Although London Fashion Week has always been the most quirky and adventurous, the runway did not include any particularly wild choices or disruptive beauty trends. The few compromises to extravagance and provocation were the bows it became an essential component of Simone Rocha’s makeup, an unexpected romantic touch to imitate for a special occasion, and Isamaya Ffrench’s spider lashes for Chet Lo paired with colored tongues. On the other side, go for vintage glamour with waves framing the face and occasionally sparkling with gold and silver, as at Harris Reed. This style was inspired by the 1920s and 1930s. There were plenty of gothic styles as well, a gloomy alternative to the traditional (and incredibly popular at LFW) no-makeup appearance.
Here are some of the most intriguing beauty trends from London Fashion Week’s runways.
Bejeweled Ponytails by Erdem
Participants were taken to the House Of Hope For The Rehabilitation Of Fallen Women by Erdem Moralolu, a women’s shelter that existed in the late 1800s. The “fallen, friendless young women” who had resided in this “house of hope” were transformed into models for the FW23 fashion show by the designer, who based the style of the clothing and beauty on their rebellious attitude. Consequently, dramatic smokey eyes and damp hair were worn with Victorian-style taffeta skirts, lace, and jackets. Anthony Turner created ponytails to mimic the look of hair that has been exposed to rain for several hours. He utilized a lot of colorful crystals and a lot of Olaplex No. 9 serum combined with water to accomplish this.
The lowering waves of Simone Rocha and Harris Reed
Lughnasadh, a Gaelic harvest festival observed on the first of August, served as the inspiration for Simone Rocha’s most recent collection. The haircut adopted the texture and appearance of raffia, which was used to make numerous clothing. On a beauty level, the custom was declined in a romantic mood, with crimson, black, and white bows placed beneath the eyes as if they were tears or priceless gems. In order to nearly totally conceal the eyes with some gentle curls that “appeared weather-beaten and little ruined,” Cyndia Harvey let the models’ hair fall forward over the face. Harris Reed also had his hair up but with kiss curls. In order to “give dimension and texture while keeping it structured, sculpted, and modelled,” Ali Pirzadeh framed the models’ faces with kissing lip curls embellished with gold and silver leaves. The concluding step? Sofia Tilbury’s heavenly glamorous makeup, with golden eyes, rhinestone-studded and glittery lips, and glowing skin thanks to a special “non-touring” technique that involved modelling the face with highlighter, was accented by a touch of glitter at the hairline on Art Deco waves a la Josephine Baker.
The shiny lips of David Koma
If you believe that a pair of crimson lips is the height of glamour, you haven’t seen David Koma’s most recent runway presentation. Marlene Dietrich’s wardrobe staples, which the British designer molded into a continual fusion of masculine and feminine aspects, are honored in the FW23 collection. Dinner jacket shirts that transform into minidresses, black leather spy coats, asymmetrical cuts, boyfriend blazers, bad-girl biker jackets, marabou furs, knit dresses, crystal-trimmed skirts, and dresses composed of multiple layers of sequins are some of the trends this season. And loads of red that is glossy and lacquered, just like the famous actress’s lips and nails. MUA Patrick Glatthaar used these as inspirations to create high-shine double lips. Why are they so unique? The lower lip is embellished with a shower of red crystals, and the upper lip is covered in a flaming red patent lipstick.
Pop eyeshadow by Richard Quinn
Richard Quinn wants to interpret The Hidden Garden in a fashionable manner for FW23. MUA Terry Barber, Creative Director of MAC Cosmetics, was inspired by the enchanted, floral atmosphere to develop a color scheme of lilac, aquamarine, and silver, along with rounded 1920s-style eyebrows, as well as Sam McKnight’s hair. Barber started by prepping the skin with MAC Cosmetics’ light-diffusing Hyper Real Serumizer, followed by the application of the company’s Studio Radiance Face And Body Foundation, before focusing on the eyes. He created eyeshadow that completely encircled the eye using the MAC X Richard Quinn Eyeshadow Palette, culminating with a dab of clear gloss on the lips.
The Spider Lashes of Chet Lo
For FW23, Chet Lo’s well-known popcorn textures took on a dark hue, revealing a hitherto unseen and perhaps sinister side of the designer. Chet Lo used the comforting warmth of animals of the deep as a metaphor for the light that brought him out of the shadows. Isamaya French interpreted this difficult topic as “no makeup,” adding minor eccentric details like the tongue painted green, red, and blue and the spider lashes. The makeup artist inserted artificial eyelashes and clustered them together.
The radiance of Christopher Kane
Christopher Kane’s most recent collection incorporates references to biology, animal instincts, his working-class school days in Glasgow, and artificial intelligence through geometric shapes, stiff, pointed cuts, and glossy vinyl textures. Sofia Tilbury used Charlotte Tilbury products, including as the Beauty Light Wand Liquid Illuminant in the shade Spotlight, spread on the sides of the face, to obtain a comparable result. The outcome is a bright, ethereal complexion that is accentuated by the rest of the outfit’s simplicity.
The chic appearance from Burberry
Daniel Lee made his debut as Burberry’s artistic director with checks that are present in every garment and come in a variety of colors, including blue, green, pink, coral, and bordeaux. None of these colors, however, had any impact on Daniel Lee’s virtually entirely bare makeup. A single glamorous concession was a very precise and applied cat eye that framed the entire eye from top to bottom, with sparse eyeliner that finished in two little codes. This was only seen on some models.