If haute couture fashion can teach us one thing, it’s that the clothes might be out of reach, but the makeup looks are easy for everyone to recreate.
We countdown our favourites from Paris, which are perfect for long summer days and heat-filled nights. What are you favourite makeup looks? Tell us int the comments below!
Youthful, vibrant skin is easy enough to achieve with a good foundation, and an even better illuminator. Apply a small, pea-sized amount over your nose, cheekbones, and chin to reflect the light.
Where: Embrace some colour this summer with shimmery eyeshadows which can really make your eyes pop! Look for opposite shades on the colour-wheel for best results. Keep the rest of your makeup relatively toned-down, with just mascara and blush.
Where: Armani Privé
If you can only carry one item in your makeup bah this summer, make sure it’s a bold lipstick. It is the best way to update your look without looking OTT.
Where: Christian Dior
Put away those tweezers and stop threading your eyebrows to achieve one of the biggest makeup trends at Christian Dior, the natural brow. Simply use some clear gel to keep them all in place!
To get that natural glow, apply blush to the apples of your cheeks and build-up the colour. If your skin is on the pale side, use pink-based shades to bring out those softer tones. Peach or nude colours work best on darker skin tones, and complement a summer tan.
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From Elie Saab in Paris to Valentino in Rome, Haute Couture Week sent its share of lust-worthy pieces down the runway. We’re counting down just some of the top trends of the season to give you some inspiration for glamourous nightwear.
Where: Elie Saab
Nobody does glamourous nightwear like Elie Saab and this season offered a generous helping of sexy gowns and mini dresses. Extreme attention to detail and meticulous tailoring made this collection one of our favourites of the week.
One shoulder dresses
Valentino went back to its roots in Rome where Valentino Garavani himself founded the couture label in 1960. Views of the Piazza Mignanelli set the perfect atmosphere for the summery clothes and accessories to follow. Our favourite? The one shoulder dresses which were inspired by Ancient Rome, equipped with golden wreaths and gladiator sandals.
Where: Jean Paul Gaultier
What could be more Parisian than a striped shirt? Jean Paul Gaultier took it back to basics this season with what he knows best. Stripes were found in tights, the lapels of blazers, skirts and even fisherman caps.
Where: Atelier Versace
Donatella Versace took the couture label to the next level by embracing the best parts of the 1970s – maxi dresses and platform heels. The colour palette remained true to Versace’s style in soft pastels and silhouettes.
With a star-studded ensemble including Kristen Stewart, Stella Tennant, Lara Stone and Cara Delevingne, the casino quickly took it’s form in true Chanel style. The bouclé jacket has become an icon, ever since it was created by Coco Chanel herself in 1954. Karl Lagerfeld continues this traditional each year and puts his own quirky spin on an old classic.
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So the rumours were true! Derek Zoolander and his nemesis Hansel took to the runway this week in true ‘blue steel’-style as the front row gasped.
The arch rivals sashayed their way down the catwalk during the Valentino show but it was a quick turn for the himbos, who were taking a small detour on their way to Rome to begin shooting Zoolander 2.
That didn’t mean there wasn’t enough time for the boys to mix it with fashion’s big guns, including Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.