Paris Fashion Week is just coming to a close, and with its end, it’s time to recap on a month of incredible runway shows and the trends that came along with them.
For the Spring 2020 runway shows, the beauty trends were especially bold. Inspired by the bold colors and avant-garde proportions on the spring collections, hairstylist and makeup artists were similarly channelling extreme hues and playful beauty looks.
The spring collections may not be available to shop for another few months, but you can start rocking the beauty looks now! Here were the biggest trends from the shows:
Go For Glitter
Makeup artist extraordinaire Pat McGrath worked her magic all during fashion month, but her stunning work at the Valentino show was on a whole new level. Models wore heavily-defined gold glitter on their eyebrows and eyelids, giving them the appearance of ethereal goddesses.
This makeup look might be a bit too bold for everyday beauty, but you shouldn’t be afraid to test it out at a holiday party. You can use McGrath’s Eye Ecstasy Palette to gild your eyes in gold.
After a year of pearl-adorned headbands and hair clips, Alice + Olivia took it back down to basics with this minimalist hairstyle. Featuring a side dutch braid and small pearl and rhinestone embellishments, this style is so pretty and dainty, and well suited for winter fêtes.
At Chromat, Oscar De La Renta, and plenty of other runway shows, two-tone shadow reigned supreme. Not only is the fashion love affair with neon continuing into 2020, but this is a fun way to pull key colors from your outfit into your beauty look. Think of it as an extra level of outfit coordination!
The key to pulling off this look is finding 2 distinct colors to feature and painting your eyelids with defined color shapes. To get the most out of your colorful shadow, wet your brush beforehand for heavily saturated color.
Wavy & Wet
Rejoice, busy bees! You now have an excuse to make wet hair look chic! At shows like Prabal Gurung, the models wore slicked back and wavy hair, often paired with simple red lips and defined brows.
Of course, these models didn’t just wake up like this, with their wet hair perfectly styled. To achieve this style, you should apply hair gel to damp hair and comb through. For wavy ends, twist and crunch the ends of your hair to get that added texture.
Thanks to the incredible popularity of HBO’s Euphoria and the distinct beauty looks that came along with it, it was only a matter of time before we saw glitter tears having a major moment on the runway. Fendi was just one of the designers that showcased this artsy eye makeup look.
To pull it off for yourself, you can use either glittery eyeshadow or eye glitter, depending on the level of sparkle you prefer.
Girly & Goth
Just in time for Halloween, Max Mara gave us the perfect spooky beauty look. Channeling Wednesday Addams or The Weird Sisters from The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, these models wore tight braided pigtails and moody dark lips.
As Max Mara proved with their professional ensembles, this is a beauty style you can wear outside of a Halloween costume.
I am a big fan of all-over and multi-use beauty products: lipsticks that can be used as cheek stain, eyeliner that doubles as a brow pencil, and so on. Jason Wu took this literally with an all-over beauty look, featuring rosy pink cheeks and eyes that you can easily create with just one blush palette. This works best with a matte foundation and glossy lips, but is a cool way to add color.