Pre-Fall 2016 Beauty Ideas

5 Beauty Ideas from the Pre-Fall 2016 Fashion Shows

Hair & Makeup, Photography, Words and Styling: Claire Murray

As the Pre-Fall 2016 shows begin to wind down, it’s time to take a look at the innovative hair and makeup ideas that the designers have dreamt up for this winter.

Pre-Fall is a transitional season, one that tends to turn away from traditional runway looks with smudged smoky eyes, a futuristic cluster of bobby pins or completely colorful dyed hair, the designers inspirations have left us with several clever suggestions to consider wearing in the months ahead.

Here are five inspired looks to wear this late summer/autumn, before the Fall 2016 shows finally arrive.

Bordeaux Lips

A matte burgundy mouth caught the attention of spectators at Dior, where it came paired with romantic, barely there makeup on the skin and loose center-parted waves. My version of Bordeaux/berry lips can be seen on the opposite page.

Hat Hair

At Alexander Wang, models gave us the solution to not wanting to wash or dry our hair: Put a bobble hat on and go out in winter style!   Later on in the show models removed their hats on the catwalk showing slick top half to their hair and messy, matted lengths.

Hair TwistsCatwalk Nude

Another sleek but easy look to copy from the catwalk was hair twists.  The hair is parted on one side and both of the sides each have a twist, pinning the hair back from the ears. This is a simple but elegant look and would look great for work or evening. My version of this twist style van be seen below.



New-Smoky Eye

The latest incarnation of the Brigitte Bardot inspired makeup is thickly smudged kohl eyeliner along the top and bottom lashes and accompanied by a soft, dewy sheen on the skin, as seen on Chanel’s catwalks. This look has a more grunge effect rather than the beautiful smokey eyes which we have seen in previous shows.

Bobby PinsCatwalk Red

Maison Margiela created a whimsical style for the hair in her show using every woman’s staple item: bobby pins.

Instead of the bobby pins being hidden away as is the norm, for this show the bobby pins are on proud display. They were used over the front of the hair to create a geometric crosshatch effects. My more wearable version of this style can be seen above.


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Claire xx