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5 Beauty Trends From London Fashion Week To Try Before Everyone Else Does

London Fashion Week was back in full swing for autumn/winter 2022, and designers delivered the drama. Conner Ives and Supriya Lele were feeling nostalgic, with lots of ’90s and Noughties references, while others like Halpern and David Koma were in the mood to party. There were some beautiful bridal moments, courtesy of Richard Quinn and Harris Reed, while Simone Rocha and Erdem offered something altogether darker. All of which was reflected in the hair and make-up.

Below, Vogue rounds up the best beauty trends from London Fashion Week autumn/winter 2022.


Y2K face gems at Conner Ives felt fun and fresh. Photo: Style Du Monde

For his runway debut, Conner Ives turned back the clock with his Y2K-themed collection. This was echoed in the beauty with visible under-eye concealer and ombré lips. But the stars of the show were the candy-colored gems that Miranda Joyce dotted around models’ faces. It felt fun and fresh and reminiscent of more carefree days. Embellishments featured a lot this season. At Simone Rocha, Thomas de Kluyver placed pearls and crystals around models’ eyes, echoing elements in the collection. Where Joyce’s crystals felt optimistic and playful, de Kluyver’s swan-like palette of black, white and red, which echoed Rocha’s inspiration, the tragic tale of The Children of Lir, felt dark and haunting.

Graphic lines

Miranda Joyce created graphic lines at Roksanda.

Graphic shapes and bold lines were another beauty staple this season. At Matty Bovan, Miranda Joyce channelled American footballers with a bold black or navy war paint stripe underneath the eye. Elsewhere, Thom Walker created exaggerated wings at Molly Goddard that had a very DIY feel to them, echoing the haphazardness of the collection, while Joyce create another kind of graphic eye at Roksanda, this time using much thinner lines, one above the eye and one below, and always going against the eye shape.

Kaleidoscopic hair

Josh Wood created soft psychedelic wigs at Matty Bovan.

Overall the mood at the autumn/winter 2022 shows felt celebratory. Collections were full of color, pattern and texture, which is something that was reflected in plenty of vibrant hair moments. At 16Arlington, Sam McKnight echoed the collection’s tie dye prints with hand-painted, feather-light strands of hair, while Syd Hayes and Josh Wood created soft psychedelic wigs at Matty Bovan.

A classic red lip

A classic red lip makes a statement at Harris Reed.

Nothing makes a statement quite like a red lip. And at Harris Reed, MAC’s director of make-up artistry Terry Barber used it to do just that, channelling ’70s disco with a brilliant matte red, which was further amped up with the addition of a bold eye for good measure. Likewise, global artistry director for Nars Jane Richardson broke through the darkness at Erdem with a striking red lip, which spoke to the classic and timeless Erdem style.

Flawless skin

Emilia Wickstead served gorgeous glowing skin.

In amongst the bold beauty moments, there was a focus on gorgeous, glowing skin. Lucia Pica created a flawless finish at Nensi Dojaka, and Naoko Scintu conjured a luminous glow at Emilia Wickstead. It was the same at Ahluwalia, Maximilian, and where visible, Richard Quinn.

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