This was definitely the case at the Spring/Summer 2015 collections in Paris. From winged eye make up at Givenchy and Balmain to the tousled, beachy hair seen on the models at Valentino's travel-inspired show, the make up and hair was effortless and wearable with a touch of French girl elegance.
Here are a few beauty lessons to note for the season ahead:
1. Glowing skin
At Balmain, make up artist Tom Pecheux explained how he warmed up the skin with his contouring technique. "I love a contour, and the girls love it, too, so I'm doing it, but I'm really using the color across the bridge of the nose, because that's where you [naturally] get a suntan," he told Style.com. Over at Valentino and Stella McCartney, glowing complexions were finished with a dewy highlighter on the cheekbones along with a Paris favourite - a touch of lip gloss.
2. Natural hair
Similarly to the school-girl styles seen on the catwalk in London, the hair in Paris were fuss-free. Backstage at Chanel, Sam McKnight told Style.com that some models "had no need for [him] at all," and at Givenchy, Kendall Jenner's long brunette locks looked untouched. The only product you'll need next spring? Add sheen and texture with a touch of your favourite hairspray and you'll be good to go.
3. Winged eye make up
If there's one tool you'll need next spring, it's a good eyeliner. Black 'wings' were drawn under the lower lashes at Celine, flashes of aqua made the eyes pop at Elie Saab and at Givenchy, Pat McGrath swept a taupe pigment from the corner of the eye up to the brows. But for a lesson in how to wear eyeliner with attitude, look no further than Saint Laurent, where Hedi Slimane's show was dedicated to the rock 'n' roll scene.
For more beauty inspiration from Paris, see 12 of the top looks below: