We’ve been busy running from show to show, but now the PRO Insider team has kicked off our heels, sipped a few glasses of champagne, and are ready to bring you our favourite AW16 beauty trends so far. With glitter, jewels and plenty of colour on the runway, this season is all about going bold.
Topshop Unique – heavy liner
Models were given the ultimate rock chick look by framing eyes with layers of heavy charcoal-black liner complete with a feline flick. It wasn’t just the catwalks that had rock-chick glamour; the elite of the model world including Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss and Suki Waterhouse were there to add fierce style to the FROW.
Marcus Lupfer – gold embellishment
Make-up artist Lucy Burt took inspiration from Lupfer’s metallic pleated skirts and sequin jumpers to create grown-up sparkle. Eyes were accented with big flecks of gold glitter scattered over the inner and outer corners of lids, with a flash of gold leaf applied to the centre of the bottom line.
Zandra Rhodes – colour celebration
Queen of colour Zandra Rhodes did not disappoint with a Studio 54-inspired disco den for a party backdrop. Lids were washed in electric blues and hot pinks, teamed with bold, bright pouts. We loved the subtle beauty mark that added a theatrical and sophisticated twist to the garish make-up.
House of Holland – short fringes
It was all about the bangs at House of Holland: from super short to brow-grazing, fringes were the focus. The rest of the hair varied in length and texture, adding a nod to 70s glam rock. We even spotted a few 90s-inspired hats (a great alternative for any bad hair days – phew!).
Gareth Pugh – over-exaggerated twists
Twists were on the rise during the SS16 catwalk shows, but now they’re bigger and bolder than ever. Gareth Pugh’s exaggerated victory rolls perfectly encapsulated power-hairdressing and Hannibel Lector masks (yes, really) were definitely a stand-out look.