Each year, we wait for the divine inspiration that reliably manifests in resort collections. They're always decidedly airier, yielding beauty looks like windswept hair, sun-kissed cheeks, and bee-stung lips. Appropriately, the locales of each show are always more glamorous, romantic, or exotic to match.
This time around, designers and their hair and makeup teams didn't disappoint. We saw winged eyeliner (three different iterations, to be exact) mixed with dusty desert sun, ornate headpieces, and glossy cheekbones. To be forced to pick a favorite would be too difficult to bear, so we collected 10 of our very favorite images. Keep scrolling for each look and the way to re-create them at home.
With looks that were inspired by the extravagance of the location and ornate accessories suited for the Renaissance, models walked dripping in pearls (woven through their hair and even fashioned into a helmet), dip-dyed fingertips in lieu of manicures, and bleached eyebrows. Skin was left mostly bare (save for a dusting of blush and glowy foundation) to offset the go-big-or-go-home aesthetic we've come to expect from the genius behind Gucci.
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Pat McGrath created a dramatic, exaggerated wing backstage at Maison Valentino using her Black Smudgeliner Eye Kohl from her most recent makeup launch, Dark Star 006 ($130). Paired with pieces inspired by Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down, a show set in the late '70s, the bold eyes and glossy lips feel perfectly suited for a night out on the town.
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"I wanted a natural but slightly unpolished 'warm-glow' effect. … I used earthy and orangey colors so the girls looked like they have spent an afternoon in the sun and the wind," Peter Philips said of the look he created for the Dior cruise show. Inspired by the California desert, he used the rich colors from Dior's 5 Couleurs Palette in Inflame 767 ($62) to get that natural, sun-kissed vibe on the model's lids. He finished it off with Dior's Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation ($50) and blush in shades depending on the complexion of each model.
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Louis Vuitton opted for a winged eye as well, and naturally, Pat McGrath came through. She went all out with this one, using Japanese inspiration to create Kabuki-like airbrushed pigments and liner filled in from corner to corner. The angular brows were meant to look like swords, framing the more-is-more lid on each model.
Spot a trend? Chanel's makeup employed the dramatic use of yet another cat eye, only this time, it felt simpler and less austere. Key makeup artist Tom Pecheux used Chanel's Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner ($35) along each model's bottom lash line and inner corners but left the top lid bare.
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Which look was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!