See the key beauty looks from the fashion week catwalks.
Fall/winter 2023 might feel far away right now, but before long we will see the influence of the fashion week catwalks on our wardrobes. And, as ever, the trends will infiltrate our beauty looks too – and naturally the runways were awash with hairstyle and make-up looks to inspire us. Whether you’re seeking pure escapism via your make-up bag, or a way to elevate some stalwart beauty classics. There’s a trend for everyone to embrace next season.
Focus in the beauty industry has changed from covering up imperfections to preventing them entirely. The need for a good skincare regimen as a precondition for lovely, glowing makeup is increasingly being recognised by the industry. We anticipate that the autumn 2023 makeup trends will both inspire and challenge beauty enthusiasts worldwide, from graphic eyes to bold and unique lip hues to inspiration from skincare.
From bold black lips punctuating healthy skin seen at Rodarte, Bora Aksu and Mark Fast (perfect for Halloween and beyond), to pops of pastels on the eyes at Victoria Beckham and Carolina Herrera, and the soft-goth vibe seen at Schiaparelli, Jason Wu and Etro – whatever your beauty preference, find inspiration in our round-up of the best make-up trends from the fashion capitals’ runways.
Carolina Herrera’s runway this season embraced understated beauty, showcasing delicate cat-eye makeup looks. A similar minimalist approach graced Collina Strada and Simone Rocha’s AW 2023 show, where contoured eyes and cheeks were skillfully employed to enhance the dimension of every visage.
A striking reinterpretation of ’80s glamour took centre stage at Laquan Smith’s AW 2023 show, where the runway showcased sharply defined graphic eyes. Drawing inspiration from the iconic TV series Dynasty, this modern take on a classic era evoked a sense of nostalgic sophistication.
The allure of defined graphic eyes continued to captivate Jason Wu’s presentation as well. Here, the models adorned smoky eyes that paid homage to the allure of cinema, summoning a sense of mystery and drama that added an enchanting layer to their looks.
A resounding declaration echoed through the fall 2023 runways: Skin in all its glowing glory remains an eternal fascination. The illustrious showcases of Markarian, Altuzarra, and Sandy Liang affirmed that a dewy, luminous complexion is an enduring quest in the realm of beauty. Models graced the runway with faces aglow, underscoring the timeless allure of radiant skin and leaving an indelible impression on beauty enthusiasts and fashion connoisseurs alike.
The Fall 2023 collections witnessed a mesmerising twist as fashion powerhouses like Prada, Anna Sui, and Victoria Beckham unveiled a bold and colourful trend that’s impossible to ignore. These houses boldly embraced the avant-garde by seamlessly integrating vibrantly hued faux lashes—painted in shades spanning from playful pinks and sunny yellows to pristine whites and daring blues.
At the striking showcases of Kim Shui, Thom Browne, and Luar, a captivating trend emerged as lips took centre stage, becoming a canvas for bold expressions. The artful fusion of intensely pigmented colour and dramatic dark liner made a resounding statement, captivating the eyes of fashion enthusiasts and setting a new standard for runway beauty.