TECHNICALLY, the shows are 'officially' about the clothes, but that doesn't mean we don't all love keeping a close eye on the hair and make-up looks evolving backstage - especially as they're setting the trends for next season. Check out some of our favourite beauty looks from the Spring/Summer 2016 shows up close and personal.

BLUE EYED BEAUTY

A key trend that not only popped up at LFW, also made an appearance at NYFW, is the blue eyeshadow (anyone else looking back at their teenage years and shuddering...?), I may have bad memories but these guys are looking like they're about to give me some new, much happier thoughts about this beauty look. 

Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou

 
Roksanda

Roksanda

Jonathon Saunders

Jonathon Saunders

PRADA DOES IT AGAIN

At Prada's show, the models mouths were painted in gold, whilst the rest of the face was left fresh and bare. The hair, fastened into a low ponytail with slick baby hairs around the forehead and temples - SWOON. 

 
 
 

PAINTED PUPILS

A slap dash paint stroke from Missoni, lipstick stripes on the lips AND eyes at Anthony Vaccarello, a graphic swoop of black beneath the brows at Fendi - the artistry of the painted look is going strong at these shows. 

 
 
 

MARNI

Marni's models were like dolls but with a twist - excessively-long-false-lashes twist, with hair lacquered at the front into a sweeping fringe across the forehead. The back, twisted into clean, neat little pigtails. Cute, kinda.  

PLAIN JANE BEAUTY'S

These lovely ladies may be looking pretty plain, but they're looking lush whilst at it. Jil Sander's girls, as always, effortlessly chic with a minimal respect, and even manages to pull off ginormous straw hats. Versace uses clever contouring, highlighting and grooming to accentuate each girls look. 

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SEQUINS, SKATEBOARDS & SMILES AT ASHISH.

Our personal favourite and the most fun collection on the catwalk by far. Ashish being the star if sequins, massively raided the dressing up box, with multicoloured sparkly sequins donning of mostly sheer, white pieces, as well as all over the hair and faces of the models. The collection gave off a super skater, teenage feel, with the models coming down the catwalk on skateboards. They were sport yet feminine, pretty and tough at the same time, with scribble like scatters of sequins dotted on everything. 

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