Paris Fashion Week Fall 2013 has come and gone, and while the Parisian runways are usually full of avant-garde beauty, this year there were also plenty of low-key hair and makeup looks to inspire. Full brows, bare faces, and low ponytails took over the runways, but bright pops of color made their mark as well. Caged masks, fuzzy helmet hats, and zombie-like face paint even took their turns on the catwalks. See all the looks in today's Beauty Beat. On Kirbie: Zara dress.
Posts for March 6th 2013
The nails from the Paris Fashion Week Fall 2013 runways have been the most artistic (and accessible) of all. The nails in Milan were simple and sophisticated, London digits featured chic colors and designs, and the New York nail art was an array of complex combinations. Being the final leg in the Fashion Month frenzy, shades featured at Paris Fashion Week ran the gamut from nude to vampy. Click through all the looks to preview the hottest nail trends for next season.
—Additional reporting by Jaime Richards and Kaitlyn Dreyling
Paris Fashion Week is the grand finale of fashion month, and to celebrate, the ladies who take to the shows are always coiffed to perfection. Paris is an interesting meshing of beauty: you'll see the funky colors and outlandish trends you did in London, paired with the classic je ne sais quoi you'd expect from Paris. Intrigued? Just keep clicking.
Elie Saab has been dressing stars for various red carpet moments, and for the Fall 2013 show, his knack for elegance, drama, and glamour resulted in stunning gowns, suits, and cocktail dresses. The hair and makeup that accompanied these black-tie ensembles gave us the perfect inspiration for a modern holiday look that's high on polish but still a little edgy.
The look: Slicked-back hair with fierce eye makeup.
Trends: Stick-straight hair and smoky eyes.
Who would wear it: The woman who desires a dressed-up look that's not too prim.
Paris Fashion Week is where it's at when it comes to the chicest of hair and makeup looks. Considered by many to be the fashion capital of the world, we love ending Fashion Month with the most luxurious fashion houses like Chanel, Dior, and Louis Vuitton. Brush up on your Parisian style with the ultimate in French hair and makeup trends that came straight from the runways.
If Princess Leia was looking for a way to update her signature style, the Miu Miu Fall 2013 runway would be the obvious choice. (Perhaps for the upcoming J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars: Episode VII?) Models wore a severe side part with sleek, sideswept bangs that led to two braided chignons at the nape. The makeup was centered around a bold ombré lip; the oxblood color was strongest around the edges and faded in the center of the mouth.
The look: Double-braided chignons paired with a vampy lip color.
Who would wear it: Princess Leia or Heidi.
Ambience: The front row was packed with big names, including Renée Zellweger, Zoe Saldana, and January Jones.
Arriving at the Louis Vuitton show in Paris for Fashion Week, Naomi Watts appeared to have adopted a shorter haircut. The actress, who we saw plenty of during award season, appears to have chopped her hair into the ever-popular lob. This perfect-for-Spring look is taking Hollywood by storm, with stars such as Nicole Richie and Karlie Kloss wearing the trend. The shorter style may be making waves, but what do you think of the look on Naomi?
Nothing is more coveted than a front-row view at the Paris Fashion Week presentations, and the stylish starlets who occupy the few elusive spots are ones to envy beauty-wise, too. Chanel, Balenciaga, and Dior are just a few of the designers that always pull A-list attendees. See the best hair and makeup looks seen alongside the Parisian catwalks, and steal some inspiration for yourself as you click.
The clothing at Louis Vuitton may have been all about the boudoir, but the hair and makeup was reminiscent of New Wave rockers of the '80s. Cropped black wigs with piecey bangs, glossy eye makeup, and ruddy lipstick came together to create a look that stood out against the clothes. All that was missing was a guitar.
The look: Blunt black wigs, greasy smoky eyes, ruddy red lipstick.
Trends: Grungy hair and makeup.
Who would wear it: A girl hanging out in the corner of a smoky rock show.
Beyoncé Knowles has gone platinum blond for Pepsi. We don't know how long the change of hair color will last, but it is a bit startling. She premiered the new ad for The Mrs. Carter Show tour on her Facebook page. In the campaign, Beyoncé paired the pale hair with bold dark brows and a bright red lip color. Perhaps this is a preview of her onstage look for the world tour? In her previous Pepsi ads she also sported blond locks with an Andy Warhol pop art theme. It's all very reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe, but with a heavy dose of Sasha Fierce, too.