Paris Fashion Week Beauty Round Up: Big Hair & Bold Makeup – StyleList


Not to be outdone by the Italian fashion industry, leading Parisian designers unveiled très magnifique collections bolstered by breathtaking sets (à la Karl Lagerfeld’s iceberg runway at Chanel). And makeup artists and hairstylists worked their magic to pretty up the statuesque models who donned the designs in noteworthy looks.

From bodacious buns to theatrical makeup to intensely teased strands to modern takes on classic ‘dos, the runways of Paris Fashion Week were filled with head-turning beauty.

Read on for the details on four gorgeous (and a few outrageous) trends from over the week in Paris.

Big, Bold Buns: We are definitely fans of a chic chignon — but the beauty teams at ChanelKarl Lagerfeld, and Nina Ricci maximized the ‘do for the catwalk and paired it with standout makeup including smoky eyes,blonde brows and bright red lips, and strong eyebrows that framed golden lids. To achieve volume at the crown, lead hairstylist Guido Palau for Redken at Nina Ricci, boosted strands with Aerate 08 Bodifying Cream-Mousse and set with Forceful 23 Finishing Spray.

Sideshow Glamour: Let’s face it — there are beauty trends that aren’t made for day-to-day wear. But that doesn’t take away from the tremendous detail that produces astonishing hair and makeup masterpieces. From the over-the-top pinned curls and “tanned” complexions at John Galliano to the Bantu knots and pale skin at Comme des Garçons to the messy, kohl-rimmed eyes and red pouts at Vivienne Westwood — Paris Fashion Week served up extreme beauty.

Such a Tease: Heavily, textured hair is a major trend on the fall runways, so it was no surprise when we saw models donning teased tresses at Christian Dior and Comme des Garçons. While the hairstylists at Diorwent for a more perfected look accentuated with fishtail braids and berry stained lips, the models at Comme des Garçons wore pastel-colored puffs that reminded us of cotton candy.

Ladylike Perfection: ‘Dos like the flip, ponytail and slickback will never go out of style, and the beauty teams at ChloéLouis Vuitton, and Balenicaga perfected these retro styles. To create a classic ponytail that complemented the 1950s inspired collection at Louis Vuitton, hair stylist Guido Palau for Redken, curled the ends and concealed the elastic holder by wrapping it with a piece of hair. Glass 01 Smoothing Serum was the key to a sleek finish. Celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath took the look at Balenciaga up a notch by painting a few models brows a bright, pastel color. To recreate this clean, yet fresh face use CoverGirl Clean Liquid Makeup and Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Lush Berry and Plush Peach.

via Paris Fashion Week Beauty Round Up: Big Hair & Bold Makeup – StyleList.

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