Season after season, the boldest and the bravest beauty trends seem to emerge from the runways of London Fashion Week – and Fall/Winter 2018 was no exception. Read on to discover which eight beauty looks – from metallic magic at Fashion East to glitter galore at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi – have inspired us to break the beauty rules.
The Ashish show transported us straight to the streets of Mumbai with its bold Bollywood-inspired makeup – think: dark painted-on brows, thick winged liner, and mossy-green shadow applied all over lids to perfectly complement Ashish Gupta’s colorful India-inspired collection.
It was pink punk perfection at Ashley Williams, where makeup artist Thomas de Kluyver created a ‘90s makeup mood which – according to MAC – was about “a girl taking a supernaturally charged road trip”. Sounds like one hell of a ride to us.
Dazzling disco eyes reigned supreme at Halpern, where MAC’s ‘Dazzleshow’ and ‘Violet’ pigments were used to create a mesmerizing, multi-dimensional beauty look. All you need is a pair of flash lashes, and you’re good to go.
Over at Fashion East, it was all about metallic magic, with pouts being coated in a gleaming golden coat of color to contrast beautifully against bare skin and naked eyes.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
When it comes to one major makeup trend – both this season and next – it’s glitter, so we weren’t surprised to see some super sparkly looks on the London runways. We especially loved the glittery get-up at the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi show, which was inspired by oyster-diving. Here, Val Garland and her team dusted gold and turquoise flecks along the hairlines of models, letting it scatter on foreheads and cheeks to create a gorgeous glittery look.
Gone are the days of solo shades as the look at Peter Pilotto has seriously inspired us to go two-tone. Pinks were paired with purples, oranges with yellows, and blues with reds to create a cool but wearable colorful look.
Nicopanda turned bold, bushy brows up a notch by adding a cool hit of color. It looked particularly on-point when teamed with pastel-hued locks and the collection’s street-style swag.
The Natasha Zinko show gave us plenty of sequin inspiration as eyes were adorned with silver sparkles in place of makeup and eyeshadow. Simple, chic, and oh-so-sparkly. Sold.