Paris Fashion Week
has come and gone!
Not to be outdone by the Italian fashion industry
, leading Parisian designers
unveiled très magnifique
collections bolstered by breathtaking sets (à la Karl Lagerfeld
's iceberg runway at Chanel
). And makeup artists and hairstylists worked their magic to pretty up the statuesque models who donned the designs in noteworthy looks.
From bodacious buns to theatrical makeup to intensely teased strands to modern takes on classic 'dos, the runways of Paris Fashion Week
were filled with head-turning beauty.
Read on for the details on four gorgeous (and a few outrageous) trends from over the week in Paris
Big, Bold Buns:
Sky-high buns at Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, and Nina Ricci at Paris Fashion Week. Photos: AFP/Getty Images | AP | WireImage.com
We are definitely fans of a chic chignon
-- but the beauty teams at Chanel
, Karl Lagerfeld
, and Nina Ricci
maximized the 'do for the catwalk and paired it with standout makeup including smoky eyes
, blonde brows
and bright red lips, and strong eyebrows
that framed golden lids. To achieve volume at the crown, lead hairstylist Guido Palau
for Redken at Nina Ricci
, boosted strands with Aerate 08
Bodifying Cream-Mousse and set with Forceful 23
Extreme hair and makeup at John Galliano, Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons, and Vivienne Westwood at Paris Fashion Week. Photos: AP | AFP/Getty Images
Let's face it -- there are beauty trends that aren't made for day-to-day wear. But that doesn't take away from the tremendous detail that produces astonishing hair and makeup masterpieces. From the over-the-top pinned curls and "tanned" complexions at John Galliano
to the Bantu knots and pale skin at Comme des Garçons
to the messy, kohl-rimmed eyes and red pouts at Vivienne Westwood
-- Paris Fashion Week served up extreme beauty.
Such a Tease:
Pouffy strands at Christian Dior and Comme des Garçons at Paris Fashion Week. Photos: AFP/Getty Images
Heavily, textured hair is a major trend on the fall runways, so it was no surprise when we saw models donning teased tresses at Christian Dior
and Comme des Garçons. While the hairstylists at Dior
went for a more perfected look accentuated with fishtail braids
and berry stained lips
, the models at Comme des Garçons wore pastel-colored
puffs that reminded us of cotton candy.
Sleek, feminine hairdos at Chloé, Louis Vuitton, and Balenicaga at Paris Fashion Week. Photos: AP | Getty Images
'Dos like the flip, ponytail and slickback will never go out of style, and the beauty teams at Chloé
, Louis Vuitton
, and Balenicaga
perfected these retro styles. To create a classic ponytail that complemented the 1950s inspired collection at Louis Vuitton
, hair stylist Guido Palau for Redken, curled the ends and concealed the elastic holder by wrapping it with a piece of hair. Glass 01
Smoothing Serum was the key to a sleek finish. Celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath
took the look at Balenciaga up a notch by painting a few models brows a bright, pastel color. To recreate this clean, yet fresh face use CoverGirl Clean Liquid Makeup
and Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush
in Lush Berry and Plush Peach.
Read about the trends as they're made! Visit our Backstage Beauty section for the lowdown on hair and makeup, and browse our entire Fashion Week section for runway reviews, celebrity gossip, and more stylish scoops.