AW17 Season: Beauty Trends

Now that we're well into autumn, why not up your beauty game with the latest makeup trends? Here are the top four beauty trends from backstage at the AW17 shows...

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We might have just finished up at the SS18 shows, but now is the time to tap into autumn’s hottest beauty trends. In case you’ve forgotten what happened backstage at the AW17 shows, read my trends report from the shows, and master the makeup looks, now…


Nude Makeup is always in. The subtleties with Nude Makeup Looks are small, but to nail the trend, you have to pay close attention to detail and really think about the skin. The AW17 shows were all about glowing, dewy looking skin backstage this season, unlike the trend for matte nudes last season. Look for sheer, glow enhancing makeup, subtle contouring and great skincare. Invest in a great concealer and brush up the brows to stay on trend.


Backstage at Burberry I created a glowing, nude look where you could still see real skin – find out how to get the full look here. The star product at Burberry was the new Lip Contour Pen – everyone needs one of these in their life!

Miu Miu

Backstage at Miu Miu AW17, Pat McGrath bleached the brows and used her Skin Fetish shine stick in nude on the cheekbones to make them pop.

Victoria Beckham

Backstage at Victoria Beckham, the models were given flawless, nude skin with a dewy glow. Some of the girls had a soft grey shadow liner in the socket line, winged out, but the skin was the main beauty trend – prepped with Victoria’s best selling VB x Estee Lauder Morning Aura Cream.


Prabal Gurung

At Prabal Gurung, the beauty look was all about graphic, red or blue coloured shadow liner. The colour was applied in the socket line of the eye and winged out at the outer corners.

Mary Katrantzou

The look was pastel coloured shadow at Mary Katrantzou, applied at the bottom outer corner of the eye in a winged shape, and in the upper inner corner, blended up to the brow bone.


The look at Prada AW17 was all about intense, smudged black liner underneath the eye with a messy, worn-in feel, with a smudge of vibrant blue shadow along the socket line on the top of the eye.



The beauty look at Versace focussed on strong, graphic black liner. The liner was exaggerated; heavier on the top of the eye, with the liner going up to the socket line and coming out in a straight, winged out shape and less underneath the eye.

Alexander Wang

Diane Kendall created a 90s style grunge liner at Alexander Wang, with a hint of peach coloured shadow in the socket line, with black kohl to line the eye.


Dick Page created a soft smokey look on the eyes at Hermes, using a dark charcoal shadow liner, blended all around the eye in a slightly winged out shape at the outer corners.



At Marni, Pat McGrath gave the models a range of different black eyeliner looks, focussing on exaggerating the socket line and adding a few drawn on lashes underneath for a modern 60’s feel.


The feel at Chanel this season was very 60’s. Tom Pecheux gave the models dolly style false lashes with a pale pastel shade up to the brow bone and an Edie Sedgwick inspired liner in the socket line of the eye.


At Chloé this season, the look was a messy black, 60’s style winged liner with a lived in twist. The liner was taken in the waterline of the eye underneath and smudged in for a worn in feel, with a thicker line on the top of the eyes, winged out to a feline point and also smudged for an imperfect, next day feel.


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