January 19, 2021

The Top 5 Fall 2017 Beauty Trends From the Couture Runways

Hairstylists and makeup artists brought their A game to the recent couture shows in Paris, where the looks ranged from the chicly grounded to the ethereal. At many shows, there was a decided romance in the air, whether with a cascade of waves offset with a jeweled crown or silvery eye highlights for an angelic effect. At others, the look was minimalist and modern, punctuated with an exaggerated element such as an elongated brow. And, of course, couture being couture, there were wild flights of fancy at Maison Margiela Artisanal and Jean Paul Gaultier, from 3-D mouths to hair highlighted with gold, that provided incandescent moments of beauty. Here are the top five beauty trends looks for eyes, lips and hair. See the gallery for more photos.
Angel Eyes

Elie Saab Couture Fall 2017
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A subtle sweep of silver on the lid, a hint of highlighter in the inner eye — the look was all-out ethereal at many shows. At Rodarte, makeup artist James Kaliardos highlighted the romanticism of Odile Gilbert’s baby’s breath-bedecked hair, while at Elie Saab, Tom Pecheux added inner eye highlights to give the “Game of Thrones”-inspired collection a fairy-tale aura. Call it a heavenly new direction for beauty.
The Big Smudge


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