Beauty

MFW: Giorgio Armani just did glitter eyebrows the grown-up way

Posted by
Ava Welsing-Kitcher
Published

Milan Fashion Week comes to a close with this strong-yet-subtle power eye and glitter eyebrows (that we actually want to copy).

Being front of house watching a designer’s newest collection be presented in a curated show is exciting enough, but the bustle of backstage is where everything except the clothes is brought into creation. 

Hair stylists, make-up artists and assistants all work together to execute a look that they most likely spent the previous 48 hours brainstorming, trialling, and presenting to the fashion designer. 

The result? Hair, skin, body and make-up details that serve to bring the designer’s vision to life in its truest form.

giorgio armani aw19
The completed look.

Giorgio Armani is no exception. Last season’s show brought luminous glazed skin with lilac eyes and lips (the Stylist beauty team recreated it for Trend On Trial and adored it, check back in a couple of week’s time to see it in action) and a brand new liquid highlighter, Ecstasy Glass, that’s due to launch shortly.

But in contrast, today’s show shifted the focus from skin to lids and brows, with lead make-up artist Linda Cantello showing us how to do a bold eye, but somehow make it subtle.

giorgio armani aw19
The raw ingredients for the glitter brow.

Johan Lundin, International Marketing Director for Armani Beauty, exclusively told Stylist.co.uk exactly how the look was created. 

“We actually have a mobile Armani Beauty lab that we take to shows; it’s full of pigments and individual ingredients found in all our formulas,” he said.

“For this show, we took the gel base of Armani Eye & Brow Maestro and mixed it with this fine holographic glitter,” he continued. “We then applied it over the brow, let it dry, and it’s complete. The runway is very close to the audience this year, so we wanted something that would reflect the concrete floor and blue walls and create an almost vibrating effect on the face.”

giorgio armani aw19

As for the eyes, a thin channel of space was left bare under the lower lash line, then a soft flick of dark grey was painted both under and over the eye, extending outwards towards the temple. 

Hazes of blue-ish grey shadow was diffused from each line to exaggerate the hollows of the eyes.

Contouring was executed using Armani’s gel Neo Nude A-Contour before foundation for a subtle effect, then extra was applied on top for the models with rounder faces to add dimension. 

Finally, Cantello created the perfect transparent warm matte lip colour using the famous portable Armani lab, and this was pressed into lips and cheeks for a subtle flush.

Colour us obsessed.

Images: Getty/Ava Welsing-Kitcher

Topics

Share this article

Author

Ava Welsing-Kitcher

Ava Welsing-Kitcher is Stylist’s junior beauty writer and resident curly girl. She’s addicted to lip balm (who isn’t?!), wearing eyeshadow as blush and lipstick and all things hair.

Recommended by Ava Welsing-Kitcher

  • Beauty

    MFW: This new Armani “beauty glaze” gave models luminous skin at Milan Fashion Week

    Here's everything we know about the mysterious new product

    Posted by
    Hanna Ibraheem
    Published
  • Beauty

    Rodarte just kicked off Fashion Month with the most glamorous beauty look

    There was glitter everywhere

    Posted by
    Lucy Partington
    Published
  • Beauty

    Trend on trial: Has Rodarte proved that florals for spring are, in fact, groundbreaking?

    Always.

    Posted by
    Stylist Beauty Team
    Published

Other people read

More from Beauty

More from Ava Welsing-Kitcher