Sometimes it's hard to believe that designers don't hold a secret society meeting at the beginning of each season to decide the trends because there are a few select looks sweeping the runways this month. London's main stories have been red, with an emphasis on washes of brick and rose tones across the eyes, as well as bright blues. Those not making statement looks favored the winter classic wind-chilled look with flushed, healthy skin and natural tones. Here are a few of our favorite looks from London.
One of the solid trends out of London is the full-on eye. We've seen super smoke, bright, crazy glitter and bruise-toned reds, but we think this gold is one of the most wearable of the lot.
This look definitely requires surgeon-steady hands, but we love liner inspiration (even if it's slightly unattainable).
We fangirled over a similar look at Creatures of the Wind in New York and this look is proof that blue underliner is here to stay.
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At first glance this look might be unremarkable, but we love the almond shape of the smoky eye. All too often we're faced with dramatic flicks or brow-high shading, but this is a really interesting hybrid shape.
A wash of bronze is quickly becoming one of our go-to looks and we love this undone version. It's smudged and liquid without looking heavy and works well with clean, dewy skin.
We can't help but think of a wintery, modern-day ice princess when we glance at this look. The skin is shimmering and there's a subtle frost overlay.
Pinks and reds are all over models' faces this season from the more demure 70s look at Matthew Williamson to the more dramatic look at Rodarte. We think this version is slightly more wearable, but you'd be better off showcasing the elements separately rather than all together.
Here we are with one more pop of blue. If the lower lash line is a bit too fashion-forward for you, try this geometric winged look instead.
Much has been said about Tom Ford makeup — mostly rave reviews in spite of the cost — and if this grungy look is any indication, we can expect great things from next season's shadow offerings.
OK, so we may have already waxed on about how much we love this look, but anyone who can reinvent a classic like the smoky eye is golden in our books.