By  on November 13, 2009

After four cities, five weeks and more than 400 shows, one word sums up beauty from the spring 2010 collections: Wow. Horned creatures with glowing, iridescent skin stalked the runway at Alexander McQueen, while at Luella Bartley, Alice in Wonderland-on-acid–inspired doll-like creatures, their eyes painted with bright primary colors, their topknots crowned with shiny patent leather bows, cavorted on the catwalk. Gucci, which, season in, season out, usually sends a slew of sexy-haired, smoky-eyed models down the runway, opted instead for a utopian vision of healthy beauty, while a new crop of hot models made headlines with boyish haircuts and an androgynous aesthetic. In all, it was a fantastic—and very relevant—season for beauty, with hair and makeup looks that were connected to both the clothing and some key cultural goings-on. We’ve broken down the entire season into the most directional trends in “Super Six.”


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