Backstage Beauty: Moschino Autumn/Winter 2012

05/03/2012 17:17 | Updated 22 May 2015
Cara Delevigne on the Moschino Autumn/Winter 2012 catwalkCara Delevigne shows off the Moschino/Mac beauty look. Photo:Getty

Our first stop upon arriving in Milan? An early start to slip backstage at the Moschino show, where we were confronted with an army of models being transformed into rebellious teenagers. (Although, admittedly, some of them probably already are.)

Tom Pecheux of Mac was leading the makeup front to the transformation, which he described as being "like a teenager when she's first learning how to do her makeup."

So think heavily lined eyes - squared off, not too winged, and created with Mac's Fluidline gel liner in Blacktrack - with a rosy cheek and subtly stained lip. A touch of burgundy was also gently shaded around the eye socket, "to make the colour of the eyes pop," he explained.

The look was finished with mascara aplenty, plus none-too-neat brows - "slightly bushy", in fact. Well, rebellious teenagers are hardly known for their immaculate grooming now, are they?

Two different hairstyles to match the mood saw the girls - including model of the moment Cara Delevigne - sporting either tall 60s-inpired beehives, which were accessorised with huge bow hairbands, or smaller french pleats lower on the head, on which was perched a Cowboy hat.

And the secret to the hair staying in place down the runway? Cans upon cans of L'Oreal Elnett hairspray.

Finally, nails were bold and scarlet, courtesy of YSL nail lacquer in No.1, Sublime Red.

Wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of the Moschino girls this season...

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