The future’s bright... you guessed it, the future in Milan is orange. It may
the colour of EasyJet and marmalade but the fashion capital of Milan has
declared ‘tangerine orange’ as its make-up colour prediction of Spring Summer
Back in London we saw a lot of peach shades, especially warming up skintones but
that hue has matured into something much brighter in Milan. Now whilst orange
may not be everyone’s cup of tea, the expert make-up artists have been devising
ways to make this citrus palette accessible to everybody.
The Tangerine Eye At Giamba
‘They’re cool girls who aren’t really interested in makeup but just want a
gesture of colour’ said makeup artist Val Garland of the colourful washes over
models’ eyelids and brows at Giamba. ‘It’s very very soft – almost as if she’s
out at a club and the neon light from the dancefloor is causing a colour on her
face.’ There was no specific structure to the application; it was a sheer wash
on fresh skin and absolutely no mascara. Garland was adding a little shine to
the cheekbones using MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Lunar.
The Orange Brow
The key to making this graphic shape work was to keep the density dialled down
low. Any opacity and you would have ended up looking like one of the teenage
ninja mutant turtles. Not so fashion daaarling. The shape followed the line of
ski goggles – or more technically known as the orbital bone and Tom Pecheux use
Tomato Tomato – a shade from the MAC SS16 Forecast palette.
Read all about how make-up artist Tom Pecheux created this look here
The Citrus Moodboard at Sportmax
This was the funkiest (and most random) moodboard that we spotted backstage in
Milan. Citrus with monochrome – so chic!
The Golden Peach Face Tan at Etro
Charlotte Tilbury was back on her tan mission again at Etro SS16 but this was
far from a ‘you’ve been tangoed’ situation. She was using the new (and not yet
launched!) Peach and Gold Strobe Creams from MAC over the high planes of the
face like the cheekbones and down the centre of the nose as well as bronze
washes over the eyes. ‘These warm metallics are a bit of a trend at the
moment,’ Tilbury predicted ‘they are dreamy, ethereal but wearable colours.’
Where do we sign up??