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Wearable and wacky beauty at London Fashion Week

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Shannon Peter
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London designers are well known for pushing the boundaries and the same can be said for their beauty looks. From the subtle to the extreme, here are my favourite beauty moments from LFW...

  • Holly Fulton

    I wasn't so sure green and orange eyeshadow would work, but after seeing the incredible job Andrew Gallimore did on the colourful glazed eyelids at Holly Fulton, I'll be hunting out the perfect green come spring.

  • Simone Rocha

    Oh to have James Pecis as your private hair stylist.

    The messy French braids he created backstage at Simone Rocha were so beautiful, I've been practicing my plaiting skills ever since.

  • Burberry

    If you're a fan of a dark red lip in autumn, you'll find it just as relevant when spring rolls around, thanks to the gorgeous oxblood red lips Wendy Rowe created for Burberry.

  • Jonathan Saunders

    The unofficial beauty ban on blue eyeshadow was lifted by Lucia Pieroni at Jonathan Saunders.

    She made cobalt oh so modern again by applying a precise, slightly cat-eyed ring around the eye.

  • Sophia Webster

    What was so alluring about the beauty look at Sophia Webster's presentation? EVERYTHING!

    Most notably Lisa-Potter Dixon's twinkling glittery eyes, along with the sea-drenched skin, courtesy of St Tropez's tanning expert Jules Heptonstall.

  • Christopher Kane

    Now for the wackiest beauty moments from London's runways...

    If Guido and Christopher Kane had anything to do with it, we'll all be heading to B&Q for our hair accessories come spring.

  • Vivienne Westwood Red Label

    Val Garland used baby oil for this ultra glossy pearlescent skin. Beautiful on the catwalk but in real life, it has breakout written all over it.

    More wearable was the wet-look hair Toni & Guy's Mark Hampton created using the brand's Sea Salt spray and Spray Mousse (see more on the insider blog). Ideal for holidays when you're going from beach to dinner and want a slightly messy-on-purpose look.

  • Sibling

    Syd Hayes adorned the models' heads with glossy fake long fringes. Then immediately took to them haphazardly with scissors.

    The result had a punky edge on the catwalk, but reminded me too much of dodgy self-haircuts as a child.

  • Zandra Rhodes

    This may not be a look that can be pulled off walking down the high street, but I'm adding it to my 'festival beauty inspiration' Pinterest board immediately.

  • Gareth Pugh

    And the wackiest beauty look of them all came, as you'd expect, courtesy of Gareth Pugh.

    The incredible masks were a marvel to behold - sinister, yet oddly alluring. Though in real life, anything that involves wearing a pair of tights over your head will definitely seem more bank robber than beautiful.

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