Beauty trends straight from Paris, Milan runways

Let's decode three of most iconic looks that stole the show at the international fashion weeks

Ians October 07, 2017

The fashion world is welcoming autumn-winter 2017 with the newest trends. From Fendi's fierce goth look to Dolce & Gabbana's romantic classic, there were many trends to take inspiration from.

Sushma Khan, National Creative Director - Makeup, Lakmé Salon and TIGI Educator, Audrey D'Souza come together to decode three of most iconic looks that stole the show at the international fashion weeks.


By Audrey D'Souza

This season, Dolce and Gabbana moved away from their classic updo to an old Hollywood inspired look. Ornamental headpieces adorned with flowers, and jewels finished the look.


To get this look, start by washing your hair with a shampoo that adds shine. Apply a small amount of serum mid-lengths to the ends, to smooth the hair out and keep fly-aways at bay. Blow-dry or straighten your hair, depending on its natural texture. Then, add your ornament or headband of choice and secure using hairpins.

By Sushma Khan

Dark rosy red lips are a raging trend right now. The key to wearing it fearlessly is choosing the right shade and balancing it with winged eyes.


Start with a lip liner one shade darker than your lipstick shade and outline your lip. Warmer skin tones can opt for bold maroons and burgundies as they will complement your complexion. Cool undertones can opt for a deeper plum, oxblood, and blackcurrant, which will accentuate your skin colour.

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Next, carefully fill in your lips with the chosen shade using a lipstick brush. Use a nude shimmer shadow on your eye-lids and highlight the arches below the brows. Create a thin winged line with a liquid liner and finish with a coat of mascara.


By Audrey D'Souza

Fendi channelled classic street styles, using hair colours in bright shades of turquoise and green. The look also featured asymmetric bangs and sleek ponytails.


To get this look start by pre-lightening your hair to the palest yellow. Next, style your hair at the roots to get that perfect texture. Blow-dry the rest of your hair along with a serum  for that silky-smooth finish on semi-dry hair.

By Sushma Khan

To get the morning-fresh face, use the strobing technique to apply the base and primer. Conceal the problem areas and use a highlighter to define your best features. Then, use a nude eye shadow that matches your skin tone and spread it all over the eyelids.


Opt for a jet-black matte liner and create a thick strong wing which extends till the outer-end of your eyebrows. Extend the liner slightly on the inner corner of the eyes as well. Curl the lashes and use a voluminous mascara to add drama to the eyes. Keep the cheeks and eyebrows natural. For the lips- choose a desert rose tint.


By Audrey D'Souza

Marni's runway looks for the season focused on messy, effortless but high-fashion wet hair.


Start by washing and conditioning your hair. Style the wet hair and pull your hair back in a loose ponytail. To finish the look , spray for shine and hold.

By Sushma Khan

The key to a good look is that when playing with your eye makeup, keep the rest of your face relatively muted and your hair off your neck. To get gorgeous dewy skin, start with a hydrating moisturizer to prep your skin. Pick a dewy foundation and use strobing to give your skin a healthy glow.

Hair Inspiration For Fashion Week

Shape the brows with powder colour shadow matching to your hair colour. Dab a matte neutral highlighter only on your high points and use a sapphire blue cream shadow on socket line using thick long strokes. Use a lighter shade of same shadow in cream to highlight the eye lids. Line your waterline with a white kohl liner. Lightly dab some highlighter on your eyelid to make the colour pop. Prep your lips by gently exfoliating them using a lip scrub and use a soft peach or pink lip tint.

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