LFW SS15 Beauty Roundup

I’d just like to start this post on London Fashion week with a couple of looks from the last day of NYFW

Firstly, some bright brows from Badgley Mischka

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This look also appeared at LFW at the Vivienne Westwood show

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I really like these alternative brow colours, although it probably won’t take off as an everyday look. It reminds me of model Charlie Barker circa 2013

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Only for the brave!

And then there was my new favourite beauty look from NYFW, at The Blonds show:

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I love this look because like me, it’s a bit chola, a bit ratchet and a LOT fabulous. The gold is everything. I love the idea of overlaying the liner with gold glitter and that big hair piece is TO DIE.

Ok, so back to London. I actually saw some very keen looking photogs outside the JW Anderson show trying to get a shot of someone famous, while I was on my way to the National Portrait Gallery. There weren’t as many beauty looks that I was excited about as at NYFW, but here are the highlights.

So side partings continued to be a trend, as demonstrated at Jean-Pierre Braganza

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Very Coach. I think a side parting is so flattering and also great if you’re hiding roots.

Another trend we saw at NYFW that made an appearing in London is the purple eyeshadow:

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I like this look more and more each time I see it. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of the purple eyeshadow.

Burberry went for classic British elegance:

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The slightly darker red lip with minimal eye makeup is a really easy way to transition into fall makeup and looks classy while still being easy to recreate. A Mac lipstick in Ruby Woo or Russian Red (£15.50) would be a great match to this colour.

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The Grunge look was revived at Tom Ford 

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Models sported a smudged out smokey eye with bare lips, giving the semblance of as little effort as possible having gone into the look. Which is cool. Looking like you’ve tried too hard never earns the ‘cool’ label. Recreate the eyes with a smudgable kohl eyeliner, like Rimmel’s Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil if you’re on a budget (£2.99) or Mac’s Eye Kohl (£14) if you feel like splurging.

Now let’s see what beauty bombshells Milan drops…

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Makeup at LFW

The makeup at LFW this year was sponsered by Mac. So why did it look so bad?? In general, I’m not really into high fashion makeup because it never looks good, but this was some next level awfulness. Someone should teach these girls how to beat a face. For example:

Imagethis? might as well not be wearing any.

Imageerm, it’s called a blending brush. use one.

Imageso nothing on the lips then and just some bruise coloured shadow on the brow bone? k.

Imagepretty sure I did this look on myself when I was 5.

srsly guys, what’s the t? you’re mac! you are meant to be makeup gods. People look up to you! I understand if the designers want it to look a specific way but you could at least apply it with skill. Next year they wanna get some drag queens back there doing the makeup cause those girls can beat a face.

On a more positive note however, I did enjoy THIS