Beauty Round-Up: London Fashion Week Favorites

It’s no secret that LFW has a fondness for the avante garde. While New York reflects the best in classic American sportswear, so it goes with London Fashion Week; a reflection of the vibrant styles reflective of its history. Spring 2016 wasn’t far removed from what we’ve come to delightedly expect. Strong features via strong beauty looks ruled the runways. Read on to find our personal favorites.

Masterful Gaze – If eyes are windows to the soul, then brows must be their crucial treatments, without which they would hardly be as striking. Christpher Kane’s bold pieces were complemented by bolder brows that framed a transfixing gaze delivered by his models. Unlike the American verson, powdered and penciled and perfectly shaped, these are truly au natural. If you happen to have sparse brows, even when they’re grown to their fullest, use a light touch to fill them in and follow their natural shape. That means forgoing the urge to create the perfect arch. If you want to go full bold brow, keep the rest of your look natural from your eyes to your lips. Try a clear mascara coat to brush your brow hairs upward and keep them in place, like e.l.f. Essential Clear Brow & Mascara

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Primary ColorsMary Katrantzou, Holly Fulton, and Jonathan Saunders were just a few designers who decided to take a pop-of-color from the clothing to the skin, specifically the eyes. Katrantzou used electric blue mascara only on the center of the top and bottom lashes while Saunders Used blue liner on the inside-edge of the lids for an otherwordly effect. Try these products to give you a similar look: Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Waterproof Mascara, Extreme Blue, Yves Saint Laurent Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils Shocking – Bold Felt Tip Eyeliner Pen, Majorelle Blue 2

Bright colors were used on eyes during LFW as seen here (from left to right): Mary Katrantzou, Holly Fulton, Jonathan Saunder

Bright colors were used on eyes during LFW as seen here (from left to right): Mary Katrantzou, Holly Fulton, Jonathan Saunder

The Big Tease – There would be too many shows to name if we were to list every runway that featured a teased hairstyle. Roksanda, Le Kilt, and Topshop Unique are but a few. From no holds barred 80’s mimicry to outrageously teased crown points, we probably won’t take this trend to the extreme ourselves but that doesn’t mean we can’t be inspired by one of the most enduring, alluring looks of all time: bedhead style. Whether you want to be subtle with a salt spray or more dramatic with a teasing brush, feel free to add volume at the root to your mop, whether it’s pulled up or left down. Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray, Sephora Collection Bump: Boar Teaser

Topshop Unique's runway featured fun 80's inspired teased hair

Topshop Unique’s runway featured fun 80’s inspired teased hair

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Jillian Magenheim is the Editorial Director and Director of Partnerships for She is also a digital media consultant for various fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on Twitter @Magenhaz and on Instagram @jillianrose_m