These Paris Fashion Week Beauty Looks Were Extra AF

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Paris Fashion Week may have officially come to a close, but we’re still lusting after some of the major makeup looks and out-there hairstyles spotted on the Parisian runways. Not only does next season promise to be a seriously sparkly one, but it’s also inspiring us to break all the beauty rules and embrace crazy colors, sky-high hairdos, and lots of embellishment. See for yourself in Savoir Flair’s round-up and discover 11 beauty looks that were, well, extra AF.


Sparkly Stares

Off White

Forget about putting glitter on your lids because, next season, it’s all about sparkles on the inner corners of your eyes and across your nose – as seen at Off White. The perfect party look, it requires zero effort for maximum impact, especially if you keep the rest of your makeup clean and fresh.

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Bold Butterflies

Manish Arora

The Manish Arora show was all about diversity, featuring models from the Instagram beauty world and drag culture. Naturally, this meant a brave beauty look that really went against the makeup mold – we’re talking faux butterfly wings, full-on face paint, metallic lashes, colored contacts, and so much more. Each look was unique, perfectly representing the cast of models that walked the runway.

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Sharp and Sleek


Hair was slicked back into perfectly polished ponies at Mugler, made up of twisted buns and dripping chainmail. Makeup was kept minimal, aside from a sharp striking line through the brows, which made for a futuristic feel that perfectly complemented the sharp and sleek aesthetic.

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Woodland Wonders

Noir Kei Ninomiya

Move over flower crowns and green garlands because, according to Noir Kei Ninomiya, it’s time to wear actual plants on your head. We’re talking cacti, succulents, and ferns galore, courtesy of famed floral designer and artist Azuma Makoto. Simultaneously, makeup artist Go Miyuki used an actual paintbrush to create white streaks across lids and lips to add texture and further bring the “back to the roots” inspiration to life.

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Flowery Faces

Giambattista Valli

And if you’re not wearing plants on your head, you should be putting petals on your face – according to Giambattista Valli, at least. Flowers and petals of all shapes, sizes, and hues were used to create floral face pieces, making for one seriously blooming beauty look.

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Going for Gold


We’ve lost count of how many times we watched this clip from Valentino, and who can blame us? No Fashion Month is complete without a glittery look from Pat McGrath, and she didn’t disappoint when it came to this seriously extra look. Dubbing her sparkly creation as an “opulent obsession”, she adorned eyes and brows with her new ‘Blitz Astral Quad Eyeshadow Palette in Nocturnal Nirvana’. It’s officially time to get your gold on.


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Feather Fringes

Dries Van Noten and Christian Lacroix

What do you get when Dries Van Noten teams up with Christian Lacroix for the first time? A floral-inspired collection teamed with futuristic faces and feather fringes. Hairstylist Sam McKnight used actual ostrich feathers to create wispy bangs, while Peter Philips sought inspiration from 80s sci-fi film Blade Runner and brushed black, white, and gold hues across eyes before coating lips with a metallic gold lacquer.

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Spider Leg Lashes

Olivier Theyskens

Taking the clumpy lash look to extremes, makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench created the ultimate “spider legs” look at Olivier Theyskens – that’s our Halloween beauty look sorted.

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Sculptured Tresses

Christian Wijnants

Over at Christian Wijnants, hairstylist Anthony Turner created hair-wrapped sculptural masterpieces that were attached to slicked back, high-shine locks that glistened and gleamed under the runway lights.

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French Renaissance Feels

Thom Browne

Speaking of big, bold hair – it was all about French Renaissance feels at Thom Browne, where Eugene Souleiman created towers of tightly curled tresses that were beautifully juxtaposed against makeup inspired by a flushed Geisha.

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Bejeweled Beauties


If you needed an excuse to dig out those arts and crafts kits, this look from Schiaparelli is it. Makeup artist Erin Parsons created an array of bejeweled beauty looks by placing crystals, glitter, and diamanté details of all shapes, sizes, and colors onto eyes and skin. It’s safe to say that when it comes to bling next season, the bigger, the better.


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