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Paris Fashion Week’s statement makeup

07.03.2019

With Paris fashion week drawing to an end many of you should have had many chances to be stunned, swooned and pleasantly surprised by some of the people, shows and things that happened on the catwalk during the shows. If Grace Jones’ infinite legs over her Pull Up to the Bumper – and we use infinite as in they will never cease to look awesome – have made it impossible for you to look away from Tommy Hilfiger and Zendaya’s end of the show, there was plenty more to pick up on from the last leg of Fashion Month.

We have had much closer look to what was going down the runways and picked up some of the most striking makeup looks that almost stole the show from the outfits they were matched to.

 

Paris fashion week has been makeup glorious, and here’s why.

Dior’s 50s Teddy Girls

Embodying androgynous, sassiness and the incipits of a very first female rebellion, 50s Teddy Girls in Britain are the subculture Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri turned into one of her perfect renditions on the runway. Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director at Dior’s Makeup, gave the models dark and graphic eyes, with an upper eyelid covered entirely in black, and to make it stand out even more he drew a series of short straight lines creating a ‘star’ effect around the eyes.

 

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Marine Serre’s LED eyeliner

How many lines of eyeliners do you possibly need to make you look at Marine Serre’s faces for her Fall Winter Collection? The answer is 3, but it’s not it; the pink neon bottom line, sitting just between the orbit and the cheekbone, turned it all into futuristic clubbing. Made of LED lights, this eyeliner went from novelty trend to Paris Fashion Week. 

 

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Manish Arora’s array of colours

Ethnic and folkloristic as it can possibly be for designer Manish Arora, the collection presented in Paris featured an array of pastel colours feathers, fringes and surrealistic prints. And the makeup was just as bold as it could possibly get, with pink mascara and blue eyeshadows and matching neon manicure.

 

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Margiela’s double eyeliner

The grace, elegance and majesty of a swan for Margiela’s makeup; completed with strong and angular brows, the double eyeliner – even for the men’s – created a stunning effect matched with feather headpieces.

 

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Courreges’s statement eyelashes

Drama and more drama for Courreges’s show, the most striking makeup look in seen the vibrant orange pom-pom style fake lashes. Matched with neutral tones and polished lines, the fluttering ‘accessory’ stood out greatly.

 

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Rick Owens’ makeup creatures

A rather bald creature made an appearance on Rick Owens’ catwalk for his Fall/Winter show. Besides the lack of hair, it featured pointy cheekbones and a beaky nose, as well as a couple of pointy horns on the side if its forehead. The whole look is perfectly in line with Owens’ Avant Garde aesthetic.

 

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Christian Wijnants’ soft chalk lines

A light circle line drawn in something as impalpable as chalk is the soft touch in a collection jam packed of bold colours, purple and green, and likewise bold graphic prints.

 

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