The Beautiful & The Bizarre.

   The Beautiful & the Bizarre S/S makeup trends. 

                                                                        Thom Browne

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Haunting white powder visage, joker-esque lipstick and navy smudged eyeshadow: Thom Browne’s Victorian gothic nightmare makeup might be better suited for Halloween.


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Eye art is said to be overtaking nail art in 2014, so prehaps Chanel’s Paris Fashion Week’s makeup won’t be so daring come the summer months. This rainbow look can be achieved with graphic black gel liner and highly pigmented paint, keeping the rest of the face matte with plenty of powder.

                                                                 Vivienne Westwood 

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Much like Thom Browne, Westwood adopted the zombie look. This time there was a more graphic take with digital black splats and sporadic bright red lines.

                                                                 Christian Dior

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Not relinquishing AW13’s metallic trends just yet, Dior spreads the gold accents to the brows. Keeping the cheeks ultra nude and pale lips can make a simple gold liner really stand out.


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Um…I don’t know what to make of this one. This takes embellishment to a new level. with this mask, Givenchy added blue sequins to the face over a cobalt base with navy netting over the eyes. However, the coral lip glitzing does enforce the S/S 14 orange lip trend.

                                                                     David Koma 


Sydney Fashion Week brought us this wearable look with a fresh pop of colour. Sweep some white shimmer shadow over the entire lid, then pencil on some metallic cobalt with a shadow pencil. The brushed brows of A/W 13 are still making an appearance, we see.

                                                               Nicole Miller 


The winter must-have oxblood lip is transitioning into summer with a more plum/violet shade. Ombre detailing continues to add dimension to the lips, as light sea green shadow beneath the lash line can enhance natural eye colour.

                                                                  Ohne Titel 


Cheeks are looking pinched to the extreme here with burnt peach/bronze swept high onto the cheekbones, and carried into the eyelid. High shine is introduced to this look with white shimmer on the lips, inner-eyelid and lash line.



The orange lip is going to be big in the early season of 2014. Here DKNY added a gloss, but Prabal Gurung kept the lips a matted peach. Along with orange, we also saw pastel lips for summer in lilac and baby pink.



White eye-details will be right on trend for S/S 14. We saw it interpreted in runway looks through both soft shadow and clean graphic liner.

Which is your favourite makeup trend for S/S 14? Do you think more ‘out there’ look can be interpreted into something for daily wear? 

Words : Rachel McLaughlin

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