There isn’t anything in the fashion world as magical as couture. With your average piece taking hundreds of hours to create, the beauty that accompanies it down the runway has to be equally as spectacular. Que the biggest names in makeup and hair. From the minimal to outright eccentric, these are the some of the most inspiring moments from Spring 2019 couture.
Paris Couture Week Spring 2019: Best Beauty Looks
Working with real flowers, hairstylist Beppe D’Elia crowned models head with a crown of color. Delicate yet vibrant, the look was finished with a sweep on neon pink across the eyelids by makeup artist Lloyd Simmonds.
“I chose a dark and graphic messy look, with a pattern that blends a punk aesthetic with a dreamy pierrot feel. All the emphasis was on the eyes, which are intriguing, and draw you in,” explained Dior's Creative and Image Director Peter Philips.
Glitter is going nowhere. Following in the footsteps of Val Garland who covered the faces of models at the Giambattista Valli for the Fall 2018 RTW show with glitter, Pat McGrath opted for a half face of sparkles. The other models showcased flawless highlighted skin.
At Chanel, models showcased a look that was sure to make them stand out from the crowd. Makeup artist Lucia Pica opted for turquoise eyes lined along the upper and lower lash line, and a bold matte lip in magenta. Hairstylist Sam McKnight worked his magic with sky-high bouffants, referencing ‘19th-century romance’ and ‘Bowie’s Blitz Kids’.
Pat McGrath wasn’t holding back this season. Creating some of the most powerful looks to hit the runway, Valentino saw models saunter along in feather lashes and three-dimensional face paint. As for the hair, stylist Guido Palau pulled hair back into shiny low chignons. Simple and chic.
A nod to the 80s, models at Georges Chakra not only rocked hair crimped and pulled back high but a neon green eye too. With a flush of blush and dab of gloss on the lips, they were ready to hit the dance floor.
“To complement a retro-inspired collection, graphic strokes of red, applied just under the eye in a painterly fashion, give a nod to the illustrations of Erté and accent the beaded cloche hats,” said Giorgio Armani’s International Makeup Artist Linda Cantello.
Iris Van Herpen
The hair did the speaking at Iris Van Herpen. Hairstylist Martin Cullen worked with blunt bangs, dipping them in various shades of glitter. For the face, makeup artist Terry Barber worked with concealer and white chromaline applying it to all over the skin.
Iris Van Herpen
A luminous complexion offered the perfect base for glossy eyes and a dramatic burgundy lip. Embracing the individual hair was left natural, with a voilette, or face veil covered in diamantes complementing the shimmering collection.