Thanks to the frantic pace of the digital age, the average person has the attention span of a goldfish. (No, seriously. This is a fact supported by an actual study.) Seeing as the fashion sphere changes its mind even faster, we decided to provide you with a condensed report from backstage this season. As much as we'd like to pen novels in the name of lipstick and hairspray, we get it—you're busy. Here, the beauty version of CliffsNotes (all facts, no fluff) that you can easily skim in eight seconds...because science says that's all the time you have.
SHOW: Gareth Pugh
THE LOOK: “Elegantly vicious and viciously elegant,” explained Newman. Vial described this season’s woman as a “powerful, strong, aggressive, fearless warrior.”
INSPO: Garland had “bug-eyed beauty” in mind—a concept she brought to life via three-dimensional custom caps (reminiscent of tanning goggles) glued over eyes and blackened green shadow swathed across lids. Other elements of this look were equally inspired by insects, from the “virtual reality” noir nails that looked tumescent and ready to burst, to the hair that was teased and scrunched into a nest-like finish.
BEAUTY MVPs: MAC Chromaline in Black Black, Revlon Professional Style Masters Modular Hairspray 2, Nails Inc. Gel Effect Nail Polish in Black Taxi
TOP TIPS: Tanning goggles bolstered by false lashes aren’t exactly designed for everyday, but luminescent, otherworldly skin transitions easily from runway to real life. Garland applied MAC’s Mineralize Charged Water Face & Body Lotion before massaging foundation in circular motions across models’ complexions. Finally, she pressed MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils Stick onto cheeks for an added glow. Pair supernatural skin with a classic red or a bold blue lip.
WORDS FROM THE WISE: “You could call this a modern scrunch,” said Vial of the strands he texturized with mousse and a pulled-apart hair doughnut.
TREND TALLY: Vampy eyes and mussed up hair was seen later in the day at Versus Versace.