The beauty at Paris Fashion Week is always something to look forward to. In New York, for instance, we might get a really cool cat eye. In Paris, we get a cat eye that takes up half of the face, made out of crystals repurposed from the show’s jewelry (see: Anthony Vaccarello). The makeup may not always be something you can wear to work – or ever, really. But that’s not the point. It’s inspirational, if not aspirational. Here’s what the beauty team had to say about the looks so far:


The lipstick/hair situation at Maison Margiela

Vanessa Craft, beauty director: Oh, fashun, how I adore thee. Obviously no one can wear this outside the safe, accepting confines of the catwalk, but I applaud the blatant disregard for common sense beauty rules at play. Blending your lipliner or hair colour is beneath Paris.

Carli Whitwell, health and beauty editor: Miss Havisham meets Charlotte’s Web. Pass (although I feel Victoria could totally pull of this lipstick).

Victoria DiPlacido, associate beauty editor: Thanks, Carli…. I think? The other beauty look from this show, with only lip liner, no lipstick, seems like the natural backlash to overlined lips. A deconstructed lip kit, shall we say. 


The cat eye at Anthony Vaccarello

Vanessa Craft, beauty director: I want to party with this girl/be this girl. For when the night calls for more than just a basic cat eye and you need to send a message that the party is you and you are the party.

Carli Whitwell, health and beauty editor: Argh! If only this glittery cat eye had made its debut last week, I totally would have rocked it at my birthday party.

Victoria DiPlacido, associate beauty editor:
This looks like it would be painful to remove. Cool, though. 


The surprisingly subdued beauty at Jacquemus

Vanessa Craft, beauty director: After last seasons literal stroke of genius makeup look, this fresh, skin-focused look is a surprise. It feels modern and apt for the sculptural collection though.

Carli Whitwell, health and beauty editor: Bare skin is always a win for lazy girls like me.

Victoria DiPlacido, associate beauty editor: I’m underwhelmed. Last F/W season this show had a trompe l’oeil face situ happening, and now, no-makeup-looking makeup? (To be fair, I think I said I was overwhelmed last season.)


The placement of highlight at Courrèges

Vanessa Craft, beauty director: I love me an inner eye highlight but this stark white feels too minimalist when pared with such bare skin.

Carli Whitwell, health and beauty editor: Highlighter in the corner of my eye = me at the club in university. Definitely bringing it back to my weekend look.

Victoria DiPlacido, associate beauty editor: Fairly certain I can attribute many years of frosting the inner corners of my eyes to a tip from Seventeen magazine in the early ’00s. I like this update, though, it looks modern. 

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