As the haute couture fall/winter 2022 shows come to a close, the week’s impact is far from over—least of all within the beauty realm. For alongside the breathtaking ensembles presented by names including Chanel, Giambattista Valli and Stéphane Rolland, is a bevy of make-up, hair and nail moments that are perfect for taking off—beyond the runways and into our own statement-making beauty arsenals this season.
Clean and dewy skin was par for the course, though not without exception: see, the iridescent layer of glittering flakes for the face at Elie Saab as well as the fuchsia-powdered cheeks spotted at Viktor & Rolf. Meanwhile, lips appeared to do all the talking in the most stunning way possible. Look to the pillar-box red favoured by Schiaparelli or just-bitten berry worn at Alexis Mabille for vivid proof. That’s not to mention the appearance of pillowy “gym lips”, in their TikTok-trending state, at Zuhair Murad—see how to recreate the plumping effect below.
Some of the boldest statements made at the shows were in the form of hairdos, eye detail, and even exaggerated nails. For hair, braids were big—literally, in the case of Giambattista Valli’s in-ponytail plait—while more minimally, cool girl waves at Chanel screamed summer effortlessness. Gaze-enhancing highlights included Viktor&Rolf’s highlighter pink lashes and the press-on gems which finished off a smoky eye at Armani Privé. In the nail department, Iris van Herpen reigned supreme with their larger-than-life appliqués, bringing new meaning to the term ‘statement nails’.
For that added inspo to your everyday make-up game, see more below for Vogue Singapore’s curation of the most stunning beauty moments as seen at the haute couture 2022 shows.
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The bigger-is-better hair bow that has long been beloved by Chanel is a sure-fire way to inject your look with chic playfulness.
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There’s always merit in wavy locks. Follow suit and evoke a summery, seawater-touched mane.
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The legendary Pat McGrath conjured up striking glamour for Schiaparelli—presenting the perfect picture of vintage beauty: of a bold red lip and smoky winged eye.
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Iris van Herpen
At Iris van Herpen, a combination of glittering eye appliqués and trending bleached brows made the ultimate statement, alongside the futuristic theme of the collection. That’s not to mention the face-framing braids.
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Iris van Herpen
Steal any show with overstated nail appliqués that dress up an otherwise classic manicure.
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Armani Privé exhibited luxe cyberpunk, by accessorising a shimmering smoky eye with stick-on gems.
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As seen at Zuhair Murad, recreate the trending “gym lips” look at home by overlining your lips with a nude liner that matches your natural colour, and topping it off with a balm.
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The brief was clear at Fendi: clean, flawless skin accentuated subtly with a silver lining over the lids.
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Two was better than one, in the case of eyeliner shapes at Giambattista Valli. Case in point: the eye socket outline detail and double-flicked wing on display.
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Not your typical minimal braid detail, this plait within a ponytail is foolproof to drawing attention to healthy locks.
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On the runways at Elie Saab, a sheer dusting of metallic flakes across the face imparted an air of enchantment.
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Alexis Mabille proved berry is sometimes, best—coat your pout in the shade for a dose of vamp.
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Finish an elegant updo with liberal embellishment for a regal touch.
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Defy the oft-regarded limits of a traditional smoky eye by sweeping colour in broad strokes from temple to temple.
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A tridimensional take on vivid colour is where it’s at for Viktor&Rolf, with a glossy red lip accompanying icy blue shadow and rose-coated lashes.
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For a dramatic flush, swipe candy-coloured hues of pink across your cheeks and below your brows.