Sparkly ornamentation made its beauty mark this fall as lids and lips dusted with glitz and glam paraded down the catwalk courtesy of Chanel, Donna Karan, Thakoon and more. Prepare to indulge your eyes in a fancy feast that includes jewel-encrusted lashes, bedazzled brows, shimmer-flecked lids and glitter-adorned pouts for the new way to sparkle in the spotlight this season. All that glitters as seen on the runway dazzles and delights with these best bejeweled and glitter beauty looks for fall. Bring on the bling!
Chanel proved yet again to be an extravagant feast for the eyes as models’ twinkling lids stole the show and shimmered in the spotlight. Makeup artist Peter Philips adhered platinum silver sequins along the upper lash line and even encrusted lashes for an added dazzling dose of brilliantly bedazzled eyes. With what looked to be like tiny mirror shards, the adorned eyelids created a spectacle that stayed true to Chanel’s beautiful balance between wearable and over-the-top.
The smoky eye reinvented was executed flawlessly on the models at John Galliano. Instead of the typical noir-smudged lids that define this dramatic look, Galliano recreated this runway staple using a gray wash of silver shadow that extended from the lash lines to brows. A subtle swipe of shimmering ivory shadow and gleaming glitter to the inner corners of the eye polished off this effortlessly edgy effect.
The show-stopping glitter ball effect at Thakoon was inspired by summer, yet made to still be suitable for winter. Envisioned by Diane Kendal for NARS, the look was said to mirror the sun’s reflection as she layered brilliant midnight blue shadow with gold holographic glitter encrusting the eyes. The contrast of the bold blue shade and chunky metallic flecks meant a beyond gorgeous glam look for evening this season.
At Donna Karan, eyes were dark and dramatic as MAC makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury used pearlescent glitter mixed with a charcoal cream shadow to create the new, modern smoky lid. The result was sexy, sultry and smoldering with ultra-shimmery flecks of white silver glitter throughout.
High-shine copper eyes were the focal point at the J.Mendel show as models donned bold, bronzed lids that were molten hot and mesmerizing. Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman began building her elegant eyes with a beautiful burgundy base shade and layered on a chic copper shadow alongside a pink highlight for a fiery look. The sophisticated palette, rich in saturated tones, strikes a strong chord with the autumnal vibe as warm, fiery shades are neutral and natural for the season.
Christian Dior Couture
Transitioning focus from the eyes to the lips, a futuristic pout reigned supreme on the couture catwalk of Christian Dior as legendary makeup artist Pat Mcgrath worked her magic using metallic lips in rose, bronze and lilac sparkle, while eyes remained subtle and shimmery with an ultra-light dusting of glitter in silver and gold tone on the inner corners.