There was a divide this season at Couture Week when it came to beauty – either go big or go home, or less is more. Falling into these two different camps, the hair stylists and makeup artists backstage offered up looks worth taking note of. For those making a statement, oversized hair in bouffants and beehives gave off some serious ’60s vibes, whilst quiffs and crimping offered up styles for every taste. Eyes were the focus of the season with liner showcased in a range of styles and shades. For those taking the simple route, locks were left loose or tied back in a low ponytail. The skin was the focus with no-makeup makeup the key trend.
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Drawing inspiration from Imperial Russia, the beauty at Zuhair Murad was akin to that of a princess. Hair was worn loosely with a low pony at the back, allowing wisps to fall elegantly around the face. For the makeup, the skin was left with a slight sheen with soft bronzes and golds worked around the eye.
It was all about the eyes at Fendi. Peter Philips offered a graphic cat eye, where the white liner was used just at the outer corner of the eye to break up the black. Liner was also used along the lower lashline for a bold look, while Sam McKnight made a case for bringing back the beehive.
Natural makeup was the look for Dior. Working with the new Dior Backstage Line, Peter Philips focused on the complexion adding just a touch of sheen. Guido Palau, on the other hand, offered up more of a statement with a low, slicked-back ponytail, featuring black elastics crisscrossed along the length of the locks.
Hair close up.
There were two statements at Valentino; the one where models showcased a colorful cat eye and the one where models rocked an over-the-top bouffant. One more wearable than the other, the eyeliner was precise, worked up past the brow making it the perfect companion for an evening out.
Hair close up.
No-makeup makeup is harder to achieve than you would think. Offering up flawless skin, the models at Schiaparelli showcased a glowy base with an easy updo.
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At first, the beauty looked simple with clean skin and pulled-back hair. As the models turned, they revealed statement locks which featured hair tied into sections to create a whimsical feel.
Sam McKnight offered a lesson in how to rock a high pony. Dubbing the look “rockabilly rolls”, the model's hair featured a statement quiff with the rest of their locks pulled back into a tight ponytail. Tom Pecheux focused in on eyes, creating a smoky look with glitter placed along the lower lash line.
Hair close up.
Dust off your crimpers because Christophe Josse just brought back this '80s trend in a super-chic way. Keeping skin glossy and with a soft pink eyeshadow, the makeup allowed the locks to do the talking.
Hair was left down or simply tied low at the back of the models' heads, leaving the metallic headpieces to do the talking. Pat McGrath offered up some seriously glowing skin with highlight emphasizing the cheekbones. A thin cat-flick eyeliner in black, with a touch of silver on the inner corner of the lid, made the eyes pop.