With wet, undone hair and loads of eyeliner, it could be expected that the inspiration would be grit and grunge for the Mulberry Spring 2014 beauty look. Instead, lead hairstylist Sam McKnight opted to point to lived-in and slept-in as his main adjectives for the hair and makeup, which looked gorgeous paired with the floral, feminine collection. Totally tousled strands were swept across models' faces in a deep side part after being doused in Frédéric Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting and Texturizing Spray ($25) for body, WWD reports. As for the makeup, the emphasis was on eyeliner. Inky black framed models' eyes in a Twiggy-esque fashion, while face and lips were kept neutral.
For Spring 2014, L'Wren Scott had a Japanese vision that resulted in kimonos on the catwalk. In terms of the makeup, that Eastern style translated to sparkling eye shadow and a neutral pink pout. According to the face chart Instagrammed by the Grazia beauty team, Bobbi Brown used Sparkle Eye Shadow in Silver Lilac ($32) to give the lids an iridescent shimmer. Each model wore a jet-black wig cut in a short bob with blunt bangs to round out the look. For the nails, Rococo created three custom shades inspired by the florals in the collection: Electric Indigo (bright purple), Bento Box Red (classic candy red), and Dark Geisha (shimmering lavender).
Everything was coming up rosy on the Temperley London Spring 2014 runway. The makeup took inspiration from the fuchsia and pink tones in the collection. Lead makeup artist Lisa Eldridge revealed on Twitter that she used Sunday Riley Effortless Breathable Primer ($48) to give each model a flawless and fresh complexion, which was further played up with shimmering highlighter. The eyes, cheeks, and lips were finished with an array of rosy hues. The hair was styled in a mussed updo with wispy flyaways around the face and a hidden braid in back, that conjured the sweet innocence of our favorite childhood fairy tales.
You don't have to wait until Spring rolls around to start test-driving the hottest trends from the runway. While braids and barely-there makeup will always be in vogue, you'll be surprised at some of the more shocking styles to come out of Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week. Low ponytails, slicked-down hair, bright orange lips, and glitter were all spotted slinking down the runways. Oh, and did we mention nail art is far from dead? Get a leg up on everyone else, and be in the know about what's going to be hot come March.
— Additional reporting by Jessica Cruel, Maria Del Russo, and Kaitlyn Dreyling
Giorgio Armani has become an icon with his multiple fashion brands, and within each of his lines, there are plenty of stellar beauty moments from which to choose. In honor of Spring 2014 Milan Fashion Week, which kicks off in just a few days, see the top hair and makeup looks that have complemented this Italian designer's elegant runway ensembles.
- The Blonds: What do you get when Dr. Spock and Tweety Bird couple up and have a baby? The beauty look at this show. Between the swipes of yellow and blue shadow, it was out of this world.
- Betsey Johnson: From cotton candy wigs and chromatic lips, the look was unabashedly fun — especially with bubblegum pink, custom-made wigs.
- Jeremy Scott: The '50s, teenagers from Mars, and burlesque were all inspiration at this show. While the hair was full-on retro, the makeup had a futuristic spin that we can't wait to try.
- Milly: If you're longing for an edgy runway look that's still wearable, set your sights on this collection. The cornerstone of the style was the matte red gradient lip.
- Proenza Schouler: For the presentation, hairstylists embraced the models' natural hair texture to create a skater-chic, California girl look. The makeup was bare bones and the manicure a honey color.
- J. Mendel: The beauty look for Spring 2014 was all about adding an athletic vibe, playing up the sporty side with glowy, bronzed skin and and a glossy burgundy lip.
- Rachel Zoe: Fitting for Spring's humidity, a huge, fuzzy plait with loads of texture was the centerpiece of the coifs heading down Zoe's runway.
- Nanette Lepore: The neoromantic clothing collection translated directly to a beauty look consisting of wispy hair and bright red lips — stunning.
- Michael Kors: Like Kors's past collections, sporty beauty was a common theme in the makeup, hair, and nails. Lead makeup artist Dick Page wanted an effortless makeup palette that defined specific features on each model.
As London plays host to Spring 2014 London Fashion Week, Toronto plays host to the Toronto International Film Festival. Stars like Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Wilde, Sandra Bullock, and Julia Roberts have all made appearances on the Canadian red carpet. And there are a bevy of styles making appearances, whether it's at a press conference or on the red carpet. Need an LFW break? Then it's time to check out all the stars out and about in Toronto.
— Additional reporting by Maria Del Russo, Kaitlyn Dreyling, and Emily Bibb
London Fashion Week is in full swing, and it's not just high-end designers who are choosing to show their Spring 2014 collections to the assembled crowds. Whistles took over the 32nd floor of the Heron Tower skyscraper this afternoon, and we went backstage to see the beauty look take shape. Revlon makeup artist Lynsey Alexander was tasked with creating "'90s rave cherubs" out of models, including rainbow-haired Chloe Norgaard. She started with fresh, light-reflective skin using Photoready Skinlights and Nearly Naked Makeup ($10) before building up those cherubic cheeks using three shades of Cream Blush (Coral, Piched, and Flushed — $13 each). Brows were a big focus of the look, and Lynsey extended these for a slightly messy look using shades from the Eyeshadow Palette in Addictive ($8). See the look take shape by clicking through now.
Henry Holland's bold, bright vision for House of Holland Spring 2014 had a '50s feel, but the beauty look created to complement it brought those retro clothes straight back to the present. The hair, created by Adam Reed of Percy & Reed for Babyliss, started as big-barrel curls before being brushed out and swept back off the face with lots of gel, giving a wet-look effect to the roots. Makeup by MAC focussed on lips, with a strong raspberry shade contrasting with the oranges and purples of the clothing, coupled with bold powdered brows. The beauty look was finished with amazing nails by Sophy Robson featuring decals of religious imagery that echoed the Romeo + Juliet-inspired prints on some of the key pieces from the collection. Click through for a backstage tour.
Even if you weren't in New York City enjoying the chic (and crazed) moments of Fashion Week Spring 2014, you can still get an insider look at what went down. We were out spotting the newest trends in hair and makeup from backstage at top shows like Jason Wu, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, and Rebecca Minkoff. Look closely, and you might see the exclusive products that have yet to be released, or at the very least you'll be inspired for your Spring beauty look. Make sure to check out POPSUGAR Beauty on Instagram to see all our coverage.