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3 Beauty Trends from Fall 2013 Couture

I recently wrote a post on my favorite looks that came out of Fall 2013 Haute Couture week in Paris. However, being the beauty nerd that I am, I also noticed three very distinct beauty trends that emerged.



Let your skin take center stage

Makeup artists created simple, low-maintenance looks at Fall 2013 Couture. The skin on models at Valentino and Giambattista Valli was glowing and healthy-looking because of the Argan Oil base and highlighters used on the skin. A high-shine natural gloss, lightly filled-in brows and a touch of pink on the cheeks completed the look that really let the skin shine.


Giambattista Valli












Slicked-back low buns for Fall

Many designers chose a slicked-back low bun to accompany their haute couture looks this season. With their sleek nature, why would we be surprised? Take a cue from these shows to incorporate an easy, low bun this Fall. Hair at some of these shows featured a clean, central part, while others boasted severe side parts, but both looked like the models’ hair was pulled back when it was soaking wet. This is a great way to control fly-aways while looking utterly sleek.

Elie Saab

Christian Dior













Retro hair and old Hollywood glam still reigns

Makeup and hair at both Chanel and Amani Privé felt very retro and old Hollywood, respectively. Chanel’s stylists created an extreme-faux hawk of sorts with twists to place designer Karl Lagerfeld’s turned-up newsboy-esque hats upon. With bold brows and rouge on the cheeks, the look was simple, yet bold. And definitely retro.

The beauty look at Armani Privé, on the other hand, was the epitome of old Hollywood glam. While the clothes, to me, felt very 80s-inspired, the hair and makeup upped the glam factor. The hair was pin-curls and the makeup was understated yet chic with just a soft shimmer on the eyes and a pale, plum lip.


Armani Privé






Favorite Looks from Fall 2013 Haute Couture

Last week another Haute Couture week wrapped up in Paris. Couture Week is by far my favorite of all the fashion weeks and attending is probably the highest ranked item on my bucket list. Twice per year, a small number of couturiers put together their most fabulous and lush collections, made with extreme detail and care, and will sometimes spend more than 500 hours hand sewing and perfecting each detail on one gown alone. It is simply the most gorgeous week of the year.

As I am known to do, I have pinned each of my favorite looks from the shows on my Pinterest page, but I wanted to give my favorites a highlight here on my blog.  While I liked something from each designer, for me, this season was all about Valentino, Giambattista Valli and Zuhair Murad.