Gleam-y skin and side parts at Jil Sander
Katherine Flemming, health and beauty editor: The deep side parts affixed with bobby pins were interesting, but the hair seemed stiff on the runway. However, those glow-y cheekbones stole my heart. It’s the kind of highlight I spend 20 minutes trying to achieve—and a nice departure from some of the more matte finishes we’ve seen in Milan.
Victoria DiPlacido, assistant beauty editor: Well-groomed brows: they are most definitely still a thing. Makeup artist Pat McGrath focused her attention on the area by first filling-in brows, then brushing through for a more “natural” look.
Glitter highlight at Roberto Cavalli
KF: Leave it to makeup artist Petros Petrohilos to substitute glitter for classic highlighter and make it look wearable. I can’t get enough of glitter for fall 2015.
VDP: Hairstylist Sam McKnight created "rich girl’s bedhead" hair, which sounds like something I most definitely want to replicate.
Sexed-up at Pucci
KF: This was one of my favourite looks at Milan Fashion Week Fall 2015, if not for the clear red lips but the rock star’s girlfriend hair references. As well, the whole aesthetic was pulled back and pared down from feeling too literal, which made me love it even more.
VDP: The ‘70s live on at Pucci: Makeup artist Lisa Butler looked to Live and Let Die-era Bond girls for inspiration for the glow-y makeup, while hair was distinctly centre parted. This may be the season to give the look a try.
The classic Versace girl
KF: This was one step too far for me, verging on vulgarity. Too much OTT in the wrong way—it also just feels a bit too literal to combine piles of liner with mussed-up, bedhead waves. Also, isn’t it a bit predictable for this house to default to this sort of aesthetic?
VDP: Can we agree to disagree? Piles of eyeliner coated with layers of mascara is quintessential Versace, but paired against the no-makeup makeup trend, it feels fresh. But the bedhead waves? Yes, they can go.
Strong lips and eyes at Bottega Veneta
KF: The pressed-on wine-stained lips and smoky eyes managed to play quite nicely together.
VDP: At Bottega Veneta, hair was refreshingly diverse: waved, straightened, curled, slicked-back, banged, thrown into buns – it all came down the runway.