A Work of Arch

The low-down on Beauty Trends from FW18 Fashion Weeks

26 March 2018

 

 

Black Magazine Online Beauty Editor Gemma Elaine reviews our top Beauty looks from the Autumn Winter Fashion Collections.

 

 

 CHRISTIAN DIOR

 

Key Makeup: Peter Philips for Christian Dior

Key Hair: Guido Palau

 

 You could be forgiven if at first glance you thought the makeup at Dior was nothing more than flawless skin, softly defined brows and moisturised lips, however hiding behind those amazing sunglasses we all loved on the runway was a super fun disconnected eyeliner. In yet another retro throwback for the season, the block eyeliner hugged both the upper and lower lashlines was seen in all the colours resulting in a super fun and playful look. C'est Chic!

 

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GIAMBATTISTA VALLI

 

 Key Makeup: Val Garland for M.A.C Cosmetics

Key Hair: Paul Hanlon


Val Garland’s Glitter Masks captured absolutely everyone’s attention for this show. We think there’s just something so mesmerising about seeing the light bounce off the faces as they walk down the runway, adding to the magical mood. 

 

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN 

 

Key Makeup: Lucia Pieroni for M.A.C Cosmetics 

Key Hair: Guido Palau for Redken


A clean beauty look with a stamped on Red Lip is somewhat of a fashion week staple - we simply love the way the rest of the makeup has been left clean and fresh so that the finished look is refined yet flawless.

 

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 MAISON MARGIELA

 
Key Makeup: Pat McGrath for Pat McGrath Labs

Key Hair: Eugene Souleiman


Intergalactic beauty reigned supreme at Galliano for Margiela with individual looks for each model. Bold lips and wet skin emerged as the stand out features, serving the ultimate extra terrestrial atmosphere. Take us to your leader! 

 

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MANISH ARORA   


Key Makeup: Kabuki for M.A.C Cosmetics

Key Hair: Laurent Phillipon for Bumble and Bumble


Japanese Zen Garden vibes took us to a peaceful place at Manish Arora. Layers of superfine glitter were pressed over white foundation prior to the die cut stencils being removed, revealing the ripple shaped negative space underneath - definitely one of the most breathtakingly beautiful looks of the entire season. 

 

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MOSCHINO 


Key Makeup: Kabuki for M.A.C Cosmetics

Key Hair: Paul Hanlon


Pop Art Jackie O Aliens on the runway - what’s not to love? The perfectly applied body paint in all shades of the rainbow was so spectacular, creating something Andy Warhol himself would have loved.

 

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MAISON VALENTINO


Key Makeup: Pat McGrath for Pat McGrath Labs

Key Hair: Eugene Souleiman


Contemporary Romance was the mood for Valentino this season and Pat McGrath’s clean and fresh beauty look definitely took us there.  With soft blended out rose tones, delicate lashes and the freshest of fresh skin, this look is chic and wearable whilst still having fun.

 

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DRIES VAN NOTEN  


Key Makeup: Peter Philips for Christian Dior 

Key Hair: Sam McKnight for Hair By Sam McKnight


If we could only use one word to describe the Dries Van Noten look it would have to be ‘feathery’. Bold eyelashes in orange, olive green, lemon, crimson, pink and blue were achieved with layers and layers (and more layers) of mascara on an otherwise clean face. The lashes were accented by feathers attached along the hairline and in the garments themselves in a hauntingly beautiful way. 

 

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THOM BROWNE NY  


Key Makeup: Diane Kendal for M.A.C Cosmetics

Key Hair: Eugene Souleiman for Wella and GHD 


Thom Browne gave us Painters and Portraits in Paris and it took us to a world where the models are reimagined as what we can only describe as some sort of Rococo girls go to Hogwarts (where Hogwarts is actually an art school in France and instead of making magic they create these beautiful Marie Antoinette type muses - but you get my drift) situation. The two different looks comprised of a blank canvas for the painters and soft, gilded romance for the portraits of their muses - we love the storytelling journey this show took us on.

 

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MISSONI

 
Key Makeup: Lynsey Alexander for M.A.C Cosmetics

Key Hair: Anthony Turner for GHD


With their diverse casting and multicultural inspiration, Missoni delivered the ultimate in global, transient beauty for their collection.  Lynsey Alexander created fresh skin that appeared sun kissed in all the right places, complete with perfectly imperfect freckles for a minimal yet well thought out take on the urban nomad. 

 

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CHANEL 


Key Makeup: Tom Pecheux for Chanel Beauty 

Key Hair: Sam McKnight for Hair By Sam McKnight


If you were going to walk through a magical forest in Winter we imagine you’d want to look exactly like the girls at Chanel did. Soft fluffy brows and natural matte lips delivered a youthful innocence, while golden tones on the eyes blended out to the temples and onto the cheeks for that touch of royalty. Fairytale feels we love you. 

 

 

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