The 13 Most Extreme Beauty Statements Of Fashion Month

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  • The bold, the beautiful and the totally bonkers...

    From rainbow bright eyes, to mullets, to grey eyebrows; these are the bold and bonkers beauty statements that designers want us to make come AW16. How many will you dare to try?

    Fendi, Milan
    Designer Karl Lagerfeld went all painterly on us in Milan, asking makeup guru Pat McGrath to splash vivid colour across each model’s eyelids.

    Gareth Pugh, London
    One word; y-ouch! The muse for this cheek-tying, mega-gloss look by makeup artist Val Garland? ‘Joan Crawford, if she was Hannibal Lecter’s mistress.’ Got it?

    Giambattista Valli, Paris
    Ooooh pretty. A slick of glitter runs through Gigi Hadid’s eyebrows at the Valli show – a party makeup look we could actually see ourselves trying come winter.

    Vivienne Westwood, Paris
    You want sparkle? Vivienne Westwood is giving us more than we ever knew we needed, blitzing each model’s face in a mask of blue jewels. It’s certainly a look that screams party.

    Stella McCartney, Paris
    Pat McGrath applied bright white eyeliner just along the inside of the eyes – making a subtle but cool statement that actually opens up those peepers. 

    Givenchy, Paris
    Oh sweet mullet. Short up top and long at the back, Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci looked to Ancient Egypt for his AW16 inspiration, tacking a toupee onto each model’s locks and giving her wide cat eyes.  

    Chanel, Paris
    Oh that clever Karl Lagerfeld. He’s only gone and recreated the house’s classic quilting in eyeshadow form.

    Dries Van Noten, Paris
    It’s all about panda eyes, according to Dries – the kind of look achieved by smudging your eyes in the shower, or having a good old sob that fashion week is over. Makeup artist Sam McKnight is bringing back the smoke in a big way.

    Balmain, Paris
    The great hair swap of AW16 was on, as creative director Olivier Rousteing convinced all of his supermodel BFFs to trade colours for a day.  

    Giorgio Armani, Milan
    Granny eyebrows. Yup, we’ve seen it all now. Makeup artist Linda Cantello brushed and filled the brows with Armani’s Brow Maestro in Platinum for the effect.

    Paco Rabane, Paris
    ‘Ichiban, lipstick for men.’ Joey Tribbiani would be proud of his high fashion influence.

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