Couture Week 2017 has just passed, and as with every new couture week, one would expect borderline avant-garde makeup strutting the runway as befitting the other-worldly costumes. While makeup artists like Pat McGrath took it to the next level by painting models into moving artworks at the Maison Margiela runway, many other makeup artists took a reserved, and surprisingly wearable approach. If you’re feeling puzzled as to how haute couture-worthy makeup equates to office-ready, have a look at our picks.

From peach eyeshadow, glowing highlight, and untamed brows, here are the most wearable beauty looks from Couture Week 2017.

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Peach is everywhere this season, and Armani Prive was not one to miss out. Models were given Igari-style eye looks in near-neon peach pigment, sheering out to a light wash on the cheeks and a hint of stain on the lips. We love the whimsy!


Bold, graphic winged eyeliner in black and midnight blue was the focal point at Elie Saab. Makeup artist Tom Pecheux kept the rest of the face minimal to really let the eyes pop.


Bronzed cheeks, coral lips and blue glitter were the mainstay at Chanel’s couture runway, complementing the ethereal silver gowns. Instead of the glitter being placed on the eyelids, the makeup artist applied it to the tips of the cheeks, almost as a highlight. This may not be the most office-appropriate look, but is pretty neat for a night out at the club.


“No makeup” makeup was at the heart of Valentino Haute Couture, where models fronted dewy skin, balmy lips, and au naturel eyebrows. Look to this for inspo if you need to know how to ace the faux bare-faced look on your lazy days.


Lavender lids, again in igari-style (we’re sensing a pattern here) with mauve blush were the highlights at Georges Hobeika. Untamed brows lent a slight edginess to the otherwise fairy-like look.

Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
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