When it comes to hair and makeup at Fashion Week, you can always trust London’s designers to bring bold and quirky combinations to the runway – and this season was definitely no exception. From neon lips and glitter lashes to some seriously smoky eye action, read on to discover ten Spring/Summer 2018 beauty looks that you’ll want to try if you’re feeling brave.
House of Holland
There’s no denying that color is one of the biggest beauty trends for the upcoming season, but House of Holland pushed the look even further with really graphic, colored eyes. Shades of hot pink, bright blue, and orange were created by The Body Shop and its ambassador Ciara O’Shea, who described the look as “baked skin and pirate eyes – think desert island beauty”.
Sparkly smiles ruled the runway at Shrimps, where pieces of glitter were perfectly placed on pouts by makeup artist Lucy Burt, who described them as “afterparty lips”.
At Bora Aksu, models wore a fabulous flush of exaggerated blush. Reddish-pink hues were placed high on the cheekbones and beautifully contrasted against bare, natural skin.
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 MAC’s Director of Artistry Terry Barber for the Nicopanda show, where perfect pouts were undone simply by smearing the color outside the lips. Is it finally time to put away those lip liners? Apparently so.
According to Ashish, it’s time to turn that smoky eye up a (very big) notch. Dark-gray shadow was smudged high up to the brow bone and out along the edge of the eye, whilst liner was brought down low and given a grungy feel with a touch of metallic and black glitters.
Backstage at Versus Versace, Charlotte Tilbury worked her makeup magic, transforming the classic cat-eye into one seriously fierce flick. She described it as an “Amy Winehouse meets Kate Moss-inspired makeup look… complete with a graphic rock ‘n’ roll eye.”
Lashes were literally covered in glitter at Ryan Lo, where MAC’s ‘3D Glitter Pigment’ was used to coat them in a thick layer of super sparkles.
Eyes were adorned with a rainbow of shades at Marta Jakubowski, where the undereye makeup matched next season’s collection of structured purple and green jackets – the clumpy lashes were just the proverbial beauty cherry on top.
Move over red power pouts, because now’s the time to go neon. At Mark Fast, we saw hot-orange hues load lips up with a bright beautiful burst, with color being slightly smudged for a softer feel.
Turn that flick upside down and channel your inner Cleopatra à la Isa Arfen, where thick, bold liquid liner was used under the eyes to create a striking reverse cat-eye reminiscent of the Egyptian beauty.