When it comes to Fashion Week beauty, you can always trust London’s designers to bring the bold, the brave, and the often bizarre beauty looks to the runway – and this season was definitely no exception.
Read on to discover nine Fall/Winter 2017 beauty looks we would (probably) never try, from blue lips and dyed brows to crazy hair colors and rainbow eyes.
There’s no denying the fact that color is one of the biggest beauty trends for the upcoming season, but Versus Versace pushed the look even further with really graphic, colored eyes. Shades of deep blue, teal, and orange were added to lids to form strong, thick lines reminiscent of war paint – only cooler and chicer, of course.
Lived-in, real-life makeup is definitely a trend right now, but according to the London runways, a “slept-in” smoky eye just won’t cut it anymore. Meet the super-smudged lip created by Val Garland for the Preen show, where glossy pouts were unperfected simply by smearing the color outside the lips. Is it finally time to put away those lip liners?
Central Saint Martins
Beautiful bushy brows aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, but are you brave enough to try this new take on the trend? On the Central Saint Martins runway, brows were transformed into a colorful accessory for the ultimate statement stare.
Stuck between blonde and brunette or redhead and platinum? This Sia-inspired look allows you to have the best of both worlds. While it may not be the most natural of hair-color trends, it’s perfect for the indecisive ones amongst us.
At Fashion East, models wore a fabulous flush of exaggerated blush. Peachy coral hues were placed high on the cheekbones, beautifully contrasted against bare, natural skin.
House of Holland
Eyes were adorned with a rainbow of shades at House of Holland, where the makeup matched the colors of the cowgirl-inspired fringed jackets and checkered shirts. Textures were combined too, with metallic creams, sparkly glitters, and matte shadows coming together for a magical, multifaceted makeup look.
Doll eyes are runway regulars, but Ryan Lo turned the look up a notch with his Harajuku-inspired eye makeup. With huge, thick false lashes placed along the lower lash line and another set placed on the crease of the lid, the models’ eyes appeared even bigger and more “doll-like”. For a more wearable take on this look, simply stick to applying your falsies to your lash line.
If you’re looking to mix up your eye makeup, why not try a touch of pink? A softer take on the red eye-makeup trend, it’s surprisingly feminine – especially when teamed with a subtle blush and pink-stained lips. Brave it without mascara for a bold, barefaced look à la Bora Aksu.
Say goodbye to blue eyes and hello to blue lips, which are fast becoming a beauty trend. With brands like Kat Von D, Urban Decay, MAC, and even Dior jumping on the blue-lip bandwagon, it’s hardly surprising that Val Garland picked blue for Gareth Pugh – the perfect way to emphasize the collection’s dark side.