It seems this season, the makeup teams at Paris Fashion Week sought inspiration from the city itself. At the Spring/Summer 2022 shows we’ve seen thus far, the beauty looks appear to heavily reference the classic French girl aesthetic, albeit with an air of post-pandemic frivolity and panache.
From the staple French red lip to an effortlessly fresh complexion, here are the beauty looks that remix the fashion capital’s signature style.
Dior: Eyeliner à Deux
Black eyeliner is quintessentially Parisian, but this season Dior doubled down. Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, gave the staple French look a Sixties twist, elongating and emphasising the eyes with dual black graphic winged liner – c’est magnifique.
Saint Laurent: Red Lips
At Saint Laurent, models wore scarlet pouts in a deep red hue. The application was precise but soft, with the edges subtly defined and slightly blurred, following the ‘undone’ French sensibility.
Victoria/Tomas: Fresh Face
Trademark French insouciance typically dictates minimal makeup but a flawless complexion, which was reflected in the makeup seen on the Victoria/Tomas runway. A touch of gloss along the cheeks, lips and lids dressed up the simple base with a hint of evening shimmer.
Koche: Inverse Eyeliner
Black liner was given another update at Koche, with an exaggerated flick along the outer corner of the eyes. Extra eyeliner was then applied to the oft-neglected inner corner, via an artistic inverse outline.