The Most Talked-About Beauty Moments from Paris Haute Couture AW18


By BURO 247 Malaysia

Extra is an understatement

On our list: Hairspray-OD bouffants at Valentino, '80s-chic eye makeup at Ralph & Russo, and faux-hawk ponytails at Chanel

It's that time of the year again where the top couturiers send out a melange of the over-the-top, extravagant creations down the runway that are unrivalled in every aspect — from the meticulous embroidery to the total man-hours taken to craft just one look. But if couture still ranks high up on your list of dream looks to score in your lifetime, we suggest to channel your efforts on the attainable — the awe-inspiring, head-turning hair and beauty looks that accompanied each ensemble.

Paris Haute Couture Week Autumn/Winter 2018 has come and gone, but you can always count on brands to deliver drama in the form of sky-high hair and party-ready makeup. After all, there's no such thing as too extra when it comes to haute couture. Below, scroll through our favourite hair and makeup looks that garnered the most tongue-wagging this past week:

Eyeful of drama


At Armani Privé, a hint of fuchsia was dashed across the eyelids for a romantic effect, coupled with full lashes and flushed lips.


A similarly romantic aesthetic was evoked at Christopher Josse where models sported delicate pink eyeshadow and glowing skin.


Fendi went retro with thick cat eyes that had double wing tips — the second in white for a modern effect.


Guo Pei went experimental with eyeliner in the form of graphic eyes to make a statement.


Ralph and Russo's '80s-inspired collection was complemented with makeup that harkened back to that era with vibrant eyeshadow and satin lips.


At Valentino, metallic hues were drawn over the eyelids in a dramatic fashion, matching the outfit to a tee.


We love how nuanced the eye makeup at Zuhair Murad looked, with purple shimmer and thick eyeliner taking centre stage.

Hair inspo to take home


At Valentino, over-the-top didn't quite cut it with major bouffants that took hairstylist Guido Palau more than 50 wigs to create. We can't think of another hair moment as memorable as this.


Chanel gave us rockabilly hair with a ponytail that can add panache to pretty much any outfit.


And if it wasn't badas* enough, feathered headpieces replaced the faux-hawks at Chanel for a warrior-like effect.


Dior gave us some inspiration to jazz up a low ponytail — just string it up for a textured 'do.


But if you have time on your hands, go an extra mile with multiple, sectioned ponytails a la Iris Van Herpen.


Instead of flower crowns, wear embellished, gilded headbands to tame your inner girly girl, like the ones at Zuhair Murad.


Daren't make the cut? Create an illusion of a bob with pins and a bow to get the super cute, voluminous hairdos at Giambattista Valli.

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