Best of London Fashion Week: Our 5 favourite beauty looks from the runways

London Fashion Week Top Beauty Trends
Photography by Peter Stigter
London Fashion Week Top Beauty Trends
Photography by Peter Stigter

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We know everyone is already switched over into Milan-mode, but let’s take a beauty breather before diving head on into MFW and recall some of the best looks from London Fashion Week.

1. Connecting the dots at Preen
With the Massai cricket team as her muse, Val Garland used a brow marker (M.A.C’s Penultimate) to decorate models’ faces with freckles. She applied them so liberally that we’re sure she must have drained several ink cartridges.

2. Purple heart at Matthew Williamson
The pretty and feminine wash of violet Charlotte Tilbury brushed on lids was inspired by a blooming hibiscus flower. She wasn’t the first to use it: Tom Pecheux picked a similar shade for eyes at Derek Lam. In our experience, what Pecheux does in New York often kicks off a bigger overall beauty trend, so let’s see where it pops up next.

3. Cocktail hour at Antonio Berardi
We love a statement lip that involves more than just a single bullet and brush. So we were even more enamored with these lacquered mouths when we learned that Val Garland mixed multiple textures and tools—pencils, glosses, loose pigments—to create them.

4. Ombré eyes at Holly Fulton
Makeup artist Andrew Gallimore dragged blue and white liner along the lower lash line, creating a fade between the two that was meant to recall the reflection of a pool. Refreshing in its simplicity.

5. Debbie Harry hair at Tom Ford
Hair in London (and New York for that matter) didn’t really wow us: lots of centre parts, waves, braids—quelle surprise. But even though we’ve seen wigs the last few seasons, we’re still not tired of them. Clearly Tom Ford isn’t either. After cutting and dying the man-made mops to complement each model’s skin tone, Sam McKnight upped their messy, rock and roll edge with a razor and a texturizing spray.

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