Fashion month really is delivering in the beauty stakes right now, with one major highlight being Coperni. The French label, co-founded by Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant, really lent in to the idea of a post-pandemic aesthetic, layering sequinned belly-baring skirts with lashings of lipgloss; itsy bitsy sparkly bikini bottoms with a sweep of lilac shadow — it was youthful, zeitgeist-y and a ball of fun (exactly the kind of thing we’re craving after 24 months of weirdness).
What was so great about Coperni’s beauty look was that it was achievable and relatable — the kind of makeup you’d pull together with girlfriends before a night out. Fresh skin with nary a lick of concealer, a touch of sweat shine (preferably from a night spent on the dance floor), smudgy lilac shadow, chunky lashes and an overzealous application of lip gloss.
The lilac shadow in particular felt very of the minute — a Y2K/TikTok/Olivia Rodrigo-esque hue that was subtle but shimmered in the right light. Framed with sticky black mascara and a big, fluffy brow, it was simple, playful but perfect against the clothes.
Hair followed a similar suit. The only real common denominator was an expensive-looking shine, but outside of that it was anything goes: thick braids, stick straight, soft movement or wrapped up in a technicolour headscarf. Red hair was definitely a trend to watch, with Gigi Hadid showing off her washed-out, cool-girl copper and another model with a bright auburn hue.
The runway also showed off glossy, bronzed body skin — buffed, lacquered and shined to perfection.
It was summer personified (at least, the summer we dream of) and the perfect reference point for all those soon-to-be-had European sojourns.
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