Fashion Week inspo, part 3: Paris

Fashion Week inspo, part 3: Paris

In our third and final Fashion Week update, be inspired by hair and beauty trends from the Paris catwalks 

Bringing Fashion Week season to a close, shows in Paris confirmed trends we’ve seen in New York and London, making our spring 2019 beauty mission clear.

The Twiggy-inspired 60s look has shown up at every Fashion Week and, at Christian Dior’s PFW show, make-up artist Peter Philips went for an unashamed tribute with mod graphic eyes. Giving models a retro, cartoon-style look, individual square-shaped lashes were painstakingly painted on the lower lash lines of all 74 models in the show, which was creatively inspired by 1960s London youth culture.

To get the look, leave skin luminous and minimally made-up, paint lips in a gloss-pink, and use a black or charcoal cream eye shadow on your lids with matte black liner applied over the top. Apply mascara to the top lashes only and draw on the fake bottom lashes with your eyes open, if you can.

But it’s not all about the 60s this spring: the 80s loom large, too. Saint Laurent’s smudgy and extreme cat-eyes and bedhead styles, with side-partings, created a rock ‘n roll 80s look in Paris. Mugler also created a rough and rebellious 80s-inspired vibe with its fierce, knee-high vinyl boots and ‘scandal manicure’: nails were long with nude paint – apart from the middle fingernail, which brandished a deep and dark red shade. The models were encouraged to flip their signature fingernail at any opportunity…

‘No make-up’ make-up was on the menu for Lanvin, with glowing skin and glossy straight hair creating a simple impression. And while Maison Margiela models looked more stripped-back and subtle than usual, Pat McGrath’s pop of Swan Lake inspired make-up brought a theatrical flair to the runway. While most models sported the ‘no make-up’ trend, Pat created graphic eyes on some that looked like swans’ wings, paired with either glossy, slicked back hair, bold uneven fringes or ‘messy’ haphazard styles.

A final nod to the natural: models at Dries Van Noten sported sheer foundation with elegant glitter eyes and their natural hair textures.

Backstage secrets

Channel some luxurious PFW beauty with these extravagant, Paris-friendly products:

Dermalogica Age Smart Rapid Reveal Peel – new from Dermalogica, rapid Reveal Peel is clinically proven to enhance radiance and visibly improve fine lines and wrinkles. Working on the ethos that new, radiant skin is just below the surface, it provides powerful results with no downtime. Convenient and easy to use at home, this peel is the highest-strength exfoliant in the Dermalogica retail line – and it kick-starts cell turnover for brighter, firmer skin and visible radiance. Ideal to use as a weekly treatment, this pack contains 10 tubes, with one tube to be used for each application.

Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm– this super-cleansing, luxurious treatment balm is expertly formulated with a 100% active base of natural oils grown within the UK. Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm combines precious starflower and elderberry with rose and mimosa waxes plus anti-ageing padina pavonica; it deeply cleanses, nourishes and smoothes for a glowing complexion.

Medik8 C Tetra Cream– after years of development to ensure the same performance in this super soft cream as Medik8’s C Tetra Serum, this silky, fresh and lightly fragranced day cream provides all the benefits of Medik8’s stable vitamin C technology. It helps to protect skin from free radicals whilst maintaining healthy collagen production. C Tetra Cream is combined with vitamin E for added antioxidant benefits and will help to energise and brighten tired skin, minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, with added hyaluronic acid to boost hydration and support the skin’s natural barrier.

Wella SP Smoothen Mask – beautifully controlling unruly hair, this intensive smoothening treatment provides delightful suppleness. Helping to control hair structure, it detangles and calms coarse hair.