It used to be that designers settled on one uniform look with the hair and makeup team and that was that—buns and smoky eyes for everyone! Occasionally, a supermodel of the highest order might show up late to close a show and walk the runway as she was, but a model’s individual bone structure and personality didn’t come into play in such a big way until now. One of the biggest trends backstage at the Spring 2016 shows was putting multiple lipsticks in rotation, namely red and nude—we saw it at Oscar de la Renta, Zac Posen, DKNY, where makeup artist Yadim attributed the new attitude toward “a realisation that makeup and trends are not set in stone and you’re not going to be irrelevant if you don’t follow a trend that doesn’t work for you,” and now Burberry. Makeup Artistic Consultant Wendy Rowe alternated between using Burberry Lip Cover in Oxblood and Nude Beige, but after seeing how flattering the dark, velvety shade was on a range of skin tones and hair colours, we have a hard time imagining the woman it wouldn’t work on. It’s a good reminder that there’s so much more to red lipstick than bright blue-red or bright orange-red and what looks goth in the tube can be totally gorgeous on.