Beauty trends aren’t easy to spot, which is why LOOK‘s beauty team has been busy backstage swotting up on the best Fashion Week beauty looks before they even reach the runway. We’ve created a colourful report of their favourite trends to help you revamp your hair and make-up looks for autumn.
Do you normally wear your hair in a bun? Why not super-size it Audrey Hepburn style, as seen at Carolina Herrera? Or you might want to switch your regular lip gloss for a soft-focus stain of colour à la Vivienne Westwood. And we’re totally going to be resurrecting the ’90s trend for twirled dreads after watching Cara Delevingne sport them down the Chanel catwalk. Plus, ’90s metallic make-up gets an overdue comeback.
From ladylike chic to ’80s divas and ’90s grunge girls besides, we’ve got next season’s beauty looks covered.
At Versace and Gucci, lashes were taken to dizzy new heights, with both the top and bottom set looking long and luscious. Recreate this look with Max Factor’s Clump Defy Extensions False Lash Mascara, £11.99.
Shimmering eyes were everywhere this season, from John Rocha to Donna Karan. Whether it was a flash of silver at the corner of the eye or a wash of rose gold all over the lids, metallics made a major comeback. Try this look for yourself with GOSH Forever Eyeshadow in Light Copper, £5.99.
Nail polish went sci-fi this season, with manicurists favouring metallic polishes, framing the nail bed with streaks of gold and highlighting the semi-circular ‘moons’ above the cuticles with glitter. Get your glitter on with Deborah Lippman Nail Polish in I’ll Take Manhattan, £18.
Who ate all the strawberries? That’s what we were asking ourselves when we spotted the blurred crimson lips at Vivienne Westwood and Marques Almeida’s shows. Laid-back chic at its best – recreate the look with Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in Red Essential, £4.99 (out 1st September 2014).
“L’Oreal Paris Elvive Styliste Mousse Full Restore 5, £3.05 is perfect for creating a clean parting.” James Pecis, L’Oreal Paris Stylist
When Chanel does ’90s-style dreads, you know it’s time to follow suit. First, create a rough, beachy texture with TIGI Catwalk Session Series Salt Spray, £13.56, then twist small sections with the palms of your hands and secure with hairspray to finish.
“Full on eyes and loud lips worn together are back! Think ‘80s-style Madonna and you’ve nailed it,” says Rimmel’s make-up ambassador Kristen Piggott.
If the latest shows were anything to go by, the ‘power brow’ trend isn’t going anywhere soon. Swap your thin arches for a more block-like shape using Giorgio Armani’s Eye & Brow Maestro, £26.50.
The feline flick got super-sized over at Jean-Paul Gaultier and Rag & Bone. Want to try the statement liner look yourself? Use Rimmel’s Scandaleyes Jumbo Liner, £5.49 (out 1st October 2014).
Hair is going seriously retro this season, with giant 1950s buns reigning supreme at Carolina Herrera.