Milan is where it starts to get interesting. Designers are willing to take more risks with their styling, because it's expected. Along with the handful of crazy, unwearable looks, there were also a number of interesting, but still wearable, looks ripe for the picking. Milan was about the many incarnations of the smoky eye and a brand new type of flick. Here are a few of our favorites from this past week:
While wearing both colors might be too much for everyday, this concept is a great way to integrate more unusual colors into your eye makeup. This is also an easy way to wear red eyeliner, as it can often be tricky.
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A smoky eye can be boring but this shiny gunmetal eye is a perfect alternative. Shiny eyes are hard to get at home, as stick glosses aren't very comfortable, but you can get the same look by adding a silver shadow to the middle of the lid and blending it into a shimmery gunmetal shade in the outer and inner corners.
Wearing a bright lip doesn’t mean you have to ignore the rest of your face. Using a colored liner on the waterline is a great way to add a pop of color without overwhelming your face with makeup.
This burnt orange color looks stunning against the model’s blue eyes. Oranges are often overlooked in eye makeup but this bronze eye shows just how wearable the look is.
The brow bone is often a place for highlighter or vanilla toned shadows but this pop of color is subtle and surprising. For an easy way to recreate this look at home, take a small amount of your blush on a fluffy blending brush and sweap it lightly over the area. Contrast with a slightly darker tone in the inner corner for a more dramatic version like this.
Adding a hint of metallic blue to a smoky eye is a great way to reinvent a classic look.
It’s difficult to wear little makeup and still look polished and put together. The slightly bronzed and illuminated cheek in this look keeps it interesting and fresh.
Milan was filled with reinterpretations of classic looks but this cool ombre eye was remarkable. Paired with a petal pink lip and tucked up hair, the shimmering shadow made the look.
Sometimes all you need is a good, bold lip. Berry tones have fallen out of fashion in the past few years but it is a family of colors that looks good on almost everyone.
This alternative to the normal kitten flick isn’t for everyone but is perfect for anyone looking for a change. Apply a gel or liquid liner with an angled brush for more control.