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: Mary Katrantzou
THE LOOK: From futuristic Swarovski armor to brightly colored laurel wreaths, this was Mary K’s modern take on Ancient Greece.
INSPO: History brought up to date with a bang. Katrantzou mixed Grecian influences with swirls and abstract patterns befitting a 60s aesthetic. Makeup and hair followed suit with a punchy lip and unfussy waves.
KEY PLAYERS: Makeup artist Lynsey Alexander, Hairstylist Indira Schauwecker, Manicurist Marian Newman
BEAUTY MVPs: MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Bengal Tiger, Feels So Grand, and Personal Statement, Label M Shine Mist, clear top coat
TOP TIPS: Alexander updated classic tonged waves by adding oil and shine to the bottom portion of strands for separation.
Nails were super shiny thanks to a double lashing of clear top coat. “I wanted this [manicure] to be finished and polished, almost crystalline,” said Newman.
WORDS FROM THE WISE: “The way to get away with putting so much color on the lips without it looking passé is to really pare back the amount of makeup on the face,” said Alexander. “The skin is glossy and only polished where needed—no mascara, brow embellishment, or bronzer to speak of.”
TREND TALLY: Nearly neon lips were spotted at Simone Rocha, Versus Versace, Jason Wu, Creatures of the Wind, and Cushnie et Ochs.