A/w 2019 saw graphic eyes and flashes of neon. Here’s how to recreate the most striking looks at home
For anyone who’s as obsessed with make-up as the Stylist beauty team is, Fashion Month signals the changing of the seasons and it’s one of the most exciting times of the year.
While the main point of the shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris is for designers to showcase their new collections, it’s also the time creativity runs wild, and hair and make-up artists are tasked with setting the trends for the months ahead.
That means a whole host of fresh inspiration, so it’s the perfect time to refresh your current go-to look.
To help you navigate your way through this season’s best looks, we’ve rounded up our favourites plus all the products you’ll need to recreate them at home.
From the return of the smoky eye at Tom Ford to Carolina Herrera’s neon accents and Dior’s impossibly cool graphic eyes, here’s the crème de la crème of a/w 2019’s beauty trends…
The smoky eye resurrection
Always one for a classic look, the runway make-up at Tom Ford, created by lead artist Diane Kendal, didn’t disappoint.
With a heavy focus on the eyes, Kendal created a wearable smoked-out look by blending the deepest shade from the brand’s Nude Dip Eye Color Quad into the crease and along the lower lash line.
Brown liner (try Charlotte Tilbury The Classic Eyeliner Pencil in Audrey) along the upper and lower lash lines added definition and a slick of mascara finished off the look. Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara will add serious volume and length to lashes, without any smudging.
Classic matte red lips
You can’t go far wrong with a bold lip.
With shades varying from pillarbox red at Helmut Lang to oxblood at Louis Vuitton and Paco Rabanne, Hollywood-inspired matte lips are a firm favourite this season.
The statement shades were paired with clean, polished skin and bushy brows.
It’s a classic look that suits all occasions and skin colours – the key is to make sure you exfoliate lips first for a smooth surface (Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Smoothing Sugar Scrub is excellent), and then line lips in the same shade as your chosen lipstick.
There isn’t a fashion week that goes by where graphic eyes don’t make an appearance.
This season, however, they’re actually wearable – and it seems as though this particular look, seen at Dior, was inspired by Twiggy in her ‘60s heyday.
Lashings of mascara were paired with thick, black liner along the upper lid while showstopping, hand-drawn lashes were painted underneath the eyes in place of mascara.
To recreate it, start by applying a lash primer to plump them up. Clinique Lash Building Primer will do the job perfectly.
Next, layer on Dior Diorshow Pump ‘N’ Volume Mascara in black, and don’t be shy with it. Then make sure you choose a liquid liner that’s not only long-lasting but also has an ultra-fine tip (try Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner) to draw in the Twiggy-esque lashes.
Flashes of neon
Summer may soon be a distant memory, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make like the models at Carolina Herrera, Natasha Zinko and Guy Laroche, and inject some colour into your make-up.
From hot shots of pink liner to Monet-inspired floating red eyeshadow, the a/w catwalks proved that bright shades don’t have to be saved for summer holidays. In fact, they can be worn all year round.
The easiest way to inject a bit of colour is to swap your regular black eyeliner for a bright pop.
Try Urban Decay Razor Sharp Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Fireball. Or, if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, take a cue from the models at Carolina Herrera and use your fingers to roughly apply shadow after priming lids with Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base.
Mac Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Red Brick is a punchy, high-impact shade that suits all skin tones and can be layered for as much colour intensity as you like.
For all your a/w beauty needs, head to House of Fraser and take advantage of its seasonal beauty offers. From 18 September 2019 to 2 October 2019 inclusive, get £10 off when you spend £50 on all beauty products, £20 when you spend £100, or £30 when you spend £150*.
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