Japanese label Sacai’s presentation at last month’s Paris Fashion Week was inspired by love, fidelity and friendship. The clothes reigned true to the brand’s DNA, being super functional, technical, and imbued with a whole lot of prints, heavy accessories and vibrant colours. You may have seen Bella Hadid walking down the runway adorned in a gothic looking white shirt and black dress ensemble.
Hues of reds in different shades were toned back with blacks and whites to create contrast, whereas oversized silhouettes and details were balanced out with fresh and youthful makeup and hair. Each model sported a slick back hair look, some appearing more wet than others, which allowed everything else in the expression to really sing.
The clean and effortlessly velvety skin look paired with a deep and matte red lip is the perfect autumnal signature glam, and we’re glad its back for the season, thank you Sacai!
To replicate this runway makeup look, we suggest opting for base products that are on the velvet to mattifying side, and that give a full coverage for flawlessness. A defined cheekbone is also a key element to this face, so a powder bronzer and angled brush are a must. To ensure the vibrance of the red lip remains all day long, apply a lip liner in a deep cherry before a liquid lip that promises to remain present no matter your schedule, we love MAC Cosmetics lip products for this.
Valentino’s presentation at this season’s Paris Fashion Week was a total immersion of ‘shocking pink’, a statement of hope, solidarity and peace at a time where the world was grappling with international conflict. A sea of fuchsia made its way down the Marais runway, which was also constructed in the same hot pink hue
Aptly named ‘Valentino PP Pink Collection’ the assortment by designer Pierpaolo Piccioli cleverly explored the form and silhouette, by choosing to use clothing in only hot pink or black. As the monotone madness was all but deafening, the House of Valentino decided to keep the beauty part of the presentation an extension of the clothing and the set.
Most of the models gracing the runway received a no-makeup makeup look, with skin blurred ever so slightly with mattifying base products, and lips treated with a simple lip oil, gloss or balm to create some shine.
Our favourite part of this face of makeup was the occasional statement fuchsia eye in the same hue as the entire presentation. The shape is reminiscent of something created by style Maven of the moment, one Miss Julia Fox, and is a fun and relatively simple way to bring a pop of colour to the face.
To nail this wash of colour over the lid, undereye and brow bone, we recommend going in first with an eye primer to ensure fallout is minimised. Set the look with a setting spray you trust and don’t forget you can adapt this look to any pop of colour!
Madrid-born house Loewe is the Mediterranean addition to fashion week that always perfectly skews our perception of what fashion really is. The Fall 2022 presentation at Paris Fashion week was a triumphant and bizarre presentation of surrealism and humour. From the myriad of giant acrylic pumpkins that lined the runway to the shoes trapped in the interior of a dress, Irish designer Jonathan Anderson showed a collection full of thought-provoking elements.
As there was so much going on both on the set and the clothes making their way down the runway, the beauty chosen to grace the models was exceptionally paired back. The makeup, true to the luxury brand known best for their impeccable craftsmanship especially for leather goods, was beautiful, subdued and one of the best no-makeup, makeup looks we’ve seen on a runway in a while.
Perfect for the transition from summer to autumn, throughout summer and literally at any time of the year no matter where you find yourself, the look of hydrated and prepped skin is always a great idea.
To recreate, start off with a hydrated and protected skin, makeup artist Hilary Holmes swears by the use of Embryolisse’s Lait-Crème Concentré as a moisturiser to build hydration and a sound base for foundation. For the foundation itself, choose a tint or very sheer formula to create the illusion that nothing is being applied to the skin at all.
For Olivier Rousteing, the latest presentation for Balmain was all about body armour, tactical gear, protective wear, compression pads and the metal elements that always adorn the garments of the brand. An array of monochrome spanning from winter white to deep blacks, the collection was a detailed masterpiece that left no inch of fabric non-embellished!
Just like the clothing and foundations of what the French Fashion house is built on, the runway makeup was shiny, sparkly and radiant. The models sporting the combat/glamour collection were made up in a look full of bouncy skin and luminosity.
To achieve a look doused in glow, the hydration and primer elements must be correct before applying any base product. Before applying the foundation, choose a primer or light reflecting product that will ensure your skin remains bouncy and luminous. Charlotte Tilbury is known for her cult-status glow-inducing primers come highlighters, The Hollywood Flawless Filter and Wonderglow, which are both fabulous options to create a dewy finish.
To pick up on the high points of the face and accentuate the glow we’ve just created with our base, the addition of a light shimmer to the eyes and highlights will bring everything to life. We love a Clinique Chubby stick which serves more purposes than one, for these purposes a highlighter come eyeshadow.
To bronze and create definition, opt for something with a cream base rather than a powder to keep the hydration and consistency the same. The cream bronzer by Napoleon Perdis below is a favourite.