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Our Beauty Editor, Jo Ascenso, brings you her trend roundup from LFW AW19 so you can start perfecting your looks over the summer...

So London Fashion Week may have been quite some time ago now, but with the rise of make-up in media (check out Glow Up on BBC Three, or the mass hype about Jeffree Stars new ‘Blue Blood’ palette which is already sold out) we felt that this was the time to bring you the trends we saw from the catwalks so you can start to play with them over the summer, and perfect your go to styles ready for AW19….

Beauty was paramount in this season’s shows, from 90’s inspired makeup looks and flowing wavy hair to the most beautifully polished nails, we were treated to stunning head-turning creations and ultimately wearable trends that left us craving for more.

Here are some of our favourite trends from this season’s shows.


Earthy Tones

Different shades of sepia could be seen this season, in soft, matte washes across the eyes, lips and cheeks at the Slovak Fashion Council Shows as created by Claire De Graft using Kryolan.

As the 90’s revisited looks with overly dark lined lips, glossy eyes over terracotta tones and luminous skin seen at Tolu Coker as created by Claire De Graft.

Or the watercolour of oranges and red tones over lips, cheeks and eyes paired with luminous skin seen at Mimpikita as created by Lan Nguyen-Grealis (image by Jade Berry)

Colour Play

Placement was everything this season as can be seen in the bright splashes of neon in the inner corners of the eyes paired with toned skin and muted lips at A-Jane as imagined by Lan Nguyen-Grealis.

The painterly bold blends over eyes and cheeks paired with bold bright lips at OnOff created by Lan Nguyen-Grealis using Kryolan have to be a personal favourite.

Fun touches of spots of colour around the eyes paired with a brightly lined top lip caught our imagination at Junne by Lan Nguyen-Grealis.

Sparkle Power

From glitter to metallics, shimmy-shimmy shine was plentiful this season, as seen at Paula Knorr, inspired by the glamour and glitz of the collection and the idea of young ladies getting ready for a night out on the town, created by Lottie using Beauty Blender, Shiseido and Lemonhead.LA

Inspired by the first woman in space, metallic silver double winged liner and fresh looking skin was seen at Bora Aksu as imagined by Janeen Witherspoon.

A touch of glamour with rhinestone details on the lower lid partnered with a bold lip as seen at Malan Breton by the imagination of Lisa Potter-Dixon


Reinvented Knots

From Edeline Lee’s bow-like sleek, feminine knot as imagined by Evelina Lundgren

To Paul Costelloe’s samurai-style top knots created by Indira Schauwecker using Label.M

And Marta Jakubowski’s low twisted ponytails created by Jon Reyman using Aveda (image by Allisha W.)

Waves for Days

From the flowing, easy brushed out locks seen at Paula Knorr as created by Nick Irwin using Anti.Collective products, with modernised Studio 54 vibes

To Halpern’s whimsical half-waves of pre-raphaelite inspiration as imagined by Sam McKnight using Sam McKnight products

And i-am-chen swept back deep sculpted waves created by Indira Schauwecker and the Tony & Guy Team using Label.M (image by Nisha Giri)

Hair Accessorised

Messy chic buns as see at Gayeon Lee by the hands of Michela Pezza using Aveda (image by Emily Morgan)

Textured colourful plaits at Roberta Einer by Jon Reyman for Aveda

Intricately detailed and stunning at Tolu Coker by Efi Davies for Label.M


Colour Blocked

Roberta Einer gave us brightly coloured french manicures by the imagination of Sabrina Gayle using Louella Belle and Artistic Nail Design products

Matty Bovan showed us rich deep tones by the hand of Chisato Yamamoto

Eudon Choi gave us the earthy shades of greige created by Pebbles Aikens

Metallic Detailing

Seen at Paula Knorr as created by Joanna Newbold were detailed nails and squoval nudes with a metallic tip or a metallic dot around the cuticle, done using Morgan Taylor

In Preen, Adam Slee created natural mattes with a gold glitter half moon

And in Ashish as created by Michelle Humphrey using The Gel Bottle Inc, we saw a glitter overload that left us craving more


Long, Coffin nails at Wesley Harriott as created by friend of the Boyfriend Mag team, Marie Louise Coster using Morgan Taylor and Elegant Touch with contrasting contours in black or white

Short and squared, Nature inspired at Renata Brenha by Marie Louise Coster, a nude nail with a dark contour, done using Morgan Taylor

And in House of Holland, a colourful reverse french manicure created a visual effect that caught the eye, as imagined by Robbie Tomkins

These were some of the looks that captured our eye, so keep yours peeled for they will start to filter through from the catwalk to the streets soon enough!

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