Best in Beauty: LFW & NYFW SS17

This season, I have been completely obsessed with all of the makeup looks on the catwalk. S/S is always about the fresh, youthful, glowy skin (so, exactly right up my street!), and so I thought I'd share some of my favourites. I think I'm going to do a couple of 'get the looks' for some of these shows too, so look out for them on my blog & Instagram. 

Topshop Unique

The Topshop Unique show hair and makeup was hands down my favourite from both NYFW and LFW. The look was pretty autumnal for a S/S show, but I loved the bronze, wet look eye makeup - right up my street! They used the cream blush in 'Dalliance' from Topshop, then added a bit of kohl liner to add some definition. The brushed up brows (inspired by Brooke Shields  gave a really youthful effect, and always helps to soften the features, and the lips were a soft matte peachy nude - universally flattering. For complexion, the skin was demi matte, with a stronger peach/brown blush used, along with a bronzer to warm up the skin. The hair look was a favourite of mine too - super curly, and described as a 'glamorous take on the 80s perm'. 

Tommy Hilfiger 

I was absolutely obsessed with the skin look at Tommy Hilfiger. All the models had the most beautiful dewy finish to the skin - it's hard to even tell if they had any base makeup on! Apparently they used a Covergirl highlighter on the cheekbones to get that blinding glow, and it looks like a slight wash of golden brown was put over the lids for some definition. The brows look lightly filled in, and it a light pink sheen added to the lips. Overall, it gave a beautiful, fresh look that I'm in love with. 

Michael Kors

The look at Michael Kors was really quite similar to Tommy Hilfiger (are we sensing a theme here?), but again, it was so fresh and I love the bronzed, more contoured look here. A really soft coral was used on the lips and it was all about the brushed up brows and fluffy lashes. 

Zac Posen

Zac Posen was another stunning show with a beautiful rosy makeup look. It was very soft and feminine, paired with the messy, curly hair. A rosy pink blush was used on the cheeks and lips, and brows were slightly filled in to give some shape. The highlight wasn't as strong here as seen at other shows, but there was a definite contoured look (or that really could be the models' amazing cheekbones!). 

Julien MacDonald

The Julien MacDonald show look was created by Val Garland, and was inspired by the 80s supermodels - going all out on the eyes, skin and lips. This is much more of a 'mainstream' look for a fashion week makeup. She went for sculpted skin, brushed up, editorial brows, and a super dark smoky eye. The lips were a bubblegum pink with a gloss on top. The makeup contrasted really nicely with the messy, wet look hair. 

Temperley London

The theme at Temperley was 'slept in' makeup, and so Val Garland created a look with Rodial, centred around a brown eyeshadow base, topped with black kohl liner, and smudged using a smoky shadow. I love these kinds of looks as a smoky eye looks amazing on everyone, and this one is a fairly simple one to recreate. The lip was a soft matte nude, keeping the focus entirely on the eyes. 

Wendy Rowe was the MUA for the Burberry show, and she went very minimal for the look, using just concealer as a base where needed, highlighter all over for that gorgeous radiance, and a pretty pink lip using the new Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet in Fawn Rose. 

Anna Sui
Blown out, burgundy smoky eyes are definitely going to be a trend for SS17, as both Topshop Unique and Anna Sui used it in their makeup looks. Pat McGrath designed the look for Ann Sui, and I absolutely love it! I think these colours look absolutely beautiful on all eye colours, and it's more striking than brown tones without being too dramatic. 

Which was your favourite beauty look? Let me know in the comments! I think my overall favourite has to be the Topshop Unique look. 


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