The Beauty Looks that Ruled Paris Fashion Week

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As Fashion Month comes to a close, we take a look at the most eye-catching beauty trends from Paris



Giambattista Valli showed us one of the most show-stopping beauty looks of Paris, as models took to the catwalk with hair pinned up with bows and eyes circled with crystals. Using MAC products, make-up artist Isamaya Ffrench applied super shiny, rectangular crystals around the models’ eyes like a bewitching mask and skin was left dewy and as natural as possible underneath – the result was unabashedly feminine.


Although a cultural essential in this region, Dior put headscarves at the forefront of their autumn/winter 2020 agenda with almost every model sporting one at the show. Guido Palau smoothed hair ready for the array of printed silk headpieces which were to be placed ontop. Meanwhile, Petter Philips created a makeup look that was all about a “raw” eyeliner. “It is three variations of kohl and black liner on the eyes,” he told us backstage. The main/ hero product was Diorshow On Stage Liner. In addition, skin was kept soft and dewy, brows were brushed up, and lashes curled.

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“There are a few looks this season at Chloé’s Autumn Winter 2020 show” said Guido Palau, Redken’s Global Creative Director. For the first look he used “layers and layers” of Redken Triple Pure 32 Hairsray to create a natural looking wave, but with “some form” to it. “Layering the hairspray keeps your head shape strong so you keep a strong sculptural appearance to the hair.” Although this one seemed simple to recreate, we suspect patience and precision is required, too.

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Colourist Josh Wood and hairstylist Guido Palau worked together to create the look for Alexander McQueen’s Autumn Winter 2020 show. Hair was swept over to the side and red streaks were placed in a criss-cross pattern across the top. Wood started with very light hair pieces then layered them to create the “high-vis red” streaks. The colour was chosen to reflect the red used throughout the ready to wear collection, which in turn was inspired by the hue they used to paint houses in Wales to ward off evil spirits. “It’s this idea of healing and protection – it’s very symbolic to the whole collection,” said Creative Director Sarah Burton.

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Tom Pecheux created the ultimate cat-eye for Altuzarra. Laying down a flawless base, he used black eyeliner to create a winged shape and then blended MAC’s Dazzleshadow Extreme in Celebutante in the inner corners of the eye, using Emerald Cut outwards to create the ultimate flick shape – the result was a beautiful glimmering two-tone eye. This is definitely one to try at home.

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  • Words by Elaine Lloyd-Jones
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