Best Beauty Looks at LFW Spring/Summer 2018

Forget pops of colour and dewy bare faces, only the bold liners make the cut at London Fashion Week
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Take a backseat, bare dewy faces and eye-catching hues. The backstage beauty looks of London Fashion Week was all about letting the eyes steal the show. From the understated and subtle definition on the lash lines at J.W. Anderson to the gallant kabuki-esque flicks of Isa Afren, the liner took on all sizes, shapes and forms.

Below we review some of the standout beauty looks from London Fashion Week's Spring/Summer 2018 season.

Versus Versace

At Versus Versace, bold cat eyes (a look Donatella is no stranger to) took centre stage, embodying the house’s spirit of sexiness and defiance while the models' natural complexions were reminiscent of youth and fun. It was all about packing a punch of attitude while expressing one’s individuality.


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Christopher Kane

Heavy contouring, statement-making pouts and dark shadows were absent on the runway of Christopher Kane. Makeup artist Lucia Pieroni executed her take on pared-back beauty with a nude look that played on shadow and light; washed-out, iridescent shimmer the lids, subtle contouring to accentuate the cheekbones and feathery, groomed brows.


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Makeup artist Val Garland took a trip down memory lane to the 1920s at Erdem. "Royalty meets Dorothy Dandrige at the Cotton Club in Harlem" was her vision; and that manifested in the form of precisely executed eyeliner – proper and perfect yet edgy to symbolise the regal and royal silhouettes of the show. To complement the look, models sported an immaculate yet natural-looking complexion.


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Isa Afren

UK Makeup Artist Ambassador Andrew Gallimore incorporated a fascinating tenet of Japanese culture – kabuki makeup – into the look at Isa Afren. Contrary to the conventional upwards flick of eye liners, Gallimore drew a downwards stark-black line extending into the inner corners to emulate the feline-shaped eyes and the aura of mystery of kabuki actors.


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J.W. Anderson

The look at J.W Anderson by makeup artist Mark Carrasquillo reinvents the definition of bare skin as the complexion was left virtually untouched. The mere embellishments on the canvas were the black liners drawn on the waterlines and lashlines; subtly smoked out to deliver a kick of empowerment.


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Sticking to the status quo of the season when it came to complexion, the look at Toga Spring/Summer 2018 was radiant and luminous with brows feathered up in a natural way. Drawing inspiration from the jewellery worn in the collection, NARS Global Makeup Artist Sada Ito upped the ante by customising fluttery eyelashes and spirited lips to add flair.


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