From brushed up brows to simple center parts, fresh skin, and subtly glossy lips, pared down simplicity is usually the go-to at London Fashion Week. But last season, the city was turned on its head with glitter-splashed eyeliner glimmering from the catwalk at Halpern, slapdash pastel eyeshadow at Erdem, and “troll” inspired hair embellished with rhinestone pins at Ashley Williams.
It looks like Autumn/Winter 2019 is shaping up to be bigger and better, however. Thanks to makeup artists such as Miranda Joyce and hairstylists like Syd Hayes (both industry legends) currently setting up backstage, we’ve seen everything from pompadour quiffs to foliage hair accessories, neon lips, and claw-like nails – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Click through to find all the major beauty looks from London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2019.
House of Holland
Eyes were teal, smoky, and matched the manicures at House of Holland, thanks to Zoe Taylor for MAC Cosmetics, who blended eyeshadow right up to the brows and down to the lower lash line. Skin was simple save for a smidge of foundation.
Hairstylist Syd Hayes used BaByliss’ brand new two-in-one tool, a tong meets straightener, to create S-waves. He fed the hair through at different angles and clamped down for all of a second as he moved down each section of hair. “I’m keeping it quite undone and quite messy,” he said.
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Makeup artist Janeen Witherspoon encircled eyes with metallic silver eyeliner, extending it into double wings at the outer corner for an angelic feel. Lips were patted with a little gloss to bring out the models’ natural lip color and skin was kept fresh.
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At Ashley Williams, hair was refreshingly varied. Bleach London ‘s Alex Brownsell and team were on hand to craft hair up with cutesy bows, while models with natural, curly hair were given the Swamp Spritz treatment and a good diffuse for definition and volume. Once again, Williams’ rhinestone hairpins stole the show. The new collection pins (which spell out the words “books,” “nervous,” and “void” in letters) are just a handful of fresh accessories to the collection, alongside heavily embellished hearts and butterflies.
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Hair at Gayeon Lee’s London Fashion Week presentation was the definition of accidental chic. Hairstylist Michaela Pezza for Aveda wrapped pieces of printed silk around ponytails to accessorize, before twisting lengths into a ballerina bun meets effortless knot. A few strategically-placed hair clips and a blanket of Aveda’s Control Force Hairspray kept the look in place. Models with shorter hair wore it down with silk headbands to adorn, while others were given simple ponytails.
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