Fashion Week finally arrived in the most romantic city in the world, Paris! The beauty bar was set high during the stints in New York, London and Milan, so the latest fashion week had a lot to live up to. And boy, did it deliver! Couturing brings you the beauty highlights from Paris Fashion Week.
Do you prefer heavy eye make-up or a luscious bold lip look? On the Lanvin runway, makeup artist, Pat McGrath, offered audiences both of these stylish beauty looks! Look one focused on smoky eyes using charcoal, blues and thick black eyeliner. Skin was kept flawless with a bare lip so as not to detract from the eyes.
Look 2 dressed up the lips deliciously with a wine stained berry colour. The eyes were left bare to really highlight the pout with no mascara used at all.
Silver eyeshadow was the key ingredient for Dior’s bold beauty statement. Artist, Pat McGrath, applied a cat flick of sparkling silver to the upper eyelid and a sweep along the bottom lash line. To complete the standout look, matte hot pink lipstick was dabbed onto the lips.
Halloween was revamped at Gareth Pugh with wispy ghost like models strutting the catwalk. Makeup artist Alex Box for MAC, inspired by “a mix of soot and ice”, wanted to create once perfect girls ‘smudged in the freezing cold’. The skin was deathly pale with highlighted cheeks and ice-cold corpse lips. The eyes featured shades of purple and grey for a sunken-effect and smokiness, reflecting Box’s image of “a woman fleeing a burning chateaux and consumed by smoke.” The hair was thrown up with wisps trailing randomly across the face to tie into the idea of a great frantic escape.
The models showed off an extreme version of new beauty trends; haunted make-up and the intricate up-do. These looks have sprung up across several Fashion Weeks, so take on a toned-down version for an interesting new beauty look this season!
It’s safe to say no-one had the same hairstyle as the girls of Givenchy! Riccardo Tisci was responsible for the striking hair created using the models real hair and a mix of different coloured dyes in neon blues and pinks. Stylists were inspired by the 1930’s coif and fashioned hair into tight curls pinned to the head. Berry hues framed the eyes and worked perfectly with the bright hair shades for an original look.
Models were fresh faced at Stella McCartney with natural skin and minimal makeup. Their beauty style is all too easy to replicate at home with some light foundation, a dab of blush and a few flicks of mascara. Hair was styled into a chic sporty low pony tail that was on the side of models’ heads.
Femininity was emphasised through soft, pretty makeup at Carven. Skin was luminescent and flawless with groomed brows and a touch of mascara. The lips really stood out with a pretty coral pink shade from Clinique in Caribbean Coral. Makeup artist Nina Haverkamp wanted the lipstick to look as if it was applied the night before and the girls “were out kissing all night”.
Chanel was all razzle dazzle in the beauty department! The highlight was models’ glittery eyelids that glimmered beautifully on stage. Keeping the focus on the eyes, the remaining makeup was minimal with just a sweep of pretty pink blush. Models’ hair was straight and sleek with furry helmet style hats worn on top by some.
The girls of Miu Miu shone with sophisticated elegance as they stormed the runway. The lips were the central beauty look painted in a bold vampy plum colour. Hair was parted strongly to the side with double braided chignons at the nape of the neck. This is certainly a beauty look you’ll want to emulate this Autumn!
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