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Paris Fashion Week 2018 – the most incredible creative makeup and styling

80s glam meet glitter masks, blue mascara and colour eyeliner

Giambatista Valli (Image Getty) - Val Garland Makeup artist

Definitely my fave so far – Paris Fashion Week – the makeup has been divine!! I love the creative flare, the attention to detail and the use of colour and shoulder pads!! (yes I know I’ve gone on about it a lot but I love the 80s and the makeup was reflected in some of the shows here).

The burst of glitter at the Giambattista Valli show -need I say no more….  Makeup artist legend Val Garland (who I admire greatly) created this work of art – WOW!!!! Have you watched the video on how she created it? It’s on her Instagram page if not – make sure you check it out…

Giambattista Valli (Image Shutterstock) – Val Garland Makeup artist

Below at the Akris show is a makeup look that I have been meaning to create for ages – and now that I have seen it it has inspired me to do a test shoot with all my gold leaf foil sitting in the cupboard….

Akris (Image Imaxtree)

That glow – look at those gold highlighted cheekbones – how dreamy!!! Skin is just FLAWLESS!!

Thom Brown Chanel – (Image Thom Brown)

80s Glam!! Just can’t cope with the fabulousness of the makeup and styling at Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture show.  I am so pleased that poca-dots are back in and oversized accessorising. Stunning over blushed fuscia pink blush by makeup artist Lisa Butler – one 0f my fave looks! This look was a trend in the late 70s into 80s and some of the 90s – nick-named DRAPING (sculpting features with blush) but as Lisa called it “#LeBeatRoute”.

Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture show – (image getty)

Beautiful highlighted dreamy gold skin at Chanel!  A perfect look for any day.

Chanel – (Image Peter White)

How amazing is the makeup here at the Christina Dior show below – Peter Phillips from Dior on makeup using the new Diorshow On Stage liners (out 14th April)- very excited for this launch. “Surrealism is a really important artistic movement for me,” said Philips. “Salvador Dali and Man Ray, as well as the German photographer Grete Stern are all references for me, and I particularly appreciate their provocative vision.”  (source from Harpers Bazaar)

Christian DIOR (Image Getty)

Just what I love – colour colour colour at the Dries Van Noten show. Blue mascara was my fave product when I was growing up and it’s been back a while – but how incredible does it look here!!!!

Dries Van Noten (Image

I used to wear colour mascara and colour liner growing up in the 90s and it’s back – electric blue always looks incredible on brown eyes too! Rimmel London used to be my fave at colour liner – I am going to have to shop around for my fave high street ones asap!

Ellie Saab – (Image Jason Lllys-Evans)


Iris Van Herpen show – (Image Getty) TECHNICOLOUR

We all love a feline flick – but why not join it up to the bottom lashes for a twist.  Make sure you stop half way along the top and bottom for a statement!!

Maison Rabih Kayrouz (Image Imaxtree)

I think you will have to agree that the looks were simply amazing!! I feel like Spring/Summer 2018 is gong to be full of such creative flare it’s making me want to get back in the studio!

Any looks you would like re-created please comment below.


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