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London Fashion Week: How to Wear the Crazy-Cool Beauty Looks Seen on the Runway


London Fashion Week may be coming to a close (it’s already time to head to Milan!), but before we bid adieu to British style, let’s take one last look at these gorgeous statement beauty moments — from gold glitter tears at Burberry to galactic-inspired eye shadow at Christopher Raeburn — from the high-fashion week.

London Fashion Week beauty momentsClockwise: Jeff Spicer/Getty; Tristan Fewings/Getty; Catwalking/Getty; Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty

First up, let’s take a moment to admire the smoldering smoky eye as seen backstage on the models at Daks. The smoked-out, all-over shadow is painted around the entire eye and to the tips of the brows, almost blending into each of the models’ arches. For a more pared-down version of the look, we recommend starting with a lighter shadow shade and keeping the smudging to under the brown bone.

Meanwhile at the Alexander McQueen show, it was all about the hair. Models were given delicate bejeweled and pearl-adorned barrettes and bobby pins to accessorize their wispy, unkempt updos.

But the randomly pinned jeweled pieces, which reminded us of our mothers and grandmothers’ timeless brooch collections, were more cool girl than polished. And now we can’t wait until fall to pull off the statement look.

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In a galaxy far, far away (okay, or just across the pond), supermodels in the Christopher Raeburn show strutted down the catwalk with a far-out, futuristic makeup moment: a statement silver smoky eye that touched above, on top of and under the eye. Even cooler? The bold look shined on its own, as it was paired with an otherwise bare-face complexion

Thinking of trying out the silver shadow look on your own? Start subtle with a silver eyeliner and switch up your signature black liner cat eye for a galactic take on the bold beauty moment.

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And last but certainly not least, just weeks after supermodel Suki Waterhouse stepped out with head-turning glitter tears for the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies premiere, Burberry sent its models down the runway with a similar (and equally as striking!) makeup moment for its fall presentation.

The gold eye glitter, which lead Burberry makeup artist Wendy Rose describes as “eclectic,” is an otherwise minimal makeup look with a dewy complexion, softly smudged smoky eye and a cluster of loose sparkles applied to the outer corner of the eye for an instant pop on a seemingly neutral beauty look.

Can’t wait to try the look at home? Just grab a tube of Chapstick, dab under your eyes and carefully tap on as many (or as little!) glitter flecks as desired. Shine on!

Are you a fan of these statement beauty looks? Which one would you try at home? Share below!

–Sarah Kinonen