In Vogue: London Fashion Week Beauty

Larger-than-life beauty statements are a London Fashion Week signature—but if there’s one thing we’ve come to expect from the capital, it’s to expect the unexpected. The fashionista’s at Vogue.com have picked their favourite trends and beauty looks from this seasons London shows and we’ve got to admit, its a pretty good list! From Kate Moss’ lived-in hair to the easy slicked back hair knots at J.W. Anderson, here are the six beauty lessons we plan on taking home with us from London Fashion Week, courtesy of Vogue.com

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1. ‘If you’re thinking of trying on the season’s emerging red lipstick trend across the pond, consider going for a brighter, more buoyant shade. At Antonio Berardi, makeup artist Val Garland paired a vibrant poppy mouthagainst otherwise bare skin, while designer Roksanda Ilincic sent models down the runway with a saturated cherry-tinged stain (shown) that recalled—what else?—her own knockout trademark lip colour.’
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2. ‘This fall, your statement accessories are going to become one with your hair: J.W.Anderson’s scraped-back twists (shown) created a cool backdrop for the designer’s oversize geometric earrings; Simone Rocha’s textured waves looked best wrapped around the throatand layered with pearl necklaces; and Burberry Prorsum’s fuzzy waves were tucked into an oversize collar or scarf.’
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3. ‘When it comes to your legs, think long, lean, and gloriously bare—as demonstrated by Alexa Chung, who braved London wind and rain at Topshop Unique andChristopher Kane in a side-slit pencil skirt. Elsewhere,Naomi Campbell and Emily Ratajowski turned up front row sans tights and Cara Delevingne showed a flash of thigh between the hem of her miniskirt and the top of her over-the-knee-boot. It’s time to invest in a good leg oil—now.’
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4. ‘When it comes to no-makeup makeup, a good contour stick is your new best friend. At shows from Emilia Wickstead and Christopher Kane to Peter Pilotto, soft shading along the cheekbones and around the eyes offered up the urban girl’s answer to blush.’
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5. ‘Your blow-dryer—and your hair brush—may soon be ancient history. The Brit girl blowout reached newly rumpled heights this week, with windblown strands serving as literal inspiration on runways like Topshop Unique. Confirming its real-life wearability at Burberry Prorsum, front row guest Kate Moss infused the look with supermodel cool.’
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6. ‘It’s time to start practicing your plaits. Braid mania made a late appearance at London Fashion Week, turning up on models in Duro Olowu’s fall 2015 lookbook as cornrows and woven accents. Almost simultaneously, images from Selfridges’ pop-up braid bar, which officially opened yesterday, began popping up in our Instagram feed (including one of Suki Waterhouse’s younger sister, Maddi, in a pair of double plaits). For those on their way to Milan, the travel-friendly style suddenly seems worth considering.’
Originally posted at Vogue.com

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