Prada

Models at Prada wore cropped micro bobs with deep side-partings in this gorgeous ‘20s-inspired hair look. Look a little closer and you’ll see that they’ve got subtle side burns, too. This unique detail was created by hairstylist Guido Palau using hair extensions. As for the makeup, renowned makeup artist Pat McGrath and her new Skin Fetish System are behind the *flawless* skin.

Glammed-up safari beauty at Dolce & Gabbana

When you’re on safari at three o’clock but have cocktail hour at five, look no further than Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring 2020 show for your beauty inspo! Proving that hair accessories are a trend likely to endure right into next year, models’ hair was decorated with a mix of silk scarves and oversized flowers. Meanwhile, makeup consisted of crisp winged eyeliner and a variety of striking bright lip colours. Love!

Paint splattered hair and cat eyes at Moschino

Could this look be any more fun?! Splotches of brightly coloured paint were splashed across chignons by hairstylist Julien d’Ys for this eccentric beauty look. Makeup on the other hand was much more conventional with cleanly executed cat eyes and bold red lips. Unsurprisingly, inspiration from the art world was at the heart of this collection with the show’s notes reading: “Muses inspire artists and artists inspire the world”.

Topknots and after-party eyes at Fendi

Topknots in all shapes and sizes and smudged after-party eyes were on the agenda at Fendi this season. Makeup artist Peter Philips told Vogue he created the “morning after” eye effect by lining the models’ eyes with thick black kohl liner before asking them to squeeze their eyes shut. We can’t wait for the weekend to roll around so we can try our hand at this cool-girl beauty vibe.

Burgundy lips and schoolgirl braids at Max Mara

This beauty look spotted on Max Mara’s runway couldn’t be more ‘90s if it tried. From the deep wine-coloured lips to the smudge of blue eyeshadow and the slick schoolgirl braids, we love it all!

Stripped-back beauty at Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta sent models down the runway in a totally pared-back beauty look that gave new meaning to ‘no makeup’ makeup. Featuring fresh skin and simple hair with a centre parting, this is a runway look that’s both totally wearable IRL and super easy to achieve at home.

Glossy eyes and big hair at Annakiki

The ‘80s were brought back at Annakiki’s show, which saw big ponytails and even bigger ‘80s-eque bows make a comeback. The look was kept in the now thanks to a modern glossy pink eye situation that was finished with gilded gold eyeliner. Very pretty!

Glitter eyeshadow and ‘90s buns at Giorgio Armani

If you love a nostalgic beauty trend, the noughties hair and makeup from Giorgio Armani’s show will be right up your alley. Eyelids were adorned with chunky circular silver sparkles and hair got the full ‘90s treatment with squiggly ‘worm buns’ that the likes of Gwen Stefani and the Spice Girls championed during the era.

If you’re looking for more runway-worthy beauty looks, check out the best beauty looks from London Fashion Week.

Which of these is your favourite beauty look from Milan Fashion Week so far? Let us know in the comments.

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Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.