We’re missing all that star-studded action the fashion capitals of the world blessed us with. But at least we can sit back, put our magnifying glasses on and take our time to choose the best make-up looks that lit up the spring/summer 2019 runways.
If you love to make a statement in an explosion in all things glittery and shiny or a standout colour, you’ve come to the right page. Yet we haven’t left out those who prefer something more subtle and natural or have a soft spot for healthy-looking, glowing skin.
Linda Cantello, International Make-up Artist at Giorgio Armani, featured a sophisticated eye statement. The focus was on a bright, even pastel pink with iridescent highlights, with gorgeous shiny “stellar tears” adding force and modernity to a soft, pretty look.
For his show, Julien Macdonald teamed up with Max Factor. The company’s Creative Director and Global Make-up Artist Wendy Rowe created an intense, sultry, pulled out smokey eye look. A flash of peacock blue across the eyelid complemented lashings of mascara and black eyeliner.
At the Dolce & Gabbana show, the make-up look kept an important emphasis on the lips. An explosive, sumptuous colourful palette recalled magnificent gardens in Italy. Depending on what they were wearing, models’ lips were painted in either warm nude, vivid pink, true red or deep burgundy.
Proenza Schouler’s designers, founders and partners Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez worked with Lisa Eldridge and Lancôme “to bring out the natural beauty of each girl, with an emphasis on fresh, healthy skin paired with a strong brow.”
The super glossy and glowing skin, which brimmed with wellbeing, at the Noon by Noor show was simply stunning. It was accompanied by pure, minimal make-up in neutral and nude hues.
To match his space-inspired collection, which featured sun, moon and star motifs, Tadahsi Shoji gave us reflective make-up and striking celestial glittery eyes.
A holiday trip to Hawaii can lighten anyone’s mood, and Christian Siriano is enabling us to do this vicariously come spring via some sharp lime eyeliner.
For the Jeremy Scott show, make-up artist Kabuki added some metallic magic with an edgy and daring lip in neutral hues. He stuck pink-chrome-finish foil to models' lips and added loose glitter pigments.
Make-up guru Pat McGrath made sure some models stole the Anna Sui show with yellow, orange and pink gradient face colour. We also loved the subtle holographic make-up, which instantly gave us unicorn vibes.
If you’re a bit bored with black eyeliner, all you need to do is emulate Pat McGrath’s cat eyes for the Versace show. She demonstrated how a larger-than-life emerald flick can make all the difference.
While beautiful red lipstick isn’t a groundbreaking trend, at the Escada show we learned a faultless classic ruby red lip really is all we need.
Almost every neon shade you can think of appeared on the Byblos catwalk. Models’ eyes popped with graphic swipes of turquoise, orange and roaring red. Even the eyebrows were enhanced with a tad of bright pink.
At Ulla Johnson, it was a subtle pink mascara, not an eyeliner, that caught everyone’s attention. Some lipstick in the same shade made for a really cute look.
For her first solo act, British-born Carly Cushnie was inspired by the Caribbean, so exquisite glossy and sunkissed skin was the order of the day. The make-up look complemented the colours, including a shimmering bronze, that were spotted on the catwalk.
At Valentino, make-up legend Pat McGrath turned brightly coloured hand-applied Swarovski crystals into eyeliner and brow make-up.
For the Chanel show, Karl Lagerfeld turned Paris’s Grand Palais into a seaside resort, lightly lapping waves and sand included. So Chanel's Global Creative Make-up and Colour Designer Lucia Pica went for a carefree, feminine look. She paired a matte fuchsia lip colour with doll-like lashes, using plenty of black mascara.