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Just as Riccardo Tisci continuously revved and re-imagined the fashion equation throughout his 12-year tenure at Givenchy, he also prompted countless revolutions in the beauty world too. Working closely with his backstage dream team, often led by fashion week legends Pat McGrath on the make-up and Guido Palau or Luigi Mureno directing the hair, the Italian designer’s signature blend of edginess, art and androgyny was infused into the beauty looks that came down the runway season after season. Embellishments reached new heights, eyes were often a focus and hair gel became cool again. Plus anyone willing to bleach Cara Delevingne’s famous eyebrows into transparent oblivion has guts. Here, we track the most memory-making beauty looks to hit the catwalk during Tisci’s term. 

Autumn/Winter 2013
Park punk, part Victoriana, Luigi Murenu expertly coiled the model’s real hair into rosettes before blasting it them with temporary blue, pink, orange, purple and black dye.

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Spring/Summer 2016
Pat McGrath sent several beauty looks down the runway that season, with this romantic lace mask a clear stand-out

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Spring/Summer 2015
Fashion editors were salivating over the though high boots that season, while beauty editors were eulogising Cara’s eyebrows internally. The next-level results were worth it, and Delevingne’s arches were resurrected to their former glory after the show. Win, win

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Autumn/Winter 2015
Heavy faux-piercings and face jewellery were paired with expertly groomed and gelled-down kiss curls

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Spring/Summer 14
To create these scene-stealing masks, Pat McGrath and her team spent nine hours before the show covering model’s faces in crystals

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Spring/Summer 2017
Slicked-down, high-shine chignons and pared-back skin offered a subtler, but equally statement-making beauty equation 

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Menswear Spring/Summer 2016
Brigitte Bardot-esque headbands were paired against maliciously mapped-out winged liner complete with a cut crease. Perfection

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Autumn/Winter 2014
Luigi Murenu pulled model’s faces taught with tape placed at the temples, accentuating McGrath’s winged eye shadow. We then saw this look replicated at the recent Menswear AW17-18 show last month

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Menswear Autumn/Winter 15
The birth of the glitter lip? Pat McGrath added forest green glitter to the model’s smoky eyes and ruby red across their lips

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Autumn/Winter 2016
Guido Palau trimmed wigs into caps and dyed them specifically for each model, before sitting on top of their heads for a punky, biker-girl vibe

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