In New York, Snow Xue Gao put a modern twist on the current trend for zingy, pastel eyeshadow colors, opting for thick stripes of bold white color (that was also dotted under the eye) that made for a graphic aesthetic.
The city also went all out on inventive manicures, with Libertine’s models sporting nail art that featured barbed wire, safety pins, plenty of crystals and 3D flowers.
London saw Fashion East create an artistic look that saw jewel-toned shadow smeared around the eyes and outlined with chunky black liner.
Milan offered emo-style, clip-in side bangs in mermaid hues of teal and green at Fendi.
Dolce & Gabbana debuted oversized hair barrettes that doubled up as floral headpieces.
Marni caused a stir with bold, graphic, two-tone eyeshadow that was plastered on in angular stripes.
However, it was Paris, as ever, where the most flamboyant beauty looks came to light.
Dries van Noten used crystal dots to decorate the models’ lips and eyes.
Vivienne Westwood‘s models showcased dramatic makeup that ranged from glittery hand prints painted across the chin, to bands of metallic eyeshadow and hair stuck to the face in all directions.
At Manish Arora the models’ faces were used as canvases for colorful, holographic designs in shades of shimmering baby blue and pink, but possibly the wildest look came courtesy of Comme des Garcons, where the conceptual beauty look featured voluminous, braided hair structures peppered with ribbons, bows and plastic toys.
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