Backstage Beauty – My Favourite A/W 2015 Catwalk Looks

So Fall/Winter 2015 fashion month is upon us – how exciting!!! I just love seeing all the new beauty trends fresh off the catwalk and Autumn just happens to be my favourite season.  Everything just gets a little more warm, cosy and alive with colour, from the leaves falling off the trees to the crisp bright mornings, I just love autumn!!

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The A/W 2015 catwalk shows are well under way from London to Paris and New York – there have been defining key beauty looks to take note of this season!!!  Too scared to try and pull off an avant-garde trend from the couture shows, well this season the runway was brimming with fresh beauty looks easy to re-create at home. From smoldering smokey eyes to berry stained lips and flushed dewy skin, here are my favourite trends from the catwalk this fall season:

1. CAT EYE

There were a few versions of the classic cat-eye on the runway this year from soft smooth lines to a bold, brash graphic take on this trend.

Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2015 

Dolce & Gabbana

This is one of my favourite looks from the catwalk this year, gorgeous flushed skin, soft liner and a pretty pink flushed lip.

 Donna Karen A/W 2015

Donna Karen

Another fresh take on this look, flushed skin, subtle liner and a blush pink lip

Chanel A/W 2015

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Fierce feline flicks from Chanel – a more graphic take on this trend

Paco Rabanne A/W 2015

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This is very ‘Amy Winehouse’ don’t you think??

2. KOHL LINER

Perhaps known as the more subtle younger sister of gel/liquid liner, Kohl liner has made a come-back and took on a sexy grunge rock ‘n’ roll vibe.

Versace A/W 2015

How gorgeous is this smoky kohl look from Versace??!! Love it!

How gorgeous is this smoky kohl look from Versace??!! Love it!

Lanvin A/W 2015

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Clean lines and bushy brows from Lanvin

Marc by Marc Jacobs A/W 2015

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Another clean kohl liner look with soft dewy skin

Roberto Cavalli A/W 2015

Roberto Cavalli

Soft smoky liner and glossy lids

3.  METALLIC MAGIC

The catwalk was awash with stunning variations of metallic’s and shimmer, from a hint of colour to full on glamour and embellishment.

Mara Hoffman A/W 2015

Mara Hoffman

Gorgeous muted gold and grey lids with natural flushed skin from Mara Hoffman

 Ellie Saab A/W 2015

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This Ellie Saab take on the trend is stunning, very ethereal and goddess like!

                             Adashi Shoji A/W 2015                                                 Rodarte A/W 2015

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Glitter and embellishment adds a hint of glamour to this look.

4.  LUSCIOUS LIPS

Perhaps the most dramatic use of colour was left to the statement lip – the iconic red lip is still a popular trend this A/W, deep vivid colour makes this look fresh and exciting again.  A bolder choice would be the ‘vamp’ lip trend seen in many shows, such as Giles and Ungaro – tones of oxblood, burgundy and the deepest blackberry debuted.

        Christian Dior A/W 2105             Phillip Limm A/W 2015               Roksanda A/W 2015

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Giles A/W 2015

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Vintage vamp lips from Giles

 Ungaro A/W 2015

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Berry stained statement lips graced the Ungaro runway

4. BARELY-THERE BEAUTY

Seen on the S/S 2015 runways, minimal make-up has transitioned seamlessly into the fall season.  This stripped back look is all about natural flushed skin, light contouring, tamed brows, highlight and a gorgeous nude or pale pink lip.  Its all about fresh faced beauty.

             Giambattista Valli A/W 2015                                   Michael Kors A/W 2015

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glowing and groomed to perfection

                       Topshop Unique A/W 2015                               Thakoon A/W 2015

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For Topshop and Thakoon its all about illuminated skin!

5. SMOLDERING SMOKES

Another iconic look making a return this season is the smokey eye and we are talking seriously seductive statement smokes.  From traditional sultry black hues to metallic washes of colour, the super-smoky eye was a prominent look in many of the runway shows.

                Christian Dior A/W 2015                                  Diane von Furstenberg A/W 2015

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Beautiful and bold colour use for a serious statement smokey!

                 Cushnie Et Ochs A/W 2015                                Monique Lhuillier A/W 2015

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So that concludes my favourite looks for the A/W season hot off the runway  – how easy are these to pull off on your own at home! 

What are your favourite looks?

Until next time, 

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