As we come to the end of a very hectic fashion month we round up the best beauty news from backstage at Paris Fashion Week this weekend. Here are our highlights...
Isabel Marant (Picture credit: Estee Lauder)
1. Natural Beauties at Isabel Marant
Estee Lauder teamed up with Isabel Marant for the first time ever this weekend and we were altogether beside ourselves to discover out that two of the beauty brand’s spokeswomen Liu Wen and Arizona Muse were set to walk the show. Face painter Tom Pecheux brushed up a very beautiful storm that was at once “boyish and beautiful”…with focus on the “effortless but controlled,” full almost masculine brows.” The secret to success? Estee Lauder Automatic Brow Duo, £17.50.
2. Haystack Hair at Haider Ackermann
Wayward, haystack hair has been a hit in Paris over the last few days showcasing at Issey Miyake, Sonia Rykiel, Rick Owens and Jean Paul Gaultier to name but a few. We were particularly intrigued by Haider Ackermann’s gravity defying version masterminded by session stylist supreme Eugene Souileman. “These are strange but beautiful girls,’ he told us backstage.
Vivienne Westwood Gold
3. Cuckoo For Colour at Vivienne Westwood Gold
The backstage area at Vivienne Westwood Gold show was a riot of colour. Please take note not just of the amazing colour-splashed eyes and woven braids, but also of nail technician Marian Newman’s truly awesome talons inspired by stained glass windows no less!
4. Lips Go Soft Focus At Dior
Here in the Grazia Beauty Department we are well and truly fans of a soft focus lip – after all, that blurry outer edge is not only more casual, easy to wear and most importantly far less smudge-able. Our fave version from the Paris shows? It’s got to be the fabulous fuchsia version at Dior.
5. Eye Eye at Roland Mouret
The model army at Roland Mouret were inspired both by power suits and by Catherine Deneuve in the film The Hunger. Over in makeup this was cleverly translated by makeup maestro Val Garland as grey, winged smokey grey eyes and a touch of colour at the mouth. What’s not to love?