Paris Fashion Week Beauty Notes: Five Autumn/Winter 2014 Trends To Know

14/08/2014 16:40 | Updated 20 May 2015

Autumn/Winter 2014 fashion month is over for another season. The front-rows were star-studded, the collections were amazing and this time, the best beauty was seen on the catwalks in Paris.

Like statement-making hair and makeup? You'll love these five trends...

1. Ponytails with a difference

At Valentino, sleek low ponytails were adorned with tiers of elastic bands and at Chanel, hairstylist Sam McKnight created the most coveted style of PFW - ponytails with tweed dreadlocks. Hair was crimped and plaited before being adorned with rags, pearls and lace. It's a contrast to the perfect ponytails we've seen in recent seasons - and it's sure to catch on with Cara and co.


2. Pastel eyes

Diane Kendal created an "ethereal, pretty, iconic Chloe girl," for the A/W 14 show. That purple tint on the eyes? She used Mac's Beautiful Iris Eyeshadow blended over Blended Ground Cream Colour Base to set the lavender wash on the lids. At Chanel, the eye colours - from neon pink to orange - matched the soda bottles on the supermarket shelves. Our favourite? This shimmering aqua with a flash of apple green.


3. Cool French girls

Yes, the eye makeup and hair was out there at Dior and Chanel, but the biggest trend at PFW was this stripped back, natural makeup. In a nutshell, it's just what cool French girls look like. At Stella McCartney, Pat McGrath kept the skin fresh with just a touch of foundation and a hint of blush. Over at Isabel Marant, the centre-parted hair and rose-tinted lips looked oh-so-chic.


4. A new twist on brows

It wasn't all about the brushed up, bold brow this season. At Haider Ackermann, Mac makeup artist Yadim applied elastic over the brows to create an "exagerated 20s and 30s shape." There were fluffy, owl-inspired lashes and brows at Alexander McQueen and at Givenchy, they were bleached blonde, no matter what the model's hair colour. Okay, these brow alternatives might look best on the catwalk, but it's good to know there's more than one rule when it comes to shape and style.


5. Lots of liner

The eyeliner story continued in Paris and at Kenzo, makeup artist Aaron de May described the look as "1950s with a punk edge." He used Mac's Chromaline in marine blue to draw a vintage-inspired flick across the eyelids. Over at Dries Van Noten, faux bobs were teamed with a black stripe drawn from the inner corners of the eye. The message here? Don't be afraid to go graphic.


See the best beauty moments from Paris Fashion Week below:


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