Fashion month is in full swing and we've already spied plenty of catwalk looks we'll be copying for spring summer 2019. Yes, some are very very quirky, but there's always one or two beauty tips we can take away from the backstage looks. Whether it's the dewy lips we saw at the Victoria Beckham show or the grungy glazed lids we spotted at Nicholas Kirkwood, for SS19 it's time to step out of your comfort zone…
Coral lips at Alice Temperley SS19
We're feeling starry eyed over the models at the Alice Temperley show during London Fashion Week. Created by Charlotte Tilbury, the look was a little bit rock 'n' roll with chocolate bronze tones, a feline flick, and a colour palette to match the outfits - including a delicious coral lip. For the eyes Charlotte applied Eyes To Mesmerise in Bette closely to the top lash line. At the inner corners of the eyes she dipped an Eye Smudger Brush into water and applied the lightest shade from her Bar of Gold Trio to the inner corner of the eyes. But it's the lips we're obsessed with - the bright shade was the Hot Lips in Super Cindy to the lips and applied Hot Lips in Tell Laura over the top to make the colour really pop.
Top tip to take away from this look: Ditch the lip brush and apply with your fingers. Doing that will give them a softer edge.
Glittery eyes at Simone Rocha SS19
Who doesn't love a bit of sparkle, and if you're a fan of glitz you'll be pleased to know that glitter eyeshadow is a strong look for SS17. At Simone Rocha, Sam Bryant topped models' eyes with a dab of MAC Dazzleshadow, but left the skin fresh and natural looking.
Top tip to take away from this look: Glitter doesn't need to be OTT, a subtle touch goes a long way.
'Hyper Real Nothing' skin at Alexa Chung SS19
Wearing a lot of makeup is not in vogue, darlings. As seen at the Alexa Chung SS19 show, the look was described as 'Hyper Real Nothing' which was a fresh dewy makeup look that was inspired by a 'dystopian journey spanning through decades'. The look focused on the skin with SUQQU products to create a magical hyper real glow and Georgina Graham, the woman behind the look, said: "The look is wearable from runway to the street in a heart beat."
Top tip to take away from the look: Do like Georgina and apply the SUQQU Face Designing Concealer with your fingers. The heat from the hands blends the products perfectly for a natural finish.
Also, each model recieved a GANKIN facial massage pre-makeup to really give the skin a lift. The technique was originally developed to immediately enhance the radiance of actresses before long film shoots.
Rose pink eyes at Delpozo SS19
Ok, this look is very very subtle and if you're a fan of barely-there makeup you're in for a treat. "This season's look is a summer fresh, natural matte complexion - like a flower," makeup artist Monica Marmo said. "It's perfect skin with rose-pink eyes and cheeks."
Using just NARS, she used a lip pencil on the eyes. Yes, a lip pencil. Reaching for the Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, she gave the girls a lovely rose pink hue to the lids.
Top tip to take away from this look: Less is always more.
Grungy glazed lids at Nicholas Kirkwood SS19
Andrew Gallimore, a NARS makeup ambassador, gave models a very dramatic look for the Nicholas Kirkwood show during London Fashion Week. "The look this season is inspired by individualism and independence, and a defiant attitude with luminous skin and grungy glazed lips."
To create the look Andrew used four NARS products. The Flibuste Velvet Shadow Stick and the Minorque Kohliner, which he then finished off by adding Everglades Full Vinyl Lip Laquer and lashings of the new Climax Mascara. If there's one thing for certain, you're going to need A LOT of eye makeup remover at the end of the night.
Top tip to take away from this look: Let the eyes do the talking. For this show, models lips were covered with the Bianca Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment.
Sheer dewy lips at Victoria Beckham SS19
Pat McGrath showed off one of her brand new products on the models at the Victoria Beckham SS19 show - the Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Balm in Blow Up. Her coveted new product is formulated with antioxidants and emollients to nourish and protect the lips with a dewy finish.
Top tip to take away from this look: A kissable pout is very much in style.
Rainbow eyes at Marc Jacobs SS19
The makeup at Marc Jacobs was inspired by a 1950s colour palette and lead makeup artist Diane Kendal kept the focus on the eyes with a wash of pastel on the lids. From millennial pink to yellow, baby blue and mint green, it was a joyful look. Lips were kept glossy and sheer (using Marc Jacobs Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick in Sugar Sugar) and the whole look worked perfectly with the colourful catwalk looks.
Top tip to take away from this look: To punctuate the shadow use a dark liner on the lash and slightly extent outward to give the appearance of longer lashes.
Metallic glow at Savage x Fenty Fall/Winter 2018
Oh, how gorgeous is this?! Fenty Beauty's Global Makeup Artists, Priscilla Ono and Hector Espinal, wanted to show off radiant skin and intense washes of colour inspired by stained-glass. They created the metallic incredible looks using the new Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil, the new Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Diamond Mile, and they added Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter, Match Stix Matte Skinstick, and the Candy Venom Lipstick in to the mix.
Top tip to take away from this look: You can never have too much shimmer! Apply Match Stix Matte Skinstick as foundation where you actually need it to create a natural looking base.
Yellow lids and red lips at Rodate SS19
Ok, so this isn't a combination we're used to but it totally works. Created by James Kaliardoes for NARs, the pro makeup artist revealed that the makeup look was inspired by "modern art with strong vibrant colours and abstract shapes." the Douro Single Eyeshadow with the Don't Stop Powermatte.
Top tip to take away from this look: Keep the edges nice and soft and blend blend blend!
Foil-like lips at Jeremy Scott SS19
Now this is a showpiece! MAC makeup artist Kabuki applied a metallic lip to each model, giving them a wonderful statement look. First he applied the MAC Lip Pencil in Edge to Edge around the lips and then - wait for it - he used Mixing Medium Eyeliner, which he applied in a thin layer over the entire lip, followed with Dazzleshadow Liquid in Love Yourself, and Glitter in Pink for a multi-dimensional metallic, pink to finish.
Top tip to take away from this look: Be brave and try something new. To make your lips really stand out, do like Kabuki did and leave the eyes and lashes clean and bare.
Sun-kissed cheeks at Phillip Lim SS19
The makeup look for this show was inspired by a person who doesn't stay in one place for too long - a wanderer with sun-kissed cheeks. Makeup artist Francelle Daly used the NARS Cocacabana Multiple to make the cheeks really pop.
Top tip to take away from this look: Francelle used a NARS concealer on the lips to make the cheeks pop.
Amethyst smoky eyes at Oscar De La Renta SS19
MAC makeup artist Tom Pecheux created a stunning amethyst eye look fo the Oscar De La Renta show. Using a MAC Kajal Crayon in Flourish Me Beautiful (applied through the upper lash line) and the Dazzleliner in Holiday Time (available in October 2018) precisely applied on the inner corner of the eye for added sparkle and dimension.
Top tip to take away from this look: A gorgeous smoky eye doesn't always have to be black - this purple hue suits all eye colours.