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#MetroBeautyWatch: These Are The Paris Couture Week Looks That Caught Our Eye

Haute Couture fashion week is always one of our favorite sources of inspiration for next level, otherworldly hair and makeup looks! Every year, we patiently refresh our social media feeds for up-to-the-minute updates from our favorite design houses on the other side of the world.

While we might not exactly be able to rock these whimsical, grandiose, and essentially nothing short of epic looks on the daily, we have to admit—the mere idea of admiring these works of art is fulfilling in itself. 



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This year, something about the beauty looks we saw at the Spring/Summer 2019 couture shows felt even more luxurious and extravagant than usual. Blunt bangs dip-dyed in glitter; living, breathing flowers trickling across models’ hair and foreheads; and sky-high bouffants are just a few of the magical hair and makeup moments spotted throughout this couture season.

Could it be the need to escape reality or create otherworldly beauty as a means to take a break from the mundane? For all that and more, check out our favorite looks coming from out of the City of Light, ahead. 




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At Maison Valentino, hearts stopped for good reason. Pat McGrath, the mother of makeup, created next-level lashes with delicate feathers. She used her new FetishEyes Mascara to get fanned-out volume before gluing on the feather extensions in ruby-red, deep purple, and dusty-beige shades. How extravagant (and covet-worthy) is that? 


Alexis Mabille


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The beauty team at Alexis Mabille took the neon makeup trend to a next level this season. Instead of making it look sporty and futuristic, they added real flowers along the hair and down the models’ faces—which have us dreaming of the beautiful days of summer up ahead!




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On the runway, runway favorite and model-of-the-moment Kaia Gerber sported a sculptural headband made of oversize pearls and sparkling crystal mesh. Other models also donned gorgeous headpieces made from pearls, metallic mesh and silver appliqués, which actually, would make the perfect nontraditional wedding hair accessory for today's modern bride. 




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At Chanel, models showcased a look that was sure to make them stand out from the crowd. Makeup artist Lucia Pica opted for turquoise eyes lined along the upper and lower lash line, and a bold matte lip in magenta. While hairstylist Sam McKnight worked his magic with sky-high bouffants, referencing the 19th-century romance and Bowie’s Blitz Kids.


Iris Van Herpen


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The hair did the speaking at Iris Van Herpen. Hairstylist Martin Cullen worked with blunt bangs, dipping them in various shades of glitter. For the face, makeup artist Terry Barber worked with concealer and white chromatin applying it to all over the skin.




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Complementing their circus theme, Dior’s makeup creative and image director Peter Philips created a Pierrot-inspired look with black liner and a pale white base. Hair was by Redken’s Global Creative Director Guido Palau, who tucked the models’ hair beneath a glittery skullcap.


Lead photos from Dior, Vittoria Ceretti and Alexis Mabille