Fashion Week is one, if not the, most pivotal event in the fashion calendar! The big players are Paris, New York, Milan and of course London Fashion Week. While at the likes of Paris and Milan you can expect some of the fashion world’s biggest movers and shakers, in London you can expect boundaries to be pushed, political messages to be woven into the shows and theatrics to be included to spice things up both on and off the catwalk.
London Fashion Week isn't too far away, so to mark the occasion we’ve selected some of our favourite makeup looks that wouldn’t look out of place on the runway or as part of a street fashion photo shoot!
Bold, Power Lips
For many years, designers have used Fashion Week to air their opinions and beliefs on a range of subjects including political decisions, exploitation, climate change and poverty - to name a few.
So, this got us thinking… a strong statement should be matched with an equally strong mouth. Step forward the power lip! Bold and beautiful, the power lip can transform your entire face – no matter the finish, texture or colour you go for.
To create a lip that instantly draws attention as you walk into the room, go for a hue that offers a contrast to your undertones. For example, if you have yellow undertones try a blue-red lip for maximum impact.
High Gloss Finish
Fresh. Glowy. Radiant. Shimmering… oh, those words are enough to make us smile! This utterly beautiful look repeatedly makes its way on to catwalks and we’re more than happy for it to walk straight into our lives each season.
For gorgeous glossy skin, a light, luminous foundation is essential. Blend it into your skin using a damp blending sponge and try to avoid using powders if you really want to glow, girl, glow! If your skin is on the oilier side, use blotting sheets instead to tone down the shine throughout the day.
If you’re ready to go FULL glow, then the high gloss look can be applied to your eyes too. For shimmering eyes use light colours and a touch of illuminator in the corner. For the water-like shine, over your shadow add a swipe of multi-purpose balm (like Vaseline) to finish the look.
Plump, full lips are the finishing touch to your high gloss finish. Line your lips with a soft, neutral shade and finish with a swipe of sheer lip gloss.
There’s something about colourful makeup that takes inspiration from the rainbow that oozes confidence and we love it!
With palettes featuring a kaleidoscope of colour all in one place, you don’t have to have a makeup kit that would rival a MUA to get on board!
Top Tips to Pull off Colourful Makeup
- Don’t co-ordinate too much with your outfit, instead choose a colour that compliments it.
- Use a colourful shadow as an eyeliner instead of covering your entire eyelid for a subtler day time look.
- Blend the colour in well to give it a more polished look; leaving it as you first apply it may make it look like little skill was involved!