At last, Fashion Month has come to an end. As we reflect on the past few weeks of shows, presentations, and killer street style of the attendees, we're already getting super-excited about the fashion and beauty trends to come this spring. In fact, we’re so excited that we want to start wearing them right now.
While we have to get through the rest of fall—and all of winter!—before we can dress like a prairie princess or bust out our shorts suits, we can certainly copy all of the incredible beauty looks, ASAP. Who’s gonna stop us?
From trying out fresh, modern approaches to the classic cat eye to taking our highlighter to extreme levels, we rounded up the biggest beauty trends of Spring 2018. Lucky for us, they just all happen to be looks we can start copycatting, stat.
Below, your guide to revamping your fall beauty look with the latest from the runways.
Good news, fans of all that glitters: Sparkling makeup isn’t going anywhere. Shimmering goodness was spotted all over the runways, from the ultra-glam lids (and, in some cases, hands) at Jour/Ne and Francesco Scognamiglio to the subtle sparkle at Anna Sui and Stella Jean. Dab a bit of glitter (soon, you'll be able to easily peel it off once you're over it) to add an extra oomph to your look.
Flower child hair
We get it: Flowers for spring aren’t exactly groundbreaking (as Miranda Priestly would sarcastically confirm). But when they adorn your head? Now, that’s something we can get behind. From the giant blossoms at The Blonds and Philipp Plein’s intricately woven flowering braids to Dolce & Gabbana’s and Naeem Khan’s gorgeous floral hair adornments, flower girl hair is going to be all the rage come spring (so best to jump on this now, before all of the flowers begin to die).
Finally, makeup that isn’t just “barely there” or “nude.” Spring 2018’s runways were filled with colorful makeup, particularly on the lids. Missoni, House of Holland, and Byblos served us neon punches of pigment, while Novis and Delpozo featured more subtle, buffed-out brights. Winter is known for its dark, drab color palette, so why not keep things interesting by trying this trend out early?
The cat's meow
It’s time to practice your liquid liner game, my friends—all eyes were on cat eyes this Fashion Month. While Marc Jacobs and Versus Versace showcased extreme, full-coverage swipes of ink, there were more interesting approaches to note: Fendi's thick inner corner-to-brow line inky stripe, Jill Stuart’s lower lash line under-eye cat eye, and Lanvin's mascara brush stamp.
Lady in red
The red lip is back, with a few minor updates. While Max Mara went for a classic brick red, Temperley London opted for a shade that packs an orange-y punch. However, Sies Marjan and 3.1 Phillip Lim made things even more interesting, by slightly overdrawing the lip and creating an ombré, respectively. Either way, it’s time to ditch your nude liquid mattes.
Braids of all types made appearances on the Spring 2018 runways—some fancy and feminine like Christian Siriano’s ponytail brand, and others elaborate and extravagant like Philipp Plein’s ankle-length masterpieces. Either way, this means it’s time we leave our braid crowns and pigtails behind for more interesting styles.
Racing stripe nails
On your mark, get set, go! The latest nail trend is minimal yet interesting: racing stripes. Single or double, off-center stripes lined the nails at shows like Kate Spade, Tibi, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Monse, and Club Monaco. To recreate this, you’ll have to either have a steady hand or use striping tape.
Graphic liner made for interesting eye looks from New York to Paris. Some looks were extreme, like Cristiano Burani’s zig-zag liner and Rochas’ negative space cat eye, while others kept things subtle, like Ulla Johnson’s minimal white streaks. Either way, we’ll be experimenting with our own liquid liner.
We’re definitely not over the highlighter craze, and this past month proved that fashion isn’t either—in fact, it’s becoming even more extreme. We saw intense, golden strobing at shows like Fenty Puma and Kenzo and a gloriously icy, shimmering glow at Giorgio Armani. Thankfully, RiRi already dropped her beauty line, so we can hop on this trend immediately.
Clumpy, bold lashes à la Twiggy made a comeback this season, making appearances on the bright-eyed models of Dior, Cushnie et Ochs, and Christian Siriano. I guess it’s time to hold onto those tubes of extra clumpy mascara, no?