(Picture: Paul and Joe)Fashion Week serves up some serious wardrobe inspiration, but it’s also a hot-spot for beauty innovation, creativity and makeup artistry.
At Paris Fashion Week, Inge Grognard took charge of the makeup for the Paul & Joe AW19 show and said the inspiration behind the look was not only the collection, but the TV show Twin Peaks, best known for its grungy ’90’s style.
The beauty looks were boyish and undone, with brushed-up brows, blotted lips and fresh, dewy skin.
As for hair, hairstylist Ramona Eschbach said her inspiration was ‘dark glamour’. She braided the hair and then used flat irons to create loose curls. While other models with shorter hair had bends added also using a flat iron.
To mark the end of Paris Fashion Week and to help you get ahead of the beauty trends, we spoke to Jo Martin of Paul & Joe Beauté to reveal a handful of backstage makeup tips to inspire you for Spring 2019.
(Picture: Paul and Joe)How to create a blotted lip
At the Paul & Joe AW19 Show we applied the Paul & Joe Lip Treatment (£11), first to prime the lips then used a brush to apply two shades of red.
Once the colour was right you use a tissue to blot it and then your finger tip to soften out the edges and it make it look more worn in.
How to make your eyes look bigger
This all depends on the eye shape and look desired but some simple pointers would be not to use black eyeliner on the lower lash line as that makes the eyes look smaller.
Use a white eyeliner on the bottom lash line to make it look bigger. Stick with light colours as they lift the eye lid.
Using highlighter under the brow to lift and in the inn we corner of the eye and curl your lashes and use a good mascara because if your lashes look long and lifted your eyes immediately look bigger and rounder.
(Picture: Paul and Joe)How to seamlessly blend eyeshadow
This one takes patience and time. Make sure your eye is prepped first by using an eye primer and the eye shadow you are using is soft.
Then it’s a case of apply with a light hand and building it up as you go. Have a clean fluffy blending brush to just keep buffing over the edges so there are no harsh lines.
You just have to keep building and blending until you have the desired look.
(Picture: Paul and Joe)How to create wearable brushed-up brows
You need to get a mascara wand brush and spray hairspray directly onto the brush and just brush up through the brows.
If you aren’t blessed with good brows you can fill them in first before brushing upwards.
How to give the complexion natural looking luminosity
An Illuminating Primer is the first step. The Paul & Joe Illuminating Foundation Primer (£27), has lavender pearls which brighten up the skin and reflect the light.
This makes your skin is glow. Then only apply foundation and concealer where it’s needed so you aren’t covering the whole face.
This allows your natural skin to so though so it looks more natural and glowing.
Finish by using a highlighter that isn’t sparkly. It should be more pearlescent.’ the colour was right you use a tissue to blot it and then your finger tip to soften out the edges and it make it look more worn in.
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