It may have been the final hurdle of fashion month, but that didn’t mean Paris held back when it came to beauty. Makeup artists dusted off their brushes and offered up a whole new take on colors, textures, and embellishments for Spring 2018. Breaking all the rules, beauty aficionados watched as mascara was applied to lashes until clumpy at Christian Dior, and a whole kaleidoscope of colors was swept onto faces from Chanel to Valentino. Read on for seven of the top makeup moments from the week.
#1 There was an 1980s revival at Chanel
We can’t think of a more retro combination than turquoise eyes and red lips. With shadow swept up to the brows, the lower lash line also received a brush of blue for extra impact by Tom Pecheux.
#2 Spider like lashes made a statement at Christian Dior
Peter Phillips kept makeup natural, finding the perfect balance between shine and powder. Focusing on the eyes, layers of mascara were coated on both the top and bottom lashes using two different mascaras.
#3 There is never too much pink for Valentino
From the browbone to the cheekbone and onto the lids, Pat McGrath framed the eyes with a bright pink pigment. Taking the concept of blush to the next level, the whole look added to the 1980s revival that was later spotted on the runway at Chanel.
#4 Dries Van Noten proved that crystals are for the daytime
Sparkle appeared in the most unexpected of places, with carefully placed crystals lining across eyes and lips at Dries Van Noten. Mirroring the optimistic vibes of the collection, the rest of the look was kept simplistic.
#5 It was all about skin at Saint Laurent
Tom Pecheux explained the makeup at Saint Laurent as, “enhancing natural beauty for a ‘me but better’ look.” Focusing on the models complexions, the prep was simple with oil, a primer, and concealer perfecting the base.
#6 You should always expect the unexpected at Maison Margiela
Leave it to Pat McGrath to invent a new way to apply lipstick. The fuschia shade with soft matte finish featured precise sloping edges at the center of the lip, offering a graphic vibe. The rest of the look featured dewy and luminous skin, which McGrath explained as “… Margiela skin.”
#7 There is always time for graphic eyeliner at Rochas
Lucia Pieroni used graphic liner to frame the eye, working from the lower lash line out into an almond silhouette. Skin was yet again kept clean, leaving the focus on the eyes.