Paris Couture Week: Beauty trends
The shows at Paris Couture Week offer the top fashion houses a chance to flaunt their creative prowess and artistry – something which often translates into the hair and make-up looks which accompany their collections. Here, we dissect some of the top trends to emerge from the most glamorous seven days in the fashion calendar.
Rather than create one uniform look for all the models at Dior, make-up artist Peter Philips conjured up an array of takes on the classic winged eyeliner look. Some models wore graphic black swipes across their lids, while others had their eyes ringed or underlined with precisely drawn liner. The minimal look was created using Diorshow Pro Liner Waterproof and Diorshow Art Pen, which was topped off with several coats of Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara. The second look Philips designed for Dior retained liner as the central focus, with a handful of models wearing gold shadow on their peepers instead of black. Using Dior Addict Fluid Shadow in Phenix, the formula was applied with a fine brush in broad, strokes for a bold effect. Meanwhile, over at the Atelier Versace show, make-up maven Pat McGrath gave models elongated, cat eyes using a silvery-blue eyeshadow. Recreate the look at home with Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Ice Blue. This opaque waterproof formula provides bold, intense colour and long lasting coverage - even in humid temperatures.
At Chanel’s haute couture presentation, make-up artist Tom Pecheux went all out on the eyelashes, creating a doll-like effect by layering a thick fringe both above and below the eye. Lids were dusted with an opalescent white shade, like Chanel’s Illusion D’Ombre luminous eyeshadow in Fantasme. Exquisite gowns and pastel trains at Ralph & Russo were juxtaposed with sleek, braided updos, and models sporting dewy skin, glossy lips and smoky eyes. Take inspiration from the look by swiping a little of Benefit’s Watt’s Up soft focus highlighter across the apples of the cheeks and eyelids for a delicate champagne glow.
At Fendi’s 90th anniversary show, held at Rome’s Trevi Fountain, models had their hair pinned into soft ringlets and wore minimal make-up, with classic black winged eyeliner, natural contour on the cheekbones and pale-pink lip balm, such as NARS’ Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight, a pretty rose hue.
The new Goth
There has been a serious Gothic influence on the runways of late, but Couture Week offered a new, softer alternative to the harsh black eyeliner and lipstick popular last season. At Jean Paul Gaultier, models wore minimal foundation, with the central focus on lacquered brown pouts and deep eyeshadow in autumnal hues. Emulate the brown lipstick look with bareMinerals’ Gen Nude Buttercream Lipgloss in Minx, a cocoa brown colour which provides a great alternative to neutrals. Meanwhile Elie Saab opted for pale complexions, striking black eyeliner, choosing a deep red shade for the lips. Emulate the models’ luscious pouts with a dash of Charlotte Tilbury’s matte revolution lipstick in Red Carpet Red – an unbeatable ruby shade!