Trend on Trial: S/S17

November 29th, 2016

November 29th, 2016

High-fashion and editorial looks are some of our favourite things.  If you’re anything like us, you’ll see an incredible look and go diving into your kit with one thought on your mind: ‘I want to do that!’  In this edition of Trend on Trial, Warpaint is front row to analyse the S/S17 catwalks for the latest make-up trends in the ever-changing fashion industry.

We will be travelling back to the ‘80s for the next fashion season, with Kenzo and Louis Vuitton both re-establishing the disco beauty look.  Lynsey Alexander achieved the rubicund look at the Kenzo show by using MAC’s Ruby Woo Lip Pencil on the temples and eyes of the models for a hazy cloud of colour, matching it with glossy red lipstick.

kenzo edit

mac ruby edit

Fendi incorporated chunky-glittered lips for their catwalk show in Milan.  Peter Philips created the perfect satin-skinned base using Dior’s Star Foundation and their black Proliner on the eyes.  We recommend using Beauty Boulevard’s Glitter Lips in the shade Vintage Pretty to recreate the Fendi lip look – we love this romantic glitter, it will make your client’s lips sparkle with delight, and the glue which arrives in the pack lasts a surprisingly long time.  Philips mentioned on Instagram that when applying the glitter he used Ben Nye’s Glitter glue, which you can pick up for just £4.50 from Guru Makeup Emporium.

fendi edit

bb glitter edit


Glitter really did conquer the S/S17 catwalks in a myriad of styles, one of which really caught our eye.  At the Giamba show Val Garland went for a fresh-faced look, leaving the focus on the silver glitter that was applied to the ears and predominately on the forehead.  MAC’s silver glitter (£16) was applied in different shapes, almost like a spiritual marking.

giamba edit

mac glitter ed

Make-up brushes were nowhere to be seen at the Victoria Beckham show.  Pat McGrath created three simple yet dynamic looks which focused particularly on the eyes, using just her fingers.  McGrath used Victoria Beckham’s Estee Lauder Eye Palette (£68), playing with the blue cobalt and emerald green shades to craft a bold but clean look on the catwalk.


estee laud edit

For a striking, minimalistic look we turn to the Antonio Marras show where Tom Pecheux decided to cut up sponges into a rectangular shape and dip them in white and black paint.  He used MAC Cosmetics to achieve the look by applying their Acrylic Paint (£16.50) to the models’ eyelids whilst keeping the rest of the face naturally flushed and clean.


Pat McGrath also hinted at the newest additions to her make-up line at the Versace show in Milan when she added a pop of glowing silver on the inner corners of the eyes whilst keeping the rest of the face natural yet perfected.  McGrath used the latest silver pigment from her Metalmorphosis 005 (£48.26) collection to complete the design.


pat meta edit

At the Ashish show, Isamaya Ffrench was inspired by the club kid look and combined it with traditional Indian glamour.  She used the vivid faces of Hindu deities to celebrate Indian culture in the UK.  Warpaint recommends our absolute favourite eyeliner, the Gel Eyeliner by Bobbi Brown (£19) to recreate the bold flicks.




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