Fresh Faced: SS17’s Runway Makeup Looks

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Fresh Faced: SS17’s Runway Makeup Looks

As runway shows for Spring/Summer 2017 come to a close, inspirations for next year run wild, especially when it comes to particular beauty looks. With designers citing Marie Antoinette and streetstyle for influences, tropical islands and The Princess Bride, it is safe to say there was a little bit of everything this runway cycle. So whether barefaced, no makeup beauty inspires or high drama rich lip tones are a bit more your speed, be sure to check out our roundup of five top makeup looks from this season’s runways across the globe.

Barely There Beauty

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The women behind Rodarte, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, have a keen sense when it comes to the tricky balance between understated simplicity and rock 'n' roll decadence. This season beauty looks were quiet with matte skin, flushed cheeks and undefined brows brushed up. But with the gold hair accessories and Rodarte's signature tousled manes, these fairy princess frocks truly popped against the model's romantic visages.

Behind the Painted Veil

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With a sheer fishnet veil, Dries Van Noten recalled vintage glamour but was able to put his own unique spin on the mask. Using electric hues as well as basic black, Noten added a subtle smoky eye to match and kept hair low-key with messy buns and ponytails leading the pack. The alluring impact of this look may not be office friendly but certainly could work for the right kind of cocktail party or girl's night. Be gone fascinators, the veils have it!

Sporty Streetstyle Cool

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Celebrating their 90th anniversary, the face of Fendi for SS17 was all glitz and precision, flirty and more rooted in streetstyle than the brand's usual high luxury effect. With lips patinaed in glitter and winged cat eyes, hair was pulled back with hair clips in a half pony style to evoke a youthful and almost playful animé vibe. Easily envisioned on any city street corner, Karl Lagerfeld and co. appear to have taken inspiration from mall rats and high society alike.

D&G's Tropical Trixie

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Never shy, Dolce & Gabbana went big and bold this season with a decadent popstar enthusiasm. All things tropical, the sequins, high drama and matte mauve lipstick left quite an imprint on the runway. Old school Italian beauty looks i.e. big brows, saturated lip color and slicked back hair all recall a late sixities, early seventies disco queen but updated for the new millennium. With flowers in her hair and pictures of pasta on her top, Dolce & Gabbana's model was another icon for their arsenal.

Minimal and Sheer Expression

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To be a Chloe girl, beautywise at least, has much to do with inner light. This season’s runway was no exception. The models glowed with natural barely there makeup and bedhead styles. Fresh and barefaced, this look evokes a Parisian chicness we have come to love from the style house. With more emphasis on the clothes and the ambiance, this makeup style is elegant and airy just like a Chloe.