The Best Fall 2016 Fashion Week Beauty

The Best Fall 2016 Fashion Week Beauty

It’s not even spring yet, and we’re already forecasting fall’s biggest beauty trends. Fashion Month has just come to an end, and there were plenty of major hair and makeup moments that have us very excited for the year to come. Keep reading for our favorite beauty looks from the four Fashion Weeks – New York, London, Milan and Paris – and get inspired!



Goth and Glam: The beauty look at Rodarte combined ethereal romanticism with gothic vibes. Deep burgundy lips, floral hair accessories and glowing skin. The lips, by James Kaliardos for NARS, were a mix of Liv Audacious Lipstick and Train Bleu Velvet Matte Pencil. At Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma show, the legendary Pat McGrath gave models flawless skin and daring black lips. The show-stopper (arguably the most talked about beauty look at NYFW) was the slicked-back, painted-white hair, done by Yusef.


Graphic Black Liner: Graphic liner is here to stay. It’s an ideal runway look – interesting, editorial and allows the makeup artist and designer to get creative. At Oscar de la Renta, Diane Kendal gave the classic cat eye a twist by extending the line into models’ creases. At Marc Jacobs, his frequent collaborator Francois Nars was inspired by ‘80s punk. He used varying black NARS liners, ranging from Eye Paint to Velvet Eyeliner.


Bouncy Curls: From her sparkly gold dress to those gorgeous curls, Karlie Kloss was channeling Studio 54 glamour at Diane von Furstenberg’s star-studded show. Orlando Pita, for TRESemmé, was inspired by 1970s paparazzi photos and DVF herself. He used TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume products to create the looks. For Karlie’s hair, he used a small-barreled curling iron to create little ringlets, then brushed them out to make it large and voluminous. At Altuzarra, it was all about indivuality – Odile Gilbert played up the hair of naturally curly-haired models using Kérastase Curl Fever.



Bold Takes on Glitter: At Holly Fulton, eyelids were adorned with chunky silver glitter for an insanely cool, futuristic effect. Get the look with NYX’s Face and Body Glitter. At Burberry, Wendy Rowe diffused glitter on the outer corners of models’ eyes, calling them ‘tears of joy.’ She used Burberry’s limited edition Shimmer Dust (which isn’t available yet) over Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen to make it stay in place.


Fresh Skin and Bold Lips: At Mary Katrantzou, Lynsey Alexander used MAC products to give models flawless, clean complexions and finished off the look with Burgundy Lip Pencil and Retro Matte Liquid Lip in Dance With Me. At Erdem, Val Garland, for NARS, was inspired by the crime thriller Black Dahlia – the look was all about noir beauty. She mixed four lip products for the perfect deep lip: Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in Train Bleu and Consuming Red, followed by Velvet Lip Glide Gloss in Toy. She then added a bit of Exhibit A Blush onto lips.


Bright, Monochromatic Beauty: From major afro wigs to the makeup to nails to the clothing itself, everything at Ashish was monochromatic. The fun, eye-catching wigs were definitely the main attraction, adding some playfulness to the typically-serious Fashion Week.



Smoldering Rock ’n’ Roll Eyes: Models in Milan embraced their inner rock chicks with sultry, kohl-rimmed eyes. At Cavalli, Pat McGrath applied black pencil to the upper and lower lash lines, then blended them out with black shadow. For Versace, the same artist, Pat McGrath, used loads of liner and tons of mascara on both the top and bottom. She wanted the eyes to be the focus of the look.


Colorful, Graphic Eyes: The detailed, whimsical eyes at Fendi were reminiscent of face painting…and it was majestic. The graphic eyes, done by Peter Philips, were individually designed to suit each model and her outfit. For an even bolder look, some models were given bright orange or yellow lips.


Romantic Accessories: Milan’s fashion is all about femininity and love, so it’s no surprise the hair at MFW was so romantic. At Philosophy, Sam McKnight pulled back loose waves and tied it together with big, black bows. The beauty at Dolce & Gabbana is always incredible. At the show, hair maestro Guido Palau adorned models’ with oversized accessories, like the one seen above.



Hair Swap!: Without a doubt, the beauty at Balmain was the most buzzed-about of all the fashion shows. If you went on Instagram that day, you probably saw endless images of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid sporting each other’s signature hair colors. Using wigs, all of the brunette models went blonde, and vice versa.


Reinvented Smoky: At Chanel, Tom Pecheux created a unique smoky eye that paid homage to the brand’s iconic quilted bags using gray eyeshadow. At Givenchy, Pat McGrath created a striking, almost alien-like smoky made all the more dramatic thanks to bleached brows.


A New Way to Sparkle: Tom Pecheux gave models at Anthony Vaccarello ‘wings.’ He added crystal wings on top of their eyeliner for a luxe and interesting spin on the classic cat eye. At Giambattista Valli, Val Garland kept things fresh-faced and natural. Some of the models, like Gigi Hadid, above, had silver glitter placed underneath their brows for a little sparkle.

Photos and product information courtesy of WWD and Vogue UK

What were your favorite Fashion Week beauty looks? Would you try any of the looks out? Let us know in the comments below!

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