It was all about the eyes for spring/summer 2013, with jewelled lids at Dior, pink mascara at Donna Karan, and Space Age silver at Chanel. Metallic shadow reigned at Versace, Giorgio Armani and Gucci, whilst at Topshop Unique and Clements Ribeiro, a wash of bold colour on the lids lent a youthful prettiness.
From bursts of fuchsia on the lips at Giles and Dries Van Noten to indigo, lime and magenta eyes at Altuzarra, Michael Kors and Donna Karan respectively, a vibrant jolt of colour was emphasised even further by an otherwise stark beauty look in each case.
There was all-out Sixties beauty – complete with filled-in brows, nude lips and doe eyes – at Marc Jacobs, but whether it was the banana-shaped creases in the eye socket at Michael Kors, the symphony of pastels at Louis Vuitton or the mega lashes at Moschino, that most swinging of decades made its mark across all four fashion weeks.
Full, feminine, fluttery – and quite openly faux – lashes were on show at Versace, Gucci, Giorgio Armani and Moschino, providing an antidote to the grungier, Nineties beauty elsewhere.
Pink, in all its permutations, certainly made its mark on the spring/summer 2013 catwalks. Magenta coated the lids and lashes at Donna Karan, fuchsia made its way onto lips at Giles and Dries Van Noten and bubblegum pink graced the cheeks, lids and lips at Topshop Unique. Meanwhile cheeks were flushed with pretty rose shades at Bottega Veneta and Marni, whilst girlish shell pink was the choice for lips at Chanel.