couture fashion week: the best beauty moments

couture fashion week: the best beauty moments

this month we saw couture fashion week transcending some of the biggest beauty moments of 2017. with looks ranging from the whimsically modest to typically avant-garde, each beauty moment that floated down the parisian runways felt equally as romantic as the next. typical to haute couture, the event showcased a range of mixed-mediums from metallic gilded hair, clustered baby’s breathe and even watercolour eyelids. whilst the taffeta gowns and embellished bags may be nail-bitingly pricey, these beauty looks can be recreated without having to sell your worldly possessions or re-mortgage your house. so listen up, we’ve cherry-picked five key trends and made them oh so wearable whatever day of the week.

1. dior - the power brow

this season we saw dior open their arms to more a disheveled grooming technique. for hair, we saw texturised tresses with ‘i woke up like this’ appeal. dior make-up creative peter philips described this look as a 'sauvage natural beauty’ which is reflected in the wild and character-building brows. begin by enhancing your arches using a brow brush, fill in sparse areas, before setting the hairs with a clear gel.

tip: recreate this look with our ecotools brow shaping set.


2. rodarte - blooming marvellous

with the show blooming bough’s of baby’s breathe, nail-artist tracy lee upped the beauty ante with your not so average manicure. beginning with a shimmery pink base, tracy went on to using eyelash glue to adhere the real (yes real) dainty floral sprigs. see nail-artist tracy lee in action here. opt for a nude-pink base and keep it simple by doting the daisies on alternate nails… voila!

tip: recreate this look with our nails inc bayswater avenue polish.


3. armani privé  - take it to the top

all set for autumn, privé opted for woody tobacco and saffron tones with a seamless finish. this sultry gaze reached new heights by taking the shadow all the way to the brow. this look is not about harsh lines. blend, blend and blend some more. pair with a sheer coverage foundation for a dewy yet grungy finish.

tip:  recreate this look with our ecotools eye enhancing brush set.


4. giambattista valli - sealed with a kiss

created by the legendary val garland, this killer lip combo is as simple as statement red lip sealed with a youthful gloss. val stated 'the mouth is like a rosebud. it’s like she’s been biting peonies’. for a sharper finish, refrain from applying the lipstick straight from the bullet and opt for a lip brush instead. add an extra pop of colour by using a pigmented gloss.

tip:  recreate this look with our ellis faas lips tubes.


5. zuhair murad - the art of prep

with a show of candid loose updos and grecian gold-feathered crowns, murad let’s the skins youthful luminosity speak for itself. this look is all about prepping the skin, as with good prep comes great make-up. before applying foundation, start by exfoliating away any dead skin cells for a radiant glow. continue on to moisturise with a super concentrated yet lightweight formula.

tip:  recreate this look with our caudalie concentrated brightening essence.

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shaina mote ready-to-wear: identity & modernism

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