5 Fresh Beauty Trends to Try from Paris Fashion Week
Photo by Vincent Lappartient for Christian Dior Parfums (The Cut)
From glossy magazines to famed doctrines like “The French Beauty Solution,” the world is mildly obsessed with Parisian beauty. Whether you’re a full-blown Francophile or you “Amelie” on NetFlix once, there’s so much to appreciate about French women’s chic and effortless charm. After Paris Fashion Week, we were left brushing up on more than our français accent. Break out your makeup bag and check out the five beauty trends you’ll oo la love from the Spring/Summer 2018 runways.
Photos via Vogue.com
The ’60s era is in retrograde, and Twiggy’s supermodel lashes are making an orbit on Spring/Summer 2018 runways throughout Paris. Christian Dior’s runway presentation showed that thick, long and lavish lashes are in. The slightly clumpy-yet-cute look can be pulled off by coating your eyelashes from the root to the tip by twirling your mascara wand through your finger in a circular motion. Creative Director Peter Philips used Diorshow’s Pump N’ Volume mascara, available at Sephora, to achieve this full-bodied look.
Dries Van Noten (Left) and Givenchy (right); Photos via Vogue.com
Garments weren’t the only thing to dazzle crowds on the Paris Fashion Week runways. Designers like Dries van Noten adorned the eyes of its runway models with a glittering border of rhinestones. Givenchy took an understated approach with a fresh, neutral makeup that twinkled with a single gemstone on the models’ cheeks. Who’s ready to shimmer for spring?
Chanel (left) and Valentino (right); Photos via Vogue.com
This Paris Fashion Week, makeup artists tried everything but coloring in the lines. Led by fashion’s favorite iconoclast, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s powerful runway presentation featured an intense makeup palette. Painted with poppy-hues lips and prominent blush, Chanel’s main beauty attraction was dramatic blue eyeshadow that stretched from the lower lash line to the brow bone. To mimic this look, Chanel’s Les 4 Ombres shadow set in Tisse Jazz would fit the bill.
Valentino also got the theatrical memo. Pierpaolo Piccioli’s models rocked electric pink eyeshadow in futuristic ensembles that felt celestial. Scoring an idyllic 2-for-1 look, the vivid shadow swept from the eyes to the models’ cheekbones.
Louis Vuitton (left) and Céline (right); Photos via Vogue.com
Side-swept bangs exited stage left this week. Designers have parted ways with asymmetry and used the runways to usher in the middle part. Louis Vuitton, Céline, Rodarte and Isabel Marant are just a few designers who chose a centered approach to hair. Thankful for us, center parts can open up your facial frame and create the illusion of a wider face. This little magic trick leads to the semblance of larger eyes and adds more prominence to the angles in your face. Allow your hair to take center stage with a sleek style or tousled locks.
Chloé (left) and Altuzarra (right); Photos via Vogue.com
Perhaps the easiest look to look to try from the catwalk is nearly nothing at all. Natural looking faces were the reigning majority at Paris Fashion Week. Rather than dawdle with embellishments and sculpt eyeliner with painstaking precision, models walked with confidence worthy of #nofilter hashtag. From rustic Chloé to an edgy Altuzarra, designers chose to use light foundation, nude lips and little-to-no eye makeup this season. Be-YOU-tiful!