Beauty notes from Paris Fashion Week

09 March 2009

Seven a.m. call times, two-tone lips and a whirlwind of hairspray backstage have left us just a little bit dazed this morning. So here's the lowdown on the need-to-know beauty notes from this weekend at Paris Fashion Week.

We love a little craziness at Fashion Week, which is why we couldn't resist the new make-up trend touted at the AF Vandevorst show this weekend... Models appeared on the catwalk with their faces and hair caked in what looked like mud. Somehow we're not quite sure it'll catch on.

LOVE, love, loving Charlize Theron's FROW look at the Dior show. Apparently her flawless brow look is all down to her using a pigmented eyebrow glaze rather than a normal brow pencil. Perfect brows can now be yours, ladies...

We like to think of ourselves as pretty darn experimental when it comes to channelling new make-up trends, but the red eyeliner at the Yohji Yamamoto show might be beyond even us. We fear we might just look like we've got one hell of a hangover. (Which we never have, obviously...)

The award for most bobby pins used in a show this year must surely go to Dior. Their 1920s/Eastern-inspired look based on silent movie actress Louise Brooks required using a whopping 12,000 pins on the 44 models. We don't envy the person who had to pick those up off the floor afterwards...

And finally, the time has come to face the fact that crimping really IS back. Seen at Erin Fertherston in New York and on the hair's under-section at Henry Holland in London, now it's back and bigger than ever at Givenchy (and Karl Lagerfeld) Stop resisting. You know you want to get crimping...



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