Beauty lovers rejoice, haute couture is here. The ready-to-wear collections often result in a few noteworthy beauty looks but in haute couture, we see the masters come out to play. This season we saw everything from Blade Runner smoky eyes to super teased 70s mops, and while all of the looks may not be sidewalk ready right now, there's inspiration to be taken throughout.
Jean Paul Gaultier
Don't go running off too soon, this look may seem a bit too much for most people, but in this case the parts are greater than the sum. A glossy red lip has gone out of fashion in the past few years, but it's overdue for a revival. Similarly, we are all for people taking risks in a smoky eye. We saw Lena Dunham rock a similar statement blue eye last year. Who knew she was such a beauty trendsetter?
At first glance this looks like your everyday smoky eye, but upon further inspection, it's clear the team at Saab took a geometric approach to this look. We love the soft approach to a hard lined futuristic eye — it's proof that almost every look can be made wearable with the right colors and a good blending brush.
We love this look because it's slightly off. The liner's a bit too dark and the lipstick too frosted, making what would normally be perceived as a pedestrian look appear just a touch unhinged.
It's no surprise that we love a bold cat eye, but add a heaping teaspoon of glitter and we're practically swooning. Chanel is always the show to watch for beauty lovers and we love the high arched brows, natural lip and sharp, defined liner. While applying this much glitter for every day might be a bit much, we love the idea of using a thin metallic liner on the bottom lash line to add an extra boost.
With ethereal looks it's easy to slip into fairy princess zone but we love how this look, with its frosted eye and high-shine lip, is grounded by a wild, dark brow.
If the Globes were any indication, we'll be seeing this blown-back look on even more celebrities at the Oscars. It's a bit hard to wear and is not always that flattering but hopefully the red carpet denizens won't use quite as much filler as they did here.
We may look to haute couture for the bold and crazy looks but often times there is always a helping of beautiful everyday inspiration. We love this look because of the subtle eye, wet-look hair and rosy matte lip.
This is the look shared a million times this season and it's not hard to see why. The bright copper frizz paired with a harsh lip line creates a textural contrast that's endlessly captivating. It's hard to look away.
Say what you will about the collection (at this point, what hasn't been said?) but this is one interesting beauty look. The subtle flash of turquoise on a warm gold eye is unexpected. For a more wearable version, try simplifying it to blue liner on top and gold below.
Maison Martin Margiela
Now, isn't that the most fabulous bug costume/burglar you've ever seen?