Fashion Month is finally coming to a close. We have been inundated with gorgeous clothes, fabulous street style and pretty beauty looks. Now it is time for the fashion crowd to hang up statement heels until next season. You may be sad the shows are ending but they have given us so many wearable beauty looks. We had a cool twist on the french manicure at NYFW, bold-but-flattering lip colors at London Fashion Week and innovative use of color in Milan, and the Paris Spring 2016 shows were no different. These looks will be enough to keep us occupied until next season’s shows.
Grab your makeup brushes and check out five Paris Fashion Week looks anyone can pull off:
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Retro hairstyles are always popular but sometimes the shellacked styles can look too severe. The half-up hairstyle at the Dries Van Noten show had a clear vintage influence but the loose texture made it modern. The shot of royal blue liner was also very wearable.
To get the look, dry your hair roughly using a blow dryer (Almighty Pro-Lite Ionic Hair Dryer, $60, Eva NYC). Use a comb (Comb, $6.99, Kardashian Beauty) to make a deep side part. Gather the top section of your hair from the part to your ear. Apply a bit of gel (Motorcycle Flexible Gel, $26, R+Co) then twist the section back so it forms a very loose victory roll. Secure with a pin (Bobby Pins, $18, L. Erickson), then mist with hairspray (Frizz Ease KeraFlex Flexible Hold Hairspray, $8.99, John Frieda).
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Everyone usually focuses on the color of makeup but the finish can be just as interesting. At the Barbara Bui Spring 2016 show, models wore soft brown shadow up to their eyebrows that had a slight glossy sheen.
To recreate the look, begin by evening out your complexion with a BB cream (Bienfait Teinte BB Cream, $45, Lancome). For the eyes, apply a shadow primer (Primer Potion, $20, Urban Decay) from lash line to eyebrows. Choose a soft brown eyeshadow (Perfect Mono Cream Eyeshadow in 50 Bronze, $37, Dolce & Gabbana) and apply it with your finger all the way up your brows. For extra sheen, apply a bit of petroleum jelly (100% Petroleum Jelly, $3.99, Vaseline) over top. Complete the look with a bit of mascara (Argan Oil Volumizing Mascara, $5.90, Forever 21) on the top lashes and a slick of lip balm (Tinted Lip Balm in Zinnia, $7, Burt’s Bees).
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The Alexis Mabille show used a lot of color on the face in a very natural way but it is the textured hairstyle that anyone can copy. Models’ locks were parted in the center. They were kept straight but texture was added below the ear. Think of what your hair looks like after you take it out of pigtails and that is the look.
To copy the hairstyle, you can do the pigtail method or you can start off with dry, unstyled hair. Part your hair down the center using a comb (Rake Comb, $35, Mason Pearson). Apply heat protection spray (Caviar Repair Rx Multi-Vitamin Heat Protection Spray, $30, Alterna) and use a curling wand (CD117 Tourmaline You Curl Infiniti Wand, $30, Conair) to add very loose curls to the ends of your hair. Gently shake them out so they aren’t too perfect. Follow it up with a texturizing spray (Soleil Beach Waves Tousling Spray, $6.40, Fekkai) and a few scrunches. Finish the look with hairspray (So Fine Aerosol Spray, $21, Therapy-G).
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Sometimes all it takes is a twist on an old favorite to capture our attention. Models at the Lutz Huelle Spring 2016 show wore silver cat eye liner instead of the usual black. It was unexpected, fun and perfect for evening.
The look is all about the liner but you need a flawless canvas. Even out your skin a BB cream (Dream Fresh BB Cream, $6.29, Maybelline) and concealer (Naked Skin Concealer, $28, Urban Decay). Brush your brows using a spool brush (Eyebrow Groomer Brush, $10, Laura Mercier) and create a cat eye using silver eyeliner (Liquid Crystal Liner in Crystal Silver, $4.49, NYX). A bit of lip balm (Visibly Soft Coconut Milk Lip Balm, $4, eos) is all you need to finish the look.
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There have been a lot of easy-to-copy manicures at Fashion Month. Models at the Kenzo show had textured silver nails. Nails looked like they were almost made out crushed tin foil, which made them more interesting than the usual metallic mani.
There are a few ways to recreate this manicure. You could use nail wraps, brushes or tools. To get a 3D texture, begin by filing your nails with an emery board (2-Piece Nail File Set, $2.99, Simple Pleasures) into an oval shape. Apply a base coat (Primer + Shine Base And Top Coat, $24, Jenna Hipp) followed by a coat of silver nail polish (Nail Polish in Amarapura, $20, NARS). For the texture, apply a thick coat of silver glitter nail polish (Glitter Nail Color in 006 Precious Silver, $12, Anna Sui). It’s okay if it isn’t even. Let it dry, then apply you regular silver nail polish over top so it covers the glitter. Finish with a top coat.