A biannual showcase of top-notch craftsmanship and pure elegance, the Paris Couture Week has blessed us with a number of memorable looks for the Fall/Winter 2018 season. Whether it’s Chanel‘s mint green-clad bride or Givenchy‘s Breakfast at Tiffany’s tribute dress, top fashion houses have once again redefined modern beauty with their exquisitely crafted garments. Luxurious tailoring and voluminous proportions aside, the Haute Couture runway shows have also provided us with plenty of makeup and hair inspo for the upcoming months. From Fendi‘s retro cat-eye to Iris van Herpen‘s jaw-droppingly stunning headpieces, continue reading for some of the best beauty looks from the FW18 Paris Couture Week.
Rockabilly-inspired hairstyle dominated the Chanel FW18 Couture presentation, which took place opposite the dome of the Institut de France at the Grand Palais in Paris. Models were all groomed with brushed-up brows and almond green eyeshadows, topped with sun-catching glitter on the lids and along the lower lash line. A nude pink lip was adopted to create what is all-in-all a sophisticated look.
“Less is more” seems to be the theme of Christian Dior‘s take on makeup for its latest Couture show. Models all looked fresh-faced, with their complexion perfectly evened out by using the new Dior Backstage foundation, which is available in 40 different shades. The French chic beauty look was completed with a natural lip color, a healthy-looking glow as well as gentle shading which helped define facial features.
There’s no one that can balance simplicity and complexity quite like Iris van Herpen. With a lineup of out-of-this-world ensembles presented on the catwalk, the makeup looks were kept pretty minimal and clean, allowing the sculptural gowns and headpieces to really speak for themselves. The entire show was so mesmerizing we couldn’t look away.
The timeless makeup looks as seen on Givenchy’s Couture runway are something that everyone can pull off. Eyebrows were defined without being overly strong, while the high points of models’ faces were enhanced with highlighter to give off that pearlescent glow. A glossy lip and classic winged eyeliner tied this easy-to-recreate look together.
With Fendi, you can always expect a little bit of fashion drama. Models including Adesuwa and Adwoa Aboah had their eyes painted with over-the-top cat-eye liners reminiscent of Twiggy’s ‘iconic makeup from the ’60s. Brows were almost untouched, while freckles were allowed to show through the lightweight foundation. Finally, the beehive top knot added an extra touch of nostalgia to each and every look of the collection.
Created by Pat McGrath and hairstylist Eugene Souleiman, the beauty looks at Maison Margiela were nothing but bold and experimental. From rainbow-colored bobs and feathery hair attachments, to sparkly, outlined eyes and neon-hued lips, each face was painted and styled in a way that complements John Galliano‘s chaotically beautiful Couture collection.