Five Bold And Beautiful Beauty Trends From The SS19 Runways

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SS19 beauty trends
Backstage at the Rochas SS19 show

These are the fashion month beauty looks you’re bound to fall in love with

Fashion week beauty looks often go one of two ways: pared-back and natural to ensure the clothing is the star of the show, or completely over-the-top and un-wearable in real life. From an abundance of glitter to statement making baby bangs, here’s our roundup of the best SS19 beauty trends.

High-shine glitter
Glitter isn’t exactly a new beauty trend, but it’s certainly one with some staying power. At Halpern, makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench pressed an abundance of heavy glitter in a spectrum of shades onto the lid, while Simone Rocha makeup artist Sam Bryant added a hint of sparkle to the inner corner of the eyelid before diffusing the glitter out to below the brow. At Giambattista Valli, tresses were coated with the prismatic pigment and an evolution of the trend came in the form of jewel and foil finishes at Jeremy Scott, Valentino and Versace.

Power braids
Slicked back power braids by hairstylist Guido Palau stole the show at Alexander McQueen, while celebrity hairstylist Sam McKnight opted for a slick, no-nonsense braid, which extended from a centre part before being secured at the nape of the neck and extending down between the shoulder blades at Max Mara. In keeping with the ‘Gypsy’ vibe, hairstylist Eugene Souleiman took a lock of hair and twisted in a thin, black elastic band to make it look like a braid.

Baby bangs
Falling well above the brow, baby bangs are an attention grabbing style, which can only be pulled off with plenty of confidence. At Prada and Miu Miu, Guido Palau cut short, choppy fringes for a number of the models, while Sam McKnight created roughly snipped fringes designed to look as though the models had cut them themselves at Dries Van Noten.

The graphic cat-eye
Showcasing a revamped version of the classic cat-eye, makeup artist Lyndsey Alexander drew graphic floating eyeliner on otherwise fresh faces at Rochas. Makeup mogul Pat McGrath gave some of the models at Burberry a taupe feline flick, while maximalist graphic swoops were the order of the day at Marni.

Bold hair hues
Nothing says summer quite like unexpected pops of colour, and at Marc Jacobs, Redken Global Colour Creative Director Josh Wood transformed the locks of 37 models, by dyeing their hair sherbet shades to match the clothes. Meanwhile there were ombré rainbow styles at Vivienne Westwood, varying shades of pink, yellow and blue at Matty Bovan, and larger-than-life hues at Ashley Williams.

According to the SS19 runways, this is how you should be wearing flowers in your hair from now on.

  • Words by Gracie Stewart