The Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear runways proved that one-hued makeup looks are just as eye-catching as dressing oneself head-to-toe in a single color. For the daring, look towards Kenzo, where heavy washes of red blush were paired with scarlet lips. Those who prefer nudes can seek inspiration from Moschino’s caramel-colored cheeks and glossy mocha lips. But before you start color-coordinating your beauty bag, take a look at the prettiest monochromatic makeup from the Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear runways, below.
Backstage at Kenzo, heavy washes of red blush were draped across models’ cheekbones in a colorful nod to the ‘80s. The dramatic makeup was anchored by a swivel of bold, red lipstick. For a more wearable take on the beauty look, opt for a soft swirl of blush on the apples of the cheeks coordinated with a crimson lip stain.
Peter Phillips sent models down the Moschino runway sporting glam makeup in the form of a heavy dusting of bronzer across the hollows of the cheekbones, with a swipe of glossy caramel lipstick to match. Phillips turned the notch up on the bronzed-out look with dramatic, nougat lids and a set of false eyelashes.
At the Versace Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear show, makeup maestro Pat McGrath departed from the signature smoky eyes synonymous with Donatella Versace’s models to create a minimal eye makeup look instead. Bombshell models including Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk and Adriana Lima sported muted, rose lids and lips that were supercharged with a swipe of dazzling metallic highlighter on the inner corner of the eyes and cupid’s bow.
“Controlled dishevelment” is how makeup artist Val Garland described the peachy beauty look at Erdem; the look consisted of a swirl of coral blush, a swipe of cream shadow across the lids and lower lashline, and soft, slightly washed out apricot lips that looked striking against the models’ clean complexions.
Drawing inspiration from the ‘60s, Pat McGrath dipped her brushes into pots of burgundy eyeshadow to create the smoldering smokey eyes seen on the models. McGrath then dabbed a helping of her cult-favorite Skin Fetish overtop to create a glossy effect. Lips were painted with a wine-colored stain that was then blotted, before being coated in lip gloss to create a matching high-shine finish.