Your awkward beauty mistakes are now on-trend, according to the Spring 2015 shows

Photography by Peter Stigter
Photography by Peter Stigter

Check out our favourite Spring 2015 beauty trends »

Now that fashion month is over, there’s nothing we look forward to more than taking beauty trends from the runways and applying them to real life. Thankfully, this season it’s easier than ever to do. The Spring 2015 shows were full to the brim with designers sending models down the runway wearing little to no makeup (at Marc Jacobs they were totally bare-faced—not even foundation), but our favourite beauty trends were none other than things we already do, accidentally.

We’re talking messier-than-messy hair, sweaty foreheads and haphazardly applied eye makeup. Once deemed disastrous, these are now the top beauty trends from the Spring 2015 shows. What a time to be alive.

Messy hair
Bedhead has nothing on the messy hair look that we spotted all over the runways of the Spring 2015 shows. Call it what you will: post-gym, wind-blown, whatever. The look was seen at Tom Ford, Bottega Veneta and most severely at 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Forehead sweat
It’s time to put away your blotting papers because oil-slicked skin is most definitely in. Spotted at Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung and Rag & Bone, Spring 2015 is not the time to go matte. At Rag & Bone, makeup artist Gucci Westman prepped models’ faces with NARS Brightening Concentrate and layering highlighters—Illuminator and Multiple in “Copacabana” on skin as well as eyelids, topping them with clear lipgloss.

Undone eye makeup
We loved three different interpretations of this look at the Spring 2015 shows. At Rochas, it was a single glob of mascara applied underneath eyes. Makeup artist Lucia Pieroni used a dot of mascara to make models seem doll-like and startled (success), but you may recognize it as the “sneezed while mascara was still wet” look, or the always popular “spent the party crying.”  At Haider Ackermann, makeup artist Yadim used white mascara on the models, reminding us of eyeshadow accidentally sprinkling onto our lashes mid-smoky eye. And finally, at Céline models’ eyes were lined with a blunt, straight cat-eye, like the winged liner you could manage in high school, before mastering the art of the flick.

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