Perhaps just as important as the clothes that have been sashaying down the runways of New York and London are the make-up looks adorning those beautiful models’ faces. Just as we do for clothing and accessories, generic we find inspiration for our make-up kits from the army of make-up artists tasked with the job of creating the perfect accompaniment to the designers’ creative whims.

A prominent look next season will be the ubiquitous smoky eye. However, here this beauty staple has been softened at the edges, giving a more relaxed vibe to the look and thus making it easy to wear. Tom Ford, working with the famous Charlotte Tilbury, shows us how to do grunge with minimal effort. And not a panda eye to be seen!×639/Shows/SS2015/London/R-T-W/tom_ford/Backstage/00300h_426x639.jpg

At the other end of the spectrum, a berry lip was an undeniable trend for beauty SS14. Typically reserved for winter, the plums of last year have been superseded by a more wearable raspberry. Burberry Prorsum showed us how it’s done; a pink-red lip teamed with a pared-back complexion, a groomed brow and a bare slick of mascara are all you need to carry this look through from season to season.×639/Shows/SS2015/London/R-T-W/Burberry_Prorsum/Backstage/00280h_426x639.jpg

It’s a common assumption that following trends revealed at Fashion Week requires the emptying of one’s savings account; but really it’s far more about playing with what you already have to create something current and beautiful.


Emily O’Brien