Let’s face it. We all fall madly in love with the hair, makeup and pretty manicures at fashion week. The right hairstyle or lip colour can really help bring a designer’s vision to life. For this season, eyes, lips, nails and even hair all got the Midas touch. Ponytails ruled the runways and makeup artists saw the cat eye from many different angles.
Touch of gold – tips, lips, hair and eyes
Gold half-moon and tip at Tadashi Shoji
Get the look: Butter London Nail Lacquer in Marbs
Gold-lined eyes at Badgley Mischka
Get the look: MAC Goldmine Eye Shadow // MAC Blacktrack Fluidline // MAC Pure Show Superslick Liquid Eye Liner
Gold manicure and gold-tipped braids at Mara Hoffman
Get the look: Brush on two coats of Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Bold Gold minus top coat.
Gold part and gold tips at Suno
Get the look: Apply Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Bold Gold over a clear base coat.
Bold gold lips at Son Jung Wang
Bold lips in shades of red
Deep berry lips at Rodarte
Get the look: NARS Deborah Audacious topped with glitter.
Get the look: NARS Lanikai Velvet Lip Liner // NARS Mirihi Island Beach Velvet Lip Liner // NARS Marlene Audacious Lipstick // NARS Jeanne Audacious Lipstick // NARS Bette Audacious Lipstick
Berry-stained lips at Rebecca Minkoff
Get the look: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Amore
Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury describes her cat eye at Cushnie et Ochs as “Cat eye liner with a juicy skin.”
Get the look: MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline and MAC Blacktrack Fluidline drawn through the lashline to extend and define the eye with a dramatic feline shape.
Makeup artist Val Garland’s futuristic cat-eye for Herve Leger
Get the look: TEMPTU S/B Hi-Def and S/B Adjuster in Black.
Get the look: Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen in Black // ColorStay Crème Gel Liner in Black // ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner in Black Out // Luxurious Color Eyeliner in Black Velvet // Bold Lacquer by Grow Luscious in Blackened Brown
Deep Side Part
BCBG Max Azria
Pretty Ponytails – high, low, streaked and everything in between
Tomboy-chic ponytail at Rebecca Minkoff
Minkoff’s Fall 2014 collection is feminine with a menswear twist. TRESemme lead stylist Jeanie Syfu created a tomboy-inspired ponytail – neat and slightly messy at the same time.
Sci-fi inspired ponytail at Herve Leger
Bumble and bumble’s lead stylist Laurent Philippon created a sleek, futuristic ponytail, while colourist Zoe Wiepert added a pop of colour with bright blue and orange extensions.
Super high ponytail at Kate Spade
For Kate Spade, two ponytails are better than one. Garnier’s hair stylist Tommy Bucket says the hair was meant to reflect the collection’s inspiration – a trip to Shanghai. The hair team created a playful, high ponytail by straightening the hair completely and securing it with a piece of leather. For the models donning hats during the show, they did a simple low ponytail.
Sleek and low ponytail at Vivienne Tam
Tam was inspired by a trip to the Silk Road and the women she encountered there. Matthew Curtis, lead stylist for TRESemme, created the low, sleek ponytail and wrapped the hair around it to hide the hair elastic. Pretty clever, huh?
Which beauty trends from the runways are you loving so far? I can’t wait to see what Paris has to offer!
(Images and information from Style Bistro, INTERMIX, Harper’s Bazaar, Metro Velvet, In Style, Cosmopolitan UK, Rebecca Minkoff, Elle, Women’s Wear Daily, Temptu, Style.com, The Fashion Spot, Never Underdressed)