Published: Thursday March 6, 2014 MYT 2:35:00 PM
Updated: Thursday March 6, 2014 MYT 2:54:55 PM

Beauty trends at Paris Fashion Week

Jean Paul Gaultier’s retro alien beauty look. -- EPA

Jean Paul Gaultier’s retro alien beauty look. -- EPA

Here are some of the hottest beauty trends from the Paris runways.


Vanessa Bruno and Giambattista Valli were just two of the designers to commit to the nude makeup trend at Paris Fashion Week. Makeup artist Val Garland explained the secret behind Valli’s models’ glowing rosy cheeks: No products, just a brief facial massage before the girls hit the catwalk.


There was a fun late-1960s vibe to the clothes at both the Valentino and Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent shows. For Saint Laurent this meant Celtic pale skin, Twiggy-style cat’s eyes and heavy mascara.

The Valentino look was subtler, featuring centre-parted hair, soft pink lips and a line of pale blue eyeshadow.

Heavy mascara featured prominently during Hedi Slimane's Saint Laurent show at Paris Fashion Week.  


At the Chanel show the hair was woven and plaited with strips of colorful and metallic fabric, then pulled into ponytails. The rest of the makeup look was pretty low-key apart from a number of models with bright neon rave eyes. 

Jean-Charles De Castelbajac also went for brightly coloured eye shadow as a contrast to otherwise bare faces.

New Age meets Paris chic at the Chanel show. 

Futuristic sci-fi

Jean Paul Gaultier’s space-age girls wore blacked-in bold eyebrows, winged eyeliner (see the 1960s, again) and tight alien antennae-like top-knot hairdos. Gareth Pugh sent out his models with powdery white makeup on fingers and faces, giving them a slightly outer-galactic aspect.

The makeup look at Haider Ackermann crossed Marlene Dietrich with a Martian – blotted-out eyebrows were replaced by thin black curved lines, worn with nude lips and pale bronze eyeshadow. — AFP Relaxnews

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