Following the autumn/winter 2020 shows in March, the world went into lockdown and the high-octane beauty looks we’d just seen on the catwalk became a faraway fantasy. After months of applying minimal at-home make-up (a touch of concealer and a hint of blush, just for Zoom), along with the mandatory wearing of masks, our hair and make-up routine has taken a backseat. But as we enter a new season and life slowly eases back into reality, it’s time to pick up the pink-tinged mascara and splash on the hair paint — after beauty’s hiatus, bolder is definitely better. To distract from your face mask, focus on dramatic eye looks, opt for more-is-more glitter and go wild with your locks. Here are five beauty trends to test out this autumn.
Hair statements were created in many forms, from the high-shine 20s style with a futuristic twist at Erdem, to wet-look glitter at Marni and streaks of deep crimson at Alexander McQueen. These painterly streaks add all the detail to an otherwise barefaced complexion.
A beauty classic, the polished red lip was awash on the autumn/winter 2020 runways in both high-shine and matte formulas. The pillar box hue didn’t stop there, adding a pop of colour when washed across lids for a ash of the bold bright.
Glamour came in the form of gilded eye make-up at various shows. At Lutz Huelle, blocks of gold winged out of eyelids, intense eyes were created at Adeam with foil scattered along the lash line, and at Preen, gold leaf was applied to the face and ears.
From fuchsia mascara at Off-White to orange hued lips at Hermès and every colour in rainbow at Ashish, the AW20 runways embraced pops of mood-lifting colour across the eyes, lips and brows. The boldest looks mixed impactful shades of yellow, purple and tangerine for a fun dose of child’s play.
All That Glitters
Maximalism isn’t dead if the sparkles coming down the fall runways are any indication. Make-up artists played with the textures of this metallic hue, adding a high-shine, disco ball glitz, from jewel-encrusted eyes at Giambattista Valli to glittering icicles at Halpern.