"It's a little bit Lana Del Rey, a little bit 80s prom queen," said hairstylist Sam McKnight backstage at DSquared2.
What he was referring to, were the towering backcombed beehives and big Barbarella 'dos the models were sporting. "Dan and Dean [Caten] are all about their girls looking like they're having fun and feeling fabulous," he added.
DSquared2's class of Autumn/Winter 2012. Photo: Getty
First hair was prepped with Pantene Pro V Volume Mousse, and extensions added underneath for extra length and thickness. Then, time for some serious backcombing: the bigger the better. Far from being uniformed, each girl's hair was slightly different, with some sporting a chignon, some half-up, half-down and others just loose, voluminous waves. All were set with Pantene Pro V extra strong hairspray.
Mac masetro Charlotte Tilbury created the corresponding prom queen beauty, which she described as "a universally beautiful look."
"It suits anyone, no matter what their skin colouring, or face shape. It's very glam," she added.
First skin was prepped with Mac Mineralise Skinfinish powder, and Mac Sculpting Cream applied under the cheekbones for contouring. A touch of Light Concealer was patted onto the eyelids, with Eye Shadow in Expresso brushed into the eye crease. For the finishing touches, a thick slick of Mac Fluidline liquid liner in Blacktrack, and a double layer of false lashes - plus plenty of mascara top and bottom - made for seriously dramatic peepers.
The look was finished with a classic nude lip, lined with Mac Lip Liner in Spice, and then blended with Mac Lipstick in Fleshpot for a creamy, slightly textured pout.
Completely OTT, and utterly striking, this was perhaps our favourite beauty look of Milan Fashion Week - we only wish we looked quite this glam at our own prom...
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