Did This Milan Fashion Show Have the Prettiest Beauty Look of Them All?

So good, we did a double-take while speed-scrolling.

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With the jumble-y algorithm and newfangled nine-grid—when all the people want is for their feeds to be arranged chronologically, please!—it takes a special image indeed to stand out in the double-speed fast-forward of Instagram. That might explain the feathery/wavy/reverse/every-which-way eyebrows of the past few months, but as seen as Milan Fashion Week, maybe the craftiest like-trap isn't designed to shock at all.

As this reporter was flicking through Insta fast enough to dislocate a baby-boomer's thumb, one relatively quiet picture was enough put the brakes on. (Note the lack of stunt makeup and nipples.)

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That's it—"just" maddeningly pretty hair and juicy lipstick that looks too simple to bely the amount of work that was put into it. (All girls know better.)

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But from stylist extraordinaire Sam McKnight's notes, we can hypothesize that the slightly ropey but shiny but not blown-out-perfect hair was diffused using the ultra-quiet Dyson dryer (opens in new tab), then wrapped loosely around an iron and held for less than the count of three. Result: bendy texture that could've grown out of your head that way.

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Tom Pecheux has proven less forthcoming about the makeup, but maybe because there's not much more to be said than, "Everything I ned to know, I can see right in the picture." Brows seemed to be brushed up and filled in, skin perfected, and lip stains in different merlot-to-watermelon pinks and red patted on, then moistened with a glossy top coat.

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Weird that this is what stopped us in our tracks in the age of shock value, but nice to know that pure pretty can still turn heads.

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Chelsea Peng
Chelsea Peng

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.