As models walked down the runway at the Dries Van Noten fall 2018 runway show today in Paris wearing fluffy coats, the label’s signature colorful prints, and muted pastel dresses, there was a major beauty moment that stood out, even in comparison to the eccentric clothing: thick, colored lashes in gorgeous jewel-toned hues.
Makeup artist Peter Philips told Allure he applied eight different shades, some of which he custom-mixed for the occasion. “All the girls had big, colored lashes. We had chemical yellow, bright orange, deep purple, shocking blue, chartreuse, billiard green, and brick,” he said. Philips gave a super, close-up view of the lashes on his Instagram, which you can see below. Dries Van Noten has a history of showcasing models in creative-yet-nuanced beauty looks and this season was no exception. Last fall, Philips lined lower and upper lashes and the center of models’ lips with sparkly Swarovski crystals.
“Some of the shades were the new Diorshow Pump’n’Volume mascara, coming out soon in blue, coral, pink and purple,” Philips said of the colorful lashes he created. Naturally, those new shades of vibrantly-hued mascaras, as well as brightly-colored liquid liners, made their debut backstage at the Dior Fall 2018 show yesterday. (Philips is the creative director for Dior Beauty.)
Along with those amazing lashes, Philips says, “The skin and lips were kept natural,” making the burst of color even more of a standout.
The lashes weren’t the only covetable beauty look seen backstage at the show either. Hairstylist Sam McKnight created a totally new way of adding feathers to hair, by applying thin, elegant ostrich feathers to models’ parts as well as subtly along the hairline. (In the past, McKnight has experimented similar looks using crystals and gold leaf running down the parts of models’ hair.)
“At Dries today I created partings and side sweeps accented with single ostrich feathers dyed in a range of colors to complement to colors of the feathered clothes, earrings, and eyelashes,” he told Allure, of his process of creating the unconventional style.”
We wouldn’t be surprised to see either of these looks everywhere come summer and festival season. It’s an incredibly different look because it’s so subtle. McKnight describes it as: “A simple, clean but strong idea, almost invisible, but just enough definition to catch the eye.” And if you want to try the look at home, each feather was glued in place with eyelash glue — making it a look easy enough to pull off in real life too.
Catch up on all the fall 2018 fashion week beauty news:
Dior Beauty Debuts Colorful New Liquid Eyeliners Backstage at Its Fall 2018 ShowMilan Fashion Week Fall 2018: The Best Hair and Makeup Trends of the SeasonModels on the Marc Jacobs Fall 2018 Runway Wore Rainbow Bowl Cuts and Glittery Eyes
Take a look at what’s in the February 2018 Beauty Box: