London Fashion Week has now just passed and it’s now onto Milan Fashion Week and then Paris will be the final city to say adieu until another season. Fashion Week is not just about fashion, it’s also about beauty and for me, beauty and fashion go hand in hand. They both have trends that come and go and nowadays it’s not only about what kind of clothes you see down the catwalk but also the catwalk beauty trends. Here are some of the best beauty trends I’ve seen at this year’s Fashion Weeks and what products you can use to get the look.
Fashion Week: The Catwalk Beauty Trends Edit
This year at the London Fashion Week Versus Versace show a matte complexion and rimmings of kohl around the eye was the signature look. This gave the models a real rock star vibe and definitely a cool one at that. Think edgy London style and you got it! So how do you get the look? A great new product that I’ve found that ticks the matte look is the YSL All Hours Foundation (my shade – Warm Ivory).
This is a fabulous foundation that gives matte coverage and high coverage at that – lasting up to 24 hours. If you like a full-coverage foundation that hides every single flaw then this is a fabulous one to check out – it’s really pigmented and once it is on – it DOESN’T MOVE. It’s water-resistant, doesn’t budge and even has SPF 20. Because even rock stars who party all night need SPF protection.
At DAKS this year it was all about the subtle shimmer on the lids in bronzes and golds – the focus was on the golden tones.
How to get the look? Look no further than the Marc Jacobs Eye Conic Palette in Glambition.I can’t think of a better name than Glambition when it comes to recreating a fashion week look and this palette is all about the nude shades in four fashion finishes – buttery matte velvet, shimmering satin, sparkling silk and metallic lamé. The shades are absolutely stunning and totally wearable – I am in LOVE. The palette itself is super fashionable in its own right and would fit perfectly in a clutch.
At Milan Fashion Week we could see bold eyes on the models at Giorgio Armani with matt white powder on the tops of the cheekbones. To make the eyes pop it’s all about the mascara. I’ve been using the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara which is one of my all-time favourite mascaras. This mascara is all about instant gratification in the form of thick, voluminous lashes with ultra-concentrated pigment. Another big win for this mascara? It doesn’t smudge. Because that just wouldn’t be fashionable would it? Marc’s inspiration behind his Velvet Noir mascara was his first beauty memory of his mother carefully shaving fibres from a velvet ribbon to create her own couture faux lashes. Now if that’s not fashion I don’t know what is.
At Versace this year not only did they bring back all the Supers of the 90s (amazing) but Pat McGrath also recreated a smoky eye look. So how do you get the perfect smoky eye? Well the Marc Jacobs The Smudge Brush can definitely make this happen. This brush is made for creating a chic, smoky eye look that makes it easy to manipulate both eyeshadow and eyeliner to create the smoky eye look of your fashion week dreams.
To get the perfect deposit of pigment on the lids the Marc Jacobs The Shadow Brush is ideal. And seeing as Marc Jacobs himself is a fashion ICON then it comes as no surprise his beauty collection is amazing. I’ve talked about Marc Jacobs beauty several times – the products are truly incredible and the quality and pigments are fabulous – some of the best I’ve ever used. The brushes are also at a pro-level quality – The Shadow Brush picks up the perfect amount of pigment and evenly distributes colour. DAKS beauty look, here we come!
At Max Mara, make-up by Tom Pecheux focused upon bold red lips and subtly defined eyes. For an effortlessly blended eyeshadow look that appears perfectly placed again I have to recommend the Marc Jacobs The Crease Brush which is all about the crease of the eye. The brush allows you to build up colour and softens and blends eyeshadow until it looks perfect. So if you want to recreate the look at Max Mara, this brush is brilliant at adding subtle definition.
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I hope you liked my catwalk beauty trends round-up for fashion week season. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @beautyrocksblog and scroll through my feed to see what I got up to this year at London Fashion Week!
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