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The Beauty Looks At LFW Were Anything But Simple – And We're Here For It

Basic make up step aside: from bright neon eyeshadows to face sequins, LFW gave us a series of loud make up looks this Fall/Winter 2020.
3D eye looks
As seen at: Halpern   Nothing screams 3D eye makeup more than Halpern’s look down the runway. Michael Halpern takes inspiration from ’70s glamour and applies it beyond fashion. While crystals are used as facial tools for depuffing and for home decor, makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench took a stab at using them for make up looks instead. Rumour has it Ffrench got inspiration from a 1968 Vogue photoshoot, and we’re 100% loving it.

3D eye looks
As seen at: Paula Knorr    Paula Knorr’s gone beyond just the apparel to reflect the sustainability of her collection this season. Makeup artist Holly Silius’s worked with young start up The Sustainable Sequin Company for the plastic shimmers on the model’s faces, adding that touch of 3D to their looks.

All Foiled Up
As seen on: Simone Rocha    Simone Rocha looks to the sea this season for runway inspiration. Hair was wavy and tousled, as though air-dried after a day at the beach, and eyes were foiled up. Similarly, makeup artist Thomas de Kluvyer gave the models an overall minimal makeup look on the face, but the eyes saw an added oompfh, with coloured metallic foils on the lids.    One thing we love about this look is the chemistry between the hair and makeup. Kluvyer has all the foils match the hairbands on the models, and calls the foil on the lids “hairbands, but for your eyes.” We’re obsessed.

All Foiled Up
As seen at: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi   Riffing off of the slick ponytails by hair stylist Eugene Souleiman, makeup artist Sam Bryant was also inspired by the renaissance statues of Virgin Mary. Drawing inspiration from the gleam and shine of these marbled statues, Bryant’s recreated the look by applying gold leaves on the models, some even wrapped around their ears. Still-life statue or a fashion runway makeup look? Either way, it’s stunning.

As seen at: Matty Bovan    While neon makeup has been up and coming, the neon eye looks at Matty Bovan paired with the designer’s extravagant outfits was one for the books this Fal/ Winter 2020. Makeup artist Miranda Joyce plays with various geometric shapes to create a variety of looks with hues of white, pink, orange and green. 

Back to Basics
As seen at: Tommy Hilfiger    And while extravagant beauty looks were definitely a thing at London Fashion Week, Tommy Hilfiger highlighted the natural beauty of his models instead. With little base makeup and natural skin of the models peeking through, makeup artist Pat McGrath gave each model a no make-up make up look that enhanced instead of overshadowing.