While the clothes of the Paris Fashion Week’s Fall/Winter Couture shows may be the center of attention, beauty enthusiasts will argue that hair and makeup is equally unforgettable as well. From the most dramatic to the unexpectedly simple, here are some looks that will serve as your next beauty inspiration.
1. Christian Dior
Christian Dior took dainty on a whole new level, with no-makeup makeup that featured skin that looked practically flawless. Models’ hair, which was styled by Guido Palau, was kept in low ponytails and wrapped with crisscrossed string—simple, yet refreshing.
The Chanel Haute Couture show was all about rock and roll. Makeup artist Tom Pecheux wows the crowd by giving models a bright shade on emerald green on the lids and flecks on glitter on the lower lash line. For more edginess, hairstylist Sam McKnight created a one-of-a-kind twisted ponytail.
Big, voluminous hair took center stage during the Valentino show. Literally taking your typical bouffant to a higher level, the models wore hair that was teased out on top and smoothened at the ends for a glamorous touch. To make way for the show-stopping hair, the rest of the face was kept bare, with subtle highlights.
4. Guo Pei
To match the Gothic and Neoclassic pieces at the Guo Pei show, it was all about clean lines in unexpected places when it came to the collection’s beauty direction. Graphic liner was seen on the eyes and the neck, while the hair, on the other hand, was a clean, braided updo.
5. Maison Margiela
For the Maison Margiela show, makeup artist Pat McGrath gave us a lesson on extreme glamour. Models were seen sporting a single accent eye with holographic eyeliner—a look that could be spotted from miles away. This perfectly complemented the technicolor pieces of the collection.
6. Armani Privé
Who knew pink could look so edgy and modern? At the Armani Privé show, a fuschia liner was traced just above the crease for a pop of color while skin was kept bare and simple. The result? Effortless beauty that wasn’t too in-your-face.