Suddenly we feel inspired to spend more than 10 minutes getting ready for work…

Sure, fashion weeks are all about the clothes. It’s right there in the name. But we’re makeup fiends around here, and this work is worth celebrating.

From the most compelling red lip we’ve seen in a minute, to some truly creative silver eye shadow, if you’re looking for some fresh ideas for your face, this is for you. We’ve kept an emphasis on models and designers from around these parts, because we’re a bit proud like that. Enjoy.

Elie Saab’s Paris Fashion Week show was all about the Amazon
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Zuhair Murad 

Glossy skin, fluffy brows, and a taupe-rose lip? We’re listening. Add that little braid and those smooth, relaxed waves, and you’ve got a winning formula. Save this picture and recreate it for Friday brunch.

Anna Sui

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The real star here is those textured waves. So pretty and so nice to see a little bit of frizz. That’s what hair looks like! You won’t be surprised to hear that real-life genius Pat McGrath was behind the makeup look –  the silver on the eyes is all her, and it plays perfectly with the free-spirited, summer of love vibe. Gorgeous.

Salvatore Ferragamo

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Sticking with the Hadids just for a moment, how good is this Ferragamo look on Bella? It’s a total contrast to how she’s styled above – all cheekbones and slick hair as opposed to hippy romance. No less gorgeous, though. The winged-out eye is a thing of beauty and if we knew how to contour like that, you’d never see us bare faced.

Dolce & Gabbana 

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Swoon city. Seen here on Sonia Ben Ammar, Dolce & Gabbana’s millennial-themed show in Milan saw berry lips and perfected skin take centre stage. Add in the hair band, and it’s all a bit Blair Waldorf. That’s always, always high praise.

Sonia Rykiel 

Bronzed skin, clean eyes and a red lip is so French (befitting the designer this look was for) and so classic. It’s all we want to wear all winter long. Makeup artist Diane Kendal worked with L’Oreal Paris products, and shared a video of her process:



@maisonvalentino ❤️

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The Valentino beauty look could have been designed for Brit-Moroccan beauty Nora Attal. With bold brows, centre-parted hair and glossy lips, it suits her down to the ground.

Alberta Ferretti 

Karlie, Barbara and Joan. #AlbertaFerretti Spring Summer 2017 Fashion show backstage.

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Another Milan highlight? Messy, post-swim hair and smoky eyes at Alberta Ferretti. Of course, when you look like these three, you might not need much help…

The rest of us can still give it a go, though.

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