Fashion Month has closed it’s magical doors a few weeks ago for another season introducing the makeup trends to inspire us in the following six months. Paris Couture Week has already foreshadowed that glitter and sparkle will return with no holds barred as a beauty trend and no surprise, the catwalks of Fashion Month were flooded with gleaming looks reminiscing the ’70 disco world. Other than that, basics like ‘classic smokey eyes’ and the ‘red lip’ has undergone a 2019 makeover making it appealing and accessible for us everyday folk to recreate some of the latest and greatest looks at home.
The red lip this season is matte and velvety which is either paired with minimal makeup and polished skin or a bold liner.
At Louis Vuitton, courtesy of Pat McGrath, her MatteTrance Lipstick in Guinevere were paired with fierce black eyeliner flicks.
At Paco Rabanne, they used Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in Elson and toned the rest of the makeup down giving the brows, eyes and skin a natural finish.
The makeup team at Helmut Lang paired a bright bold lip with a soft gold wash on the eyelids and a natural-looking skin. Makeup designer Susie Sobol has used Maybelline New York Color Sensational Made for All Lipstick in Red for Me.
The makeup at Versace had a cool rock-and-roll vibe with black kohl pencil and overdrawn lips filled in with a deep red hue.
Here’s one for the gloss lovers: healthy-looking, juicy, dewy, glossy lips are in and I gladly follow this trend this time around thanks to the amazing modern non-sticky formulas around. My choice of product would be Alex Steinherr X Primark overnight lip mask, at Naeem Kahn they used Maybelline Baby Lips Colour Crayon in Creamy Caramel.
At Badgley Mischka, they paired matte taupe eyes with Glossier Lip Gloss.
At Christopher Kane, they went to town with gloss and placed in on both the eyes and lips while keeping the skin very natural. The makeup team achieved the look by using Nars Belle De Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and Nars Clean Cut Afterglow Lip Balm.
FLUSHED CHEEKS, FRESH SKIN
Pink flushed cheeks never go out of fashion. A fresh outdoorsy glow is always one of my favourite things to recreate on myself and others too, here is how fashion pros re-imagined this trend this season:
At Chanel Lucia Pica has designed a masculine-feminine look with strong brows, a soft satin-finish skin paired with a beautifully blended pink flush on the cheeks. They used Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint as a base, Les 4 Ombres N°308 Clair Obscur on the eyes, Joues Contraste N°440 Quintessence on the cheeks, Rouge Coco Baume on the lips.
Rocking the monochromatic trend, at Aigner, the models wore Milk Makeup’s Lip & Cheek in Swish.
At Dolce & Gabbana they used Dolce & Gabbana Make-up Blush Cushion Stick in Candy to achieve the look.
Rose-pink monochromatic makeup featured at Veronica Beard with a generous application of black mascara that made the whole look less girly, more grown-up.
Graphic eyes are usually one of the most creative trends. The sky is the limit, makeup artists can go as bold as they want and they do.
At Dior Peter Philips’s inspiration was “a cartoon” based on the ’60s fashion fantasy film, Who Are You, Polly Magoo? He has created a Twiggy-style strong liner with bold vertical lines imitating lower lashes. He used Dior Diorshow Stay Eyeliner in Matte Black to achieve the look.
At Moon Young Hee they have created a beautiful floating eyeliner flick for their models using Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer.
I love this creative look at Giambattista Valli, Pat McGrath uses Mac Pro Longwear Fluidline in Blacktrack and Mac Chromacake (mixed with Prep & Prime Fix+) in Pure White
Dick Page followed a more laidback approach at Proenza Schouler. This ‘unfinished’ look went well with the models’ gelled back hair and natural skin.
POP OF COLOUR
Brightening up the catwalks the pop of colour trend is always exciting to watch. At Moschino, 60s style exaggerated bouffants were paired with black eyeliner flick on bright colours courtesy of makeup artist Tom Pecheaux.
At Guy Laroche a naturalistic skin, brows and lips were paired with a bright eyeliner using Mac Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Fashion Legacy.
At Carolina Herrera, they used MAC’s Chromacake in Genuine Orange to paint on a block of colour on the eyelids.
Makeup artist Inge Grognard was evoking the ’80s with this blue eyes-red lips combo at Mugler.
The models at Alexis Mabille wore washes of bright eyeshadow Geisha-style with vibrant headpieces to go with.
Bright neon lashes were the order of the day at Manish courtesy of Kabuki.
This has got to be one of my favourite looks of the season. Dick Page has created this beautiful blue-purple smokey eye look for Michael Kors. This is how you do ’70s retro in 2019.
There was a lot more classic neutral/black smokey eye looks this season than the last. Tom Ford has led the way with a beautiful mauve, grey and plum layered look designed by Diane Kendal. She used Tom Ford Eye Color Quads in Nude Dip, and Orchid Haze, and Tom Ford Eye Kohl in Espresso topping it off with eye gloss.
At Max Mara, the models wore an expertly blended soft brown-peach monochromatic look. The makeup team used Mac’s Studio Fix Sculpt and Shape Contour Palette and Mac Lipstick in Taupe.
At Elie Saab, the makeup artists created an elegant shimmery bronze wash on the model’s eyelids using L’oreal Paris Mini Eyeshadow Palette in 02 Nudist.
At Prabal Gurung, Diane Kendal used the Mac Autumn/Winter trend palette too using different layers of bronze and brown shades.
At Hermes, the classic jet black smokey eyes were the focus of the look paired with understated makeup on the rest of the face.
A gorgeous, glowing skin will never go out of fashion, proved by the trend persisting season after season. The Autumn/Winter 2019 version of this trend is a less glossy, more satin, realistic, natural ‘wellness face’, that looks healthy and well-rested.
At Adam, a minimal skin makeup was paired with tiny pearls in the corners of the eyes.
At Hugo Boss Makeup was kept minimal too with neutral tones on the eyes with a hint of black liner only.
Pat McGrath has created ethereal, perfectly polished skin with lots of lashes for the models at Givenchy.
Bleached brows at Christopher Kane made sure the focus was kept on fresh faces.
At Stella McCartney warm brows were matched with a perfect healthy glow on the skin.
Here is some inspiration for your next night out. Glitter and sparkle have taken over the catwalks of Fashion Month providing us with plenty of inspiration.
At Dries Van Noten Peter Philips used Glossier Play Glitter Gelée to achieve this ‘leftover makeup’ look, with a blend of gold, silver and multi-coloured glitter dabbed across the lids.
At Halpern, they used MAC Dazzleshadow Liquid to get this show-stopping makeup look.
The great Isamaya Ffrench designed this glitter overload look for Ashish. She used a mix of different colours of Mac Glitter on the eyes, lips, cheeks, chin and the nose. My heart goes out to poor makeup assistants who had to wash this off later.
The Rodarte team let by James Kaliardos, inspired by the glamour of old school Bob Fosse musicals used Nars makeup to achieve this gorgeous monochromatic look.
Gold foils added the right amount of sparkle to this disco-inspired look at Halpern. There were tiny hints of pop of colour peeping through all that gold to make the look even more fun.
To finish off this post let me mention my favourite creative looks of the season. This next one is from the Valentino show at couture week designed by Pat McGrath. She used exquisite feather lash extensions making the whole look extraordinary and elegant.
Also at Valentino Pat McGrath has created beautiful dainty floral patterns covering the models’ temples and foreheads. McGrath’s creativity knows no boundaries and this makes her still one of my favourite artists.
The perfect bold eyeliner running along the bottom lash line of the Dior models were paired by swimming cap style hats and bejewelled veils covering their faces. It seems that the makeup her is a supporting act at first but I think makeup and the accessories go perfectly hand in hand balancing each other.