The Italian fashion house is back with another make-up collection inspired by one of its catwalk shows. Created backstage at the SS16 show, this season’s Armani “Runway” collection features four new products and launches internationally on February 22.

"Runway Make-up Spring Summer 2016 Collection" by Giorgio Armani. © Giorgio Armani Beauty

“Runway Make-up Spring Summer 2016 Collection” by Giorgio Armani.
© Giorgio Armani Beauty

For an easy way to recreate catwalk make-up looks, Giorgio Armani’s “Runway” collection puts a selection of products developed exclusively behind the scenes at the label’s show up for public release. The products are developed using the Armani Runway Lab, a specially designed mobile make-up station with a huge range of pigments and textures that can be used to create new colors backstage. The creations mixed on-demand for the show are then developed into marketable make-up products a few months down the line.

A stylish, natural look

Armani’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection focused on graphic lines and ethereal shapes, with flashes of red bringing a touch of stylish sensuality. This is clearly channeled in the “Runway” make-up collection too.

Models’ skin was kept fresh and natural, with lips given a light wash of subtle, shimmering color. This focused attention on their bright, cosmically colorful eyes, lifted with the electrifying flash of bright red lashes. Nails were also painted a glossy red shade.

Plenty of possibilities

The "Runway Make-up Spring Summer 2016 Collection" face palette by Giorgio Armani. © Giorgio Armani Beauty

The “Runway Make-up Spring Summer 2016 Collection” face palette by Giorgio Armani.
© Giorgio Armani Beauty

Linda Cantello, Giorgio Armani’s International Make-Up Artist, made this special seasonal collection based on the Spring/Summer 2016 catwalk show, with four key products to recreate the look — the “Runway” face and eye palette, “Eye Tint” liquid eye color, “Ecstasy Lacquer” lip lacquer and “Nail Lacquer” nail color.

The face and eye palette includes a powder blush with a soft, velvety texture to bring a subtle glow to cheeks, as well as three iridescent eye shadows in pearl, pearl gray and pearl copper. Another option for luminous eyes is “Eye Tint”, with a liquid formulation that leaves lids with a shimmering wash of anthracite color.

With attention fixed firmly on eyes, lips are kept natural with the glossy finish of “Ecstasy Lacquer.” The flash of red — a key theme for the spring/summer 2016 collection — comes to nails with “Nail Lacquer” in Geranium Red.

"Runway Make-up Spring Summer 2016 Collection" by Giorgio Armani. © Giorgio Armani Beauty

“Runway Make-up Spring Summer 2016 Collection” by Giorgio Armani.
© Giorgio Armani Beauty

As well as recreating runway looks, this capsule collection offers plenty of possibilities for make-up fans to get creative with their own combinations.

The “Armani Runway Makeup Spring/Summer 2016” collection will be available from selected retailers worldwide from February 22. Prices range from €30 (around $34) to €105 (around $120).

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