>> From angels to demons — the beauty looks at Milan Fashion Week had it all. And while it may be a bit too early to tell which trends will have real staying power, one thing's for sure: there is no shortage of beauty inspiration from which to draw.
At Jil Sander the style was fresh-faced and almost Spring-like: faces had a scrubbed-clean youthfulness, brightened only by a pop of sheer fuchsia on the lips. Dolce & Gabbana (left), too, went soft for Fall; the beauty — much like the collection — was inspired by religious iconography. Makeup artist Pat McGrath used neutral shades in creamy consistencies to "bring light into the face," and so skin was dewy, cheeks were rosy, and eyes were accentuated with just a dab of shimmering gold shadow at the inside corner.
At Roberto Cavalli the look was all about intensity. McGrath focused on eyes, creating a winged look in a trio of iridescent shades, "almost like an insect — a beetle — or a peacock." But perhaps most dramatic of all was the look at Versace. The models appeared to be straight out of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo — complete with Rooney Mara bangs and pale skin. Eyes were rimmed with layer upon layer of kohl.
Those — plus more from Fendi, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Alberta Ferretti, and more — right here in our Milan Fashion Week beauty roundup.