MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 23: Soo Joo Park poses in the backstage of the Etro fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week – Spring / Summer 2022 on September 23, 2021 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

Minimalism wasn’t on the agenda at Etro this Spring Summer 2022 season, with an intrepid, colourful collection filled with metallics, abstract prints at full volume, and intricate finishes. The maximalist mood was carried through to the makeup looks, as models had their under eye areas adorned with colour-reflecting crystals.

MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 23: Models pose in the backstage of the Etro fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week – Spring / Summer 2022 on September 23, 2021 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 23: A model poses in the backstage of the Etro fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week – Spring / Summer 2022 on September 23, 2021 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

A flawless, glowing base laid the perfect canvas for the fun look, with models’ complexions evened out with a subtle layer of foundation and concealer. A peachy-pink flush was given to the apples of the cheeks, with a similar shade applied to the lips and lids. Brows were left natural, while a few light coats of mascara primed the face to pull focus to the eyes.

MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 23: Models pose in the backstage of the Etro fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week – Spring / Summer 2022 on September 23, 2021 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

Makeup teams then dabbed a touch of highlighter across the cheeks, before delicately applying prismatic and pearl-like crystals of varying size to the mid-section of the under eyes, moving outwards and upwards. The end result was a fun yet undeniably grown-up look, which feels perfectly suited for post-pandemic frivolity.

MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 23: Grace Elizabeth poses in the backstage of the Etro fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week – Spring / Summer 2022 on September 23, 2021 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

Perhaps Etro’s eye looks provide an easier alternative for makeup novices, who want to dabble in the decorated eye makeup trend but don’t quite possess the skill for a hot pink sculpted wing.

A little sprinkle of face crystals instead? That’s party makeup, ready-made.

thoughts?