The fashion week runways always serve as a major source of our beauty inspiration. With legendary makeup artists, hair stylists, and nail artists taking the lead backstage, we always know to expect some of the most gorgeous (and sometimes, pretty out there) looks to come down the catwalk.
However, unlike the fashion trends, we don’t have to wait for these to be in season. I mean, I guess you could wear flatform raver sandals through the snow if you really wanted to, but that’s beside the point. We can totally start rocking next season’s beauty trends straight from the runway, right now, toes free of frostbite.
Now that fashion month has finally come to an end, we sought out nine of the biggest trends we saw for spring 2017, so you can start taking notes now. Click through the gallery below to read more about each one, and get ready to reinvent your look.
All That Glitters
It looks like Pat McGrath's newly iconic glitter lips are here to stay. Glimmering sparkles were still all over the spring runways, including the dazzling lips at seen at DKNY and Fendi and the otherworldly face art at Giamba.
This season, flushed cheeks in all shades of pink had a major moment. At Reem Acra and Delpozo, blush was applied to just the apple of the cheek for a feminine and ethereal look, while the models at Adam Selman brought back the '80s with blush draping, using color to contour and highlight the cheeks, starting from the eye all the way across the cheekbone.
The no-makeup makeup look is most definitely here to stay. Models at Jason Wu, Saint Laurent, Rick Owens, and many more were left barefaced, glowing in all their natural beauty as they sashayed down the catwalk.
Slick It Back
Part? What part? All over the spring runways, we saw models rocking the slicked-back look, whether they were having an I-just-showered-and-ran-out-the-door moment, like at Jason Wu and Altuzarra, or kept the look more polished, à la Stella McCartney.
The New Siouxsie Sioux
We saw a totally refreshing, updated take on Siouxsie Sioux’s iconic squared, black cat eye. Rather than keeping makeup heavy and dark, swipes of neon at Ports 1961 and jewel tones at Emilio Pucci and Victoria Beckham created a much softer version of the ‘80s legend’s signature look.
We saw a lot of coloring outside of the lines and thinking outside of the box on the spring runways this past month. At TOME and MaxMara, color surrounded the eyes and temples rather than sticking to the eyelid, while models at Margiela rocked quite the colorful cat eye which looked more like a piece of art than a makeup look.
The models at Gucci, Ji Oh, and Carmen Marc Valvo rocked super-dreamy and ethereal hairstyle, where ends were left wispy and untamed, while the roots were slicked down and secured. Now, that’s a frizz we couldn’t get mad at.
The Deep Side Part
In second place to the slicked-back look comes the deep side part, as seen at Givenchy, Balmain, Bottega Veneta, and more. Whether the hair was left down or pulled back, the middle part took a backseat this season.
Okay, so we may have only seen this at two shows—Rosie Assoulin and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi—but we just know this trend is going to be everywhere come spring. I mean, actual flowers glued to your face for the most organic and natural temporary tattoos ever? We'll take that over a flower crown, any day.