If you think fashion week is just about the clothes – think again.
From backstage to runway and to the streets, our sources of inspiration for all-things beauty are practically endless, and before we can finish trying out all the trends, the next season starts and the cycle continues.
Spring/summer 19 was no different; think Pantone hair colours, graphic eyes and princess-worthy hairdo’s. Here are the 10 trends we instantly fell in love with and are already in the process of recreating.
Rose hair bouquet
Buh-bye basic festival flower crowns and hello rose hair bouquets!
Seen on the runways of Rodarte, flower designer Joseph Free wove fresh roses into the hairs of models, creating a look that was very Marie Antoinette meets Art Deco.
From regal gold to ombre pinks blooms, we’re loving how extra this look was and we’re definitely recreating it for the next music festival. For longevity purposes, we recommend opting for fake blooms though.
Pantone hair colours
Photo: Marc Jacobs/Instagram
From the ombré rainbow styles of Vivienne Westwood to the Pepto Bismol pinks at Matty Bovan and pastel perfection at Marc Jacobs, it is clear that coloured hair in every shade of the rainbow is here to stay and we’re 100% here for it.
The main colour of choice though was pink, which luckily for us, flatters most skin tones.
Rock this trend with L’oreal Paris Colourista 1Day Spray in Rose Gold ($16.90), an intensely pigmented hair colour that washes off in 1 shampoo so you don’t have to commit to just 1 hue (if you don’t want to).
Graphic glitter eyes
Glitter is clearly not just for the holidays, as seen from the artistic gold splotches at Kate Spade, crystal-studded eyes of Valentino’s models and metallic winged perfection at Versace.
This show stopping look is easily recreated thanks to all the festive makeup drops happening at this time of the year, like queen Riri’s Fenty Beauty Metallic Eye + Lip Crayon 3-Piece set ($54) or Too Faced Glitter Bomb Palette ($68).
For a more accessible take on this trend, simply swap out your regular eyeliner for a metallic one during the day, and draw a more dramatic “wing” once it’s time to leave the office for happy hour.
One part dystopian and all-parts cool, we’re digging Tom Ford’s grunge-meets-smoky eye look.
The use of metallic hues gave dimension to the practically monochrome look and we totally envision ourselves rocking this trend for girls’ night out.
Tom Ford might have stuck to darker colours like grey and black, but we’re definitely going to experiment with all the colours in the Fenty Beauty Avalanche All-Over Metallic Powder Set ($139).
Rose Gold Foil Lips
We can’t say for sure if foil is going to overtake the glitter trend anytime soon, but nevertheless, we’re absolutely digging this beauty look as seen on the Jeremy Scott runway.
An even more sophisticated and edgy take on regular sparkling looks, you can easily recreate this look at home.
According to Kabuki (the makeup artist behind this look), start by outlining your lips with a natural lip liner, then using clear eyelash glue, carefully apply foil onto your lips and retouch the corners with a glitter or metallic pencil.
Romance is in the air
Dewy-skinned, fresh-out-of-a-facial look at Gucci, blush-toned make-up at Giorgio Armani, bow-adorned hair at Emilia Wickstead and watercoloured-inspired make-up at Anna Sui –romantic, English rose vibes were definitely felt on the runways and absolutely perfect for spring.
To recreate this look, pick blush shades that complement your skin tone: those with fairer skin can rock baby, pale, plum and peach pinks.
If you have a medium skin tone, you’ll want to go with apricots, mauves and berry hues. For those with tanned or darker skin, you can hold up darker pigments like deep rose, brick and even bright tangerines.
Gold and pearl borders, roses and even a monogrammed signet, the Victorian-themed nail art seen on the Libertine runway is the trend we never knew we needed until now.
Recreate this ultra feminine meets statement look at home by first applying floral-themed nail wraps, like these NCLA Ruby Red Petite Nail Wraps ($18).
Then using nail glue, carefully apply pearls or rhinestones around the border and seal everything in place with top coat.
Rihanna might have tempted us with razor thin brows in her last Vogue cover, but it seems the era of the Cara Delevinge big brows isn’t quite over yet (sorry RiRi!).
Bold, natural bushy brows were seen in full force at the likes of Moschino, Jeremy Scott, Dion Lee, Proenza Schouler and many more.
If you have naturally sparse brows and want to recreate this look, go with Benefit Gimme Brow and Brow volumizing fiber gel ($44) to add some volume to your brows.
Otherwise, just go with a clear brow gel and brush against the direction of your hair growth to create some volume, then gently brush back to tidy up.
From the bold, baby blues at Erdem and the hot pinks at Rodarte, it’s time to forget subtlety for a hot minute and embrace electrifying eye colours this spring.
Recreate this look by dipping a cotton ball into NARS’ Eyeshadow in Baby Jane ($33) and patting it onto closed eyes such that the pigment blankets your entire lid and just barely spreads onto your lower lash line.
If this look is a tad too bold for your workplace, tone it down by using just a single swipe of colour across your lids and on your lower lash line instead.
Quirky and out-of-this-world, the aptly named ‘orbit nails’ (or outline nails, as you may know them) were spotted on the Jeremy Scott runway and has further cemented our desire to rock this trend.
Playing with negative space, this rather tricky nail art requires you to draw a straight and precise line all around the edge of a nail. If you don’t have as steady a hand, paint your entire nail in the bold colour you want as an outline.
Then take an opaque shade you consider as nude and recreate the inner oval of your nail by doing a few rounded strokes. Be patient – this one isn’t as easy as it seems!