Beauty Buys Inspired by Milan Fashion Week & Beyond


Editors, celebs and front-row fixtures might be able to get their hands on next season’s merchandise now, but for the average consumer, you’re left waiting. If you don’t have that kind of patience and want to jump on some of the S/S 17 trends now to stay ahead of the curve, beauty buys are the way to go.

Scoping out the runways in Milan and beyond provides you with plenty of hair and cosmetic trends to keep you one, probably two fashionable steps in front of everyone else. Drawing inspiration from the eyes, lips, brows and hairstyles that were sent down the catwalk, we’ve compiled a quick shopping list to fill your vanity and get your S/S 17 beauty buys stocked ahead of schedule.

Beauty Buy 1: Color Shadow Sticks

We love a shadow stick for its ease year-round, but for the coming spring and summer season, you’ll want to re-up in a number of hues. Armani showcased bright, bold pops. And at No. 21, it was all about a rainbow of a smokey eye. You’ll want to have a couple different shades on hand to get in on all the vibrant action.

No. 21 Inspired Shadow Sticks

Full Throttle Shadow Stick, $6.50, NYX Cosmetics

Beauty Buy 2: Glitter Lipstick

Move over, Kylie. Matte lips are taking a back seat to sparkling futuristic alternatives, thanks to Fendi. Get the look — and be ready for dazzling snap-worthy, Instagram photos — by covering your colored lips in dazzling glitter, courtesy of another cosmetics launch from high-profile makeup artist Pat McGrath.

Fendi-Inspired Glitter

Pat McGrath Lust 004 Lipstick Kit, $60, Sephora


Melissa is creative communication professional with 9+ years of experience writing for the beauty and fashion industries.