From glitter brows to tarantula lashes: the best Paris Fashion Week beauty looks to recreate at home

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Paris may be the last of the four fashion capitals, but when it comes to beauty inspiration, it most certainly isn't the least. 

Finishing off another season in style, the backstage beauty experts pulled out all the stops to make the shows truly memorable.

We learned how to make our lashes look like tarantula legs at Dior, witnessed mega curls make a big comeback at Isabel Marant, and made a beeline for Val Garland and her glitter brows at Giambattista Valli.

Here's our pick of the best beauty looks Paris had to offer and how you can recreate them for yourself.

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  • Emanuel Ungaro

    The look: Summer sunset eyes

    With blurred orange liner topped with shrouds of burgundy glitter, Val Garland's handiwork looks like the sky on a warm, balmy August evening. 

    To recreate: Smudge a plum-toned lipstick like Super Lustrous Lipstick in Cherry Blossom, £7.99, Revlon over the eyelid up to the brow for a creamy finish and top with matching burgundy glitter. 

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  • Giambattista Valli

    The look: Glitter-lined brows

    Quirky but kinda wearable (just us?), the flashes of silver underneath the brows came alive under the catwalk lights. 

    To recreate: Line the brow with a silver liner before patting a layer of Glitter in Silver, £16, Mac on top. Make-up artist Val Garland's top tip for containing the fall out? Sponge talcum powder onto the cheeks first, and then once the glitter is on, brush away the powder and any runaway glitter particles. 

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  • Isabel Marant

    The look: Quiffed curls

    When it comes to Isabel Marant shows, we're used to seeing that undone, model-off-duty texture, so this season's mega curls created by Guido Palau were a welcome surprise.

    To recreate: If you weren't blessed with a head of natural curls, faking them is easy. Prep hair with a curl cream to add hold and tong using a medium-sized barrel tong like Curl Creative Curl Wand, £100, ghd.

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  • Dior

    The look: Gothic romance

    The clumped, tarantula-esque lashes and almost-black lips created by make-up artist Peter Phillips had us considering a step over to beauty's dark side. 

    To recreate: For ultra-clumpy lashes, hold your mascara wand vertically and slide it in between lashes to set them into mini spikes. 

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  • Elie Saab

    The look: A puff of smoke

    Make-up artist Tom Pecheux is known for making the prettiest of beauty looks, and the black sultry smoky eye he created for Elie Saab was no different. 

    To recreate: Run an angled brush through a black powder eyeshadow and use a pencil to sketch out the edge of the eye, from inner crease to brow bone. Use a flufflier eyeshadow brush to fill in the centre and diffuse the edges. 

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  • Masha Ma

    The look: Chalk-toned extensions

    Hair stylist Rudi Lewis spent 15 hours the day before the show dyeing hair extensions a wide range of pastel colours. He then added these to each model's hair. 

    To recreate: If you don't fancy a permanent dye-job, opt for clip-in extensions. Fudge have a wide range of hair dyes to pick your rainbow of colours from. 

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  • Mugler

    The look: Orange flicks

    A swipe of neon orange is the simplest way to get bright colour into your make-up look. 

    To recreate: Scribble a dot of Art Stick in Sunset Orange, £20, Bobbi Brown underneath the brow bone at the inner corner of the eye and use an eyeshadow brush to blend it out along the crease. 

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  • Stella McCartney

    The look: Modern Marcel waves

    Finger waves, made popular in the 1920s, seem to be big news backstage this season. Our favourite of all the looks? It's got to be Eugene Souleiman's softly diffused version at Stella McCartney. 

    To recreate: Create a side parting on wet hair and secure into a loose pony at the nape of the neck. Insert a kirby grip into the hairline at the centre of the forehead and inline with the end of the brow to set the curve. Blowdry and then remove the grips. 

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