Flawless, glowing skin is a staple of fashion week no matter what the season but for SS12 there was an added element of glossiness, with well-placed wet-look highlights stealing focus. At Donna Karan where hair was pulled taut then smoothed with shine serum, skin gleamed with equal luminosity for a radiant finish. At Doo Ri shimmering highlights pressed on to the high planes of faces added a sleek, modern finish while at Diesel purposeful daubs of gloss mirrored models’ wet hair. At Gucci and Gianfranco Ferre shine was restricted to moon-shaped crescents around temples, a trick that really made eyes pop. At Stella McCartney and Valentino skin was illuminated in just the right places so complexions looked dewy and gave models a fresh, youthful appearance.