Beauty is in the eye of the beholder… and the hands of a professional team of makeup artists! Kahea Montgomery (MA Fashion Journalism) reports on the most memorable runway beauty moments from New York and London fashion weeks. Say goodbye to last season’s pastel lips and smoky eyes! Welcome new season’s craziest makeup trends: hand-painted faces, blurry smudged lipsticks, and bold geometric eye work!
Imperfection is in vogue.
TREND ONE: Colorful & Geometric Eyes
NYFW: Sunny yellows, fiery reds, and frosty white eyeshadows took center stage at the Zadig & Voltaire runway show. Image Source: Elle.com
NYFW: Bold blues, ravishing reds, and greenery-green geometric shapes frame bare eyelids at the Prabal Gurung show. Image Source: Elle.com, Vogue.com
LFW: Bright teal, neon orange, and navy blue eyeshadow lend graphic novel quality to the streetwear-inspired Versus Versace line. Image Source: Vogue.com, Elle.com
TREND TWO: Smudged & Smeared Lips
NYFW: Inspired by harsh realities of the Street, Gypsy Sport opted for bold berry-esque smudges over natural lip lines. Image Source: Elle.com, Vogue.com
LFW: Gently smudged and diffused lips gave the Temperly collection a soft vibe of romanticized adolescence. Image Source: Vogue.com
LFW: High gloss meets high smear in bold corals and deep plums to command attention at the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi show. Image Source: Vogue.com
TREND THREE: Face = Canvas
NYFW: Rainbow finger-painting was all the rage at the Eckhaus Latta show. Image: Vogue
LFW: Hand-painted white and yellow flowers paired with floral hair accents were the focus of the Tata Naka show. Image Source: Popsugar.com
LFW: Faces painted with bold colors to resemble the lucha libra masks worn by Mexican wrestlers amplified the dramatic razzle-dazzle (and political) collection by Ashish. Image Source: Vogue.com