London has officially come to a close and we can honestly say we were surprised by the big beauty trends. London is always reliably insane and while there were a few expected crazies among the bunch, the majority of looks subscribed to a neutral palette with sepia toned eyes, bushy brows and artfully teased hair. Here are ten of our favorite looks from this past week.
All too often, black liner with a red lip looks a bit heavy for day. Take a cue from Revlon superstar Gucci Westman and use a lighter liner and a touch of shimmer in the center of the lips to make them appear fuller.
The big news at Burberry wasn’t the look itself, but that the brand’s fan-favorite beauty collection has just added nail polish to the mix. This deep red made its debut on the runway and we can’t wait to see the rest of the collection.
This is the baby sister look to the more sophisticated sculpted bronze eye. While it may look slightly sickly, this sepia tone is set to make a big debut this fall.
In an ode to the 90s British punk era, artist Val Garland used L’Oreal Paris to get this undone shadowed look.
Another big trend out of London is the barely-there base. Artist Matthias van Hooff worked with the L’Oreal CC cream, a product we saw everywhere this season, to give the girls a glowing near-naked base.
Artful mess is always the hardest look to master and this pile of knots, created by James Pecis for Bumble and Bumble, had so much movement and texture we were immediately wondering how it was done. Turns out the secret was a crochet needle – not sure we’ll be trying that one anytime soon.
MAC makeup artists Lucia Pieroni called the look “40s/50s glamour meets grunge.” Unfortunately, most of the key products used in this look won’t be available until this fall.
If there’s one word we’d use to describe Ford’s collection it’s loud, so we were pleasantly surprised by the super sculpted look by Charlotte Tilbury. This is the older sister to the subtle bronzed we saw at so many other shows this week.
Getting a real glow without looking sweaty or greasy is difficult, but we love this look because it’s almost too much. The slicked back hair adds a sophisticated air that lends itself perfectly to modernizing the look.
Finding a neutral look that still looks polished is difficult but we love this look by Lisa Eldridge with Benefit. It’s near nude but still sophisticated.