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Beauty Milan Fashion Week: 4 Inspiring Backstage Makeup Trends to Try This Season

Milan Fashion Week: 4 Inspiring Backstage Makeup Trends to Try This Season

Red lips backstage at Sportmax's autumn-winter 2021 show at Milan Fashion Week (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
Red lips backstage at Sportmax's autumn-winter 2021 show at Milan Fashion Week (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
By Danica Lo
March 02, 2021
Behind the scenes at the autumn-winter 2021 runway shows in Milan, dramatic, statement-making beauty looks were pared down to focus on key features

While so many of the beauty looks on the London Fashion Week autumn-winter 2021 runways focused on the eyes, Milan Fashion Week makeup spotlighted a range of facial features, albeit one at a time. From bold, red, overlined lips to pale smoky eyeshadows, the overall trend for next season is about focus—choosing a favourite part of the face, whether that's skin, hair, cheeks, lips, or eyes, and going all-in for an emphatic, memorable, statement effect.

Here are four of our favourite looks from Milan Fashion Week autumn-winter 2021, which just wrapped earlier this week.

Related: A Guide to Paris Fashion Week, Digital Edition

Bold, overlined red lips at Sportmax

Red lips backstage at Sportmax's autumn-winter 2021 show at Milan Fashion Week (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
Red lips backstage at Sportmax's autumn-winter 2021 show at Milan Fashion Week (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Bold red lipstick has been a perennial favourite on the runway for decades, and this autumn-winter, the look is all about a creamy, semi-matte finish, feathered edges, and subtle overlining—all the way to the corners of the mouth.

Metallic ombre lips at Salavatore Ferragamo

Metallic ombre lipstick backstage at the Salvatore Ferragamo show at Milan Fashion Week  (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
Metallic ombre lipstick backstage at the Salvatore Ferragamo show at Milan Fashion Week (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Ombre lips are back this autumn, with a metallic twist, on the Salvatore Ferragamo "Future Positive" runway show. A matte deep berry base colour is subtly overlined with frosty platinum for this showstopping dramatic look.

Pale smoky eyeshadow at Budapest Select

Soft smoky eye makeup backstage at the Budapest Select show at Milan Fashion Week (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Soft smoky eye makeup backstage at the Budapest Select show at Milan Fashion Week (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Instagram eye makeup feels like it happened a thousand years ago. After our year in lockdown and doubling down on skincare and lower-maintenance everyday makeup, a pale smoky eye is precisely on point for our gradual emergence back into public life. 

Playful, graphic eyeliner at Philosophy By Lorenzo Serafini

Graphic eyeliner backstage at the Philosophy By Lorenzo Serafini show at Milan Fashion Week (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
Graphic eyeliner backstage at the Philosophy By Lorenzo Serafini show at Milan Fashion Week (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

For the more daring, a bold, graphic eyeline drawn in an unconventional shape is a nod to the youthful trend that's all over social media.

Graphic eyeliner backstage at the Philosophy By Lorenzo Serafini show at Milan Fashion Week (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
Graphic eyeliner backstage at the Philosophy By Lorenzo Serafini show at Milan Fashion Week (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

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