Three inspiring hair and makeup looks from Paris Couture fall 2016

Three inspiring hair and makeup looks from Paris Couture fall 2016

True beauty

Text: Renée Batchelor

Image: Benoît Peverelli

With the embellished and diaphanous gowns on display at Paris Couture fashion week, hair and makeup can be difficult to navigate. Here are the looks that got us excited

Paris Couture week is every little girl's dream come true. Featuring the most intricate, dazzling and beautifully-constructed dresses and outfits that these talented couturiers can dream up, it's a feast for all the senses. Here at the Buro beauty desk, we're always looking out for new hair and makeup trends — and elegant, yet non-stuffy ways to dress up our tresses and faces for a big night out. Whether we'll adopt them wholesale or adapt them to the occasion, consider us suitably dazzled.

1. Living dolls
At Chanel, the models looked like the runway barbies with their French poodle hairstyles and freaky-chic doll eyes. How the look was achieved? With clever play on shapes: a triangle of black liner on the lower lids, a fringe of false lashes in a crescent shape, and white eyeshadow that radiated in a conical shape onto the lids and browbone.
2. Orange crush
At Schiaparelli, the hair was scraped back, the eyes were ringed in a muted flouro orange and the lips were so bare they looked almost naked — for a combination that was deliciously modern and looked good on every girl.

3. Red velvet lips
Sure wearable beauty looks are the ones that really take off as trends. But sometimes we come across a look that so jaw-droppingly inspiring we can't help but take our hats off to the makeup maestro who created this at Jean Paul Gaultier. On model Soo Joo Park's pale skin and blonde hair, the combination of ice queen eye makeup, blanked out brows and textured red lips — that look like flower petals — is truly stunning.

Jean Paul Gaultier