The Spring Couture shows provided an opportunity for makeup artists to get creative and share the latest ‘must try’ trends. Although some of the looks need to be pared back for real life wear, the bold eyes and lips are trends we’ll be trying at home!

Bold Eyes

It was all about bold, bright and graphic eyes with brands such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Armani Privé emphasising models’ eyes using bright colours. Peter Phillips created a bold graphic eye for models in the Viktor & Rolf show with squared sparkle clusters around the eye calling the look “colour-blocking in super glitter” to Coveteur. At the Christian Dior show, Phillips instead opted for dramatic eyelashes to accentuate the eyes which was inspired by surreal movies such as The Red Shoes.

Neon Eye Makeup - Source Byrdie Beauty
Neon Eye Makeup – Source Byrdie Beauty

Bright Lips

Bright coloured lips was a staple throughout the shows with A.F. Vandevorst and Alexis Mabille models strutting down the runway in sumptuous red lipstick. Violet and dark nudes were paired with a minimal base by Pat McGrath for the Valentino Show. She also created daringly bold lip look for the Maison Margiela show, with models rocking a bright green and purple holographic lip.

Red Lip 2018 Paris Haute Couture Beauty - Source Byrdie Beauty
Red Lip 2018 Paris Haute Couture Beauty – Source Byrdie Beauty

Bare Skin and Natural Base

Bold lips and eyes meant the skin required a natural makeup look to show off beautiful skin. Makeup artists skipped contouring and highlighting and simply enhanced the eyebrows and applied a small amount of mascara at the lash root. L’Oreal Paris global makeup director Val Garland shared with WWD that her inspiration for bare skin and natural makeup for the Elie Saab and Giambattista Valli shows was “a modern, young, carefree Jane Birkin”.

Giambattista Valli - Source Harpers Bazaar
Giambattista Valli – Source Harpers Bazaar

Big Blush

Modernised 80’s blush application is still on the rise with makeup artist Lisa Butlershows applying blush from the temples down to the apples of the cheeks for the Alexis Mabille, Giorgio Armani PrivŽé, and Alexandre Vauthier shows. We love this trend so much that our makeup artist and trainer, Carla, shared a tutorial on how to create this bold blush look at home.

Alexandre Vauthier  Bold Blush 80s - Source Harpers Bazaar
Alexandre Vauthier Bold Blush 80s – Source Harpers Bazaar
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