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5 Geek-Chic Beauty Lessons From The Gucci Runway

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For Vogue, by MONICA KIM.

On the southeast outskirts of Milan this afternoon, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele revealed his Fall 2017 vision of an Alchemist’s Garden by filling the room with violet light and violent sparkle. In the mix came a reimagined version of the designer’s offbeat beauty muse, who stayed true to the whimsical house spirit while finding new ground in unexpected lipstick and outlandish accessories, courtesy of backstage makeup artist Pat McGrath and hairstylist Paul Hanlon. From next-level piercings to over-the-top glasses, here, five of the best geek-chic hair and makeup ideas to take straight from the Gucci runway now.

Embrace the Headband The Gucci headband is a far cry from the demure black ribbon seen elsewhere. Here, it means bold braided Lurex or a crisp logo print, run directly across the forehead like an athletic sweatband.

Try a Black Lip No longer strictly goth, noir lipstick took a flirtatious turn at Gucci thanks to an exaggerated cupid’s bow with a graphic shape.

With Septum Rings, Go Big or Go Home The spiked silver bull’s horns stuck through the nose was a radical new way to wear the septum piercing — acting as a one-and-done appliqué for the runway.

Take Eyewear to Extreme Proportions This season, Michele’s exaggerated tortoise frames received a boost from extra ungainly proportions yet remained inherently wearable, as seen on photographer and social media wonder Zora Sicher.

A Schoolgirl Clip Is a Bad-Hair-Day Savior When in doubt, an ornamental barrette tucked just over the ear can elevate the worst case of bedhead — the messier, the better.

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