All The Paris Fashion Week Beauty Products You Can Buy Now
The best part of Paris Fashion Weekâ€™s runways, for those hoping to take home a piece of the action, is that there is a way to shop them before the clothing actually lands on shelves in a few months: Grab the beauty products while theyâ€™re hot. Still, the pros behind the spring 2022 shows were unusually cagey about their beauty looks this season. Some designers had beauty teams signing nondisclosure agreements to prevent leaked secrets, others closed off backstage altogether.
Thankfully, we were able to wrangle the industry brains behind the beauty, like makeup artist Peter Philips (Diorâ€™s liner linguist) and hairstylist Anthony Turner (the coolio behind Rokhâ€™s rocker ponytails), for their exclusive take on the products that walked the runway. Whether itâ€™s Diane Kendalâ€™s luminous cheekbones at Balmain, Holli Smithâ€™s sopping wet bangs at Balenciaga, or Fara Homidiâ€™s â€œpsychedelic skinâ€ at Coperni, thereâ€™s a bit of Parisian magic in every detail.
Here, a shoppable guide to the tools, tricks, and talent that closed out one of the most interesting fashion months in history.
The Look: Diane Kendalâ€™s â€œbeautiful luminous skin with highlights on cheekbones.â€ For eyes, it was kept simpleâ€”and freshâ€”with â€œmascara at roots of lashesâ€ meant to accentuate each modelâ€™s individual features.
The Look: In Paris, hairspray is back. For Rokhâ€™s runway inside the Petit Palais, hairstylist Anthony Turner gave rock and roll ponytails an easygoing spin. â€œThe quicker I do it, the better it always is,â€ Turner explained backstage. â€œI don't want it to be too prettyâ€”itâ€™s very careless.â€ The recipe? A teasing comb and Elnett to make it look like youâ€™ve â€œkind of been out all night.â€
The Look: â€œMaria Grazia showed me a picture of a â€™60s woman in profile with big lashes and big eyeliner, and she said â€˜I like the space in between both liners,â€™â€™â€ Peter Philips shares of the makeup he created and styled for the French fashion houseâ€™s show. â€œPure skinâ€ and black and white pigment on the eye was all that it took. â€œFor me, an eyeliner is always very Diorâ€”itâ€™s very Paris,â€ says Philips.
The Look: â€œGigi Hadid said â€˜beam me up, Fara,â€™ so I did,â€ says makeup artist Fara Homidi. To translate the showâ€™s futuristic utopian theme, Homidi delivered â€œpsychedelic skin with opalescent accents on eyes and lips & all over the body.â€
The Look: Sopping wet styles. For Balenciaga, hair artist Holli Smith stayed â€œtrue to each person's identityâ€ while channeling either â€œharder, wet statementsâ€ like Elliot Pageâ€™s slick, piece-y bangs, or letting hair remain a bit softer, with seemingly untouched natural texture.
The Look: â€œThe skin is brilliantly glowing and luminousâ€ for Pat McGrathâ€™s Stella McCartney runway, which mixed sporty pieces with â€œvibrancy and flow.â€ For a â€œseason of transition,â€ there was an â€œinnocent approachâ€ to the entire runway. For beauty, in particular, McGrath shares that â€œthe makeup is subtle yet powerful.â€
The Look: â€œThey're wearing makeup, but they don't really care about it,â€ says Isamaya Ffrench of the â€œfreshness and vitalityâ€ she brought to Giambattista Valliâ€™s Paris runway. The idea was easy-going elegance, just relaxing in an Italian garden. With a swipe of lipstick, Ffrench created â€œthe girl that would hang out there having a great time.â€
The Look: Raw beauty based on balance. â€œThe makeup was inspired by Michele Lamy, Rickâ€™s wife who opened the show,â€ says Daniel Sallstrom of paying homage to Lamyâ€™s dramatically sooty gaze. It was accomplished â€œby creating a dark mood with yet a beautiful shape, the duality between light and dark, heavy and soft which very much sums up the collection for me.â€
The Look: Barely there. Makeup artist Pat McGrath celebrated â€œan illusion of colorâ€ with fresh, minimal makeup that focused on a supernatural flush of color on cheeks. For lips? Clear balm is all you need.
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