11/07/2013 18:52 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Couture Update: Ponytails That Could Take Your Eye Out Hit The Alexis Mabille Catwalk

It's time for beauty to bring its A-game to the catwalk with the arrival of the Couture Autumn/Winter 2012/13 shows in Paris. After colour clashing at Raf Simons' first collection for Dior yesterday - lime green on the eyes mixed with cherry red on the lips - Alexis Mabille stepped things up in the shock-factor stakes with some 'pointy-enough-to-take-your-eye-out' hairstyles.

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The scraped-back, curved ponytails not only defied gravity, they also doubled up as sturdy branches for dazzling, diamond decorations to hang from. In a word, genius.

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As for the rest of the beauty look, a sleek flick of eyeliner was paired with a porcelain complexion and a matte pout in a deep red-wine shade on the lips. Eye-catching, flawless and perfect for Couture.

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Let us know how you rate the Alexis look and see which stars have been watching in awe from the front-row below: