While beauty on the New York runways stood out for its range of clean faces and bold eye makeup, the looks in London, Milan, and Paris focused on defining beauty. After seasons full of bleached brows on the runway, bold, strong brows were the center of attention. Makeup artist Pat McGrath dyed arches in pastels at Balenciaga, and she layered on eye shadow for definitive shape at Valentino. Hair took on new heights, and practically stood up by itself, as seen with Karl Lagerfeld's beehives by Odile Gilbert and Guido Palau's giant chignons at Prada. And if it wasn't tall, it was slicked back in severe, dramatic ways. Jil Sander and Thierry Mugler both tried stiff ponytails, while Issey Miyake and Max Mara shellacked the side part. Makeup artists didn’t just exaggerate eyes with a stroke of shadow this season, either. Jean Paul Gaultier painted stripes of liner on eyes for a Nordic look, and Chanel's Peter Philips dabbed black cream for an inky, paint-inspired eye. Make sure to pick your favorite red this fall, too, as sexy, glossy red pouts reminiscent of Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love" video showed up at Dolce & Gabbana, Dsquared2, and Givenchy, among others. And, as a notable mention, the Gareth Pugh show featured the most interesting manicures of the season. See all the looks in the slideshow.
Strong Brows — Alberta Ferretti
Makeup artist Lucia Pieroni used gray eye shadow to fill in the brows at Alberta Ferretti.
Strong Brows — Ann Demeulemeester
Ann Demeulemeester emphasized brows with sharp lines.
Strong Brows — Balenciaga
Pat McGrath was behind the sorbet-colored eyebrows at Balenciaga, which were bleached first and then covered with green, blue, orange, and light-pink paints. She also left some brows natural.
Strong Brows — Gucci
Pat McGrath filled brows with pencil and powder at Gucci.
Strong Brows — Leonard
Leonard's perfect arches.
Strong Brows — Marni
At Marni, makeup artist Tom Pecheux kept brows bold with shades of brown.
Strong Brows — Nathan Jenden
Nathan Jenden painted brows for a severe look, which matched the glossy black lips.
Strong Brows — Prada
Pat McGrath painted arches using CoverGirl's Line Exact Liquid Eyeliner (only $13.95) at Prada.
Strong Brows — RM by Roland Mouret
The brushed, clean brows at the RM by Roland Mouret show.
Strong Brows — Valentino
Pat McGrath was also responsible for the strong brows at Valentino, where she emphasized the arches with a sweep of brown eye shadow on the browbone.
Strong Brows — John Galliano
John Galliano's over-the-top look brought out the only runway appearance of a unibrow.
Eye Makeup Is More Than Shadow — Chanel
At Chanel, Peter Philips dabbed black cream eyeliner onto models' lids for a paint-inspired, inky look.
Eye Makeup Is More Than Shadow — Gaspard Yurkievich
At Gaspard Yurkievich, purple shadows stretched to the brow bone, green glitter lined the corners of the eyes, and orange paint highlighted the brows and under the eye.
Eye Makeup Is More Than Shadow — Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier extended the nomadic theme of his collection to the makeup, painting smudged stripes of liner on models' faces for a modern Nordic look.
Eye Makeup Is More Than Shadow — Giorgio Armani
At Giorgio Armani, Linda Cantello stenciled burgundy and gray arcs below the eyebrows for a two-tone design.
Eye Makeup Is More Than Shadow — Guy Laroche
Dark liner paired with glimmering gold paint framed the eyes at Guy Laroche.
Eye Makeup Is More Than Shadow — Les Copains
At Les Copains, dark lines filled in the crease to create a graphic look.
Eye Makeup Is More Than Shadow — Miu Miu
The eyes at Miu Miu featured a burst of color, as the orange and purple eye makeup by Pat McGrath gave the models a bold look.
Eye Makeup Is More Than Shadow — Giambattista Valli
Makeup artist Val Garland painted dashes of white and black liner under the eye and above the cheekbone for a sixties style twist at Giambattista Valli.
Eye Makeup Is More Than Shadow —Wunderkind
The bleached eyebrows and winter-white mascara lent the models at Wunderkind a snow-dusted look.
Eye Makeup Is More Than Shadow —Yohji Yamamoto
Yohji Yamamoto gave Pat Mcgrath the words "lunar beauty" to help dream up the look for his fall show.
Eye Makeup Is More Than Shadow — Yves St. Laurent
At Yves Saint Laurent, rosy shadow was paired with navy liner, proving that a color liner can really make a difference.
Hair Takes on New Heights — Christian Dior
Orlando Pita did a dramatic-yet-romantic tease in every direction at Christian Dior.
Hair Takes on New Heights — Fendi
Sam McKnight created soft, boyish pompadours at Fendi.
Hair Takes on New Heights —Giles Deacon
The tall, balloonlike bouffants at Giles Deacon.
Hair Takes on New Heights —Issa
Hairstylists Malcolm Edwards and Barney Martin sculpted the soaring, stiff updos at Issa.
Hair Takes on New Heights —Karl Lagerfeld
Odile Gilbert added extra height with tidy, mile-high beehives at the Karl Lagerfeld show, and topped the look with vinyl/latex headbands.
Hair Takes on New Heights — Nina Ricci
Redken's Guido Palau shaped the voluminous manes at Nina Ricci to create a feminine look.
Hair Takes on New Heights —Prada
Giant chignons appeared at Prada, which were inspired by classic French hairdressing. Hairstylist Guido Palau attained the look by stuffing a foam doughnut beneath each updo and molding hair around it.
Hair Takes on New Heights — Rochas
Teased tresses and elaborate poufs at Rochas.
Hair Takes on New Heights —Sass & Bide
Sass & Bide's textured tall updos featured extra height in the front.
Red Lips — Dolce & Gabbana
Red pouts added even more sexiness to Dolce & Gabbana's collection.
Red Lips — Dsquared2
Gordon Espinet of M.A.C. Cosmetics went for a dramatic look at Dsquared2, pairing a smoky eye with intense cherry lips.
Red Lips — Gianfranco Ferré
Makeup artist Peter Philips used Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Gabrielle at the Gianfranco Ferré show.
Red Lips — Givenchy
Pat McGrath dusted pouts with glitter at Givenchy, which matched the garnet eye shadow and liner.
Red Lips — Jenny Packham
Jenny Packham tried a matte version of the hue.
Red Lips — Just Cavalli
Sparkling ruby lips punched up otherwise bare faces at Just Cavalli. And it appears the makeup team painted outside the lines for an extra striking look.
Red Lips — Karl Lagerfeld
Nadine Luke, director of makeup artistry at M.A.C. Cosmetics, swiped on M.A.C.'s popular lipstick named Lady Danger for a crimson pout at Karl Lagerfeld, and then slicked it with Clear Lipglass for a glossy finish.
Red Lips — Maison Martin Margiela
Tousled hair and smudged lipstick gave Maison Martin Margiela's models a carefully undone look.
Red Lips — Moschino
The clean faces at Moschino were offset by clean crimson lips.
Red Lips — Sophia Kokosalaki
Vibrant pouts and clean skin were a standout look at Sophia Kokosalaki.
Red Lips — Versus
Orange-red lips commanded attention at Versus.
Severe Slickbacks —Basso & Brooke
The parted updo at Basso & Brooke featured a different kind of bun — it looked more like a rectangular roll.
Severe Slickbacks — Dsquared2
Sam McKnight looked like he channeled Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love" video with the slick, pulled-back style at Dsquared2.
Severe Slickbacks — Etro
Tight ballerina buns appeared on the Etro runway.
Severe Slickbacks — Gianfranco Ferré
Like Dsquared2, Gianfranco Ferré's intense look featured a brushed-back style slicked with gel.
Severe Slickbacks — Gareth Pugh
Don't get distracted by the black paint — Gareth Pugh's pulled locks into an updo that twisted in the back.
Severe Slickbacks — Issey Miyake
Issey Miyake didn't just slick hair back into buns — stylists also twirled hair into flowers.
Severe Slickbacks — Jenny Packham
Jenny Packham's slick, funky style featured a French braid that wrapped around a ballerina bun.
Severe Slickbacks — Jil Sander
The hair at Jil Sander was tight and glossy, but managed to look less severe with soft makeup.
Severe Slickbacks — Max Mara
Max Mara tried another version of the slick-braid look by parting hair on the side and tucking the French braid under itself in the back.
Severe Slickbacks — Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney's minimalist look featured a side part that swept tresses back into a simple, chic ponytail, created by hairstylist Eugene Souleiman.
Severe Slickbacks — Miu Miu
Guido Palau tied orange, magenta, and platinum extensions to ponytails at Miu Miu.
Severe Slickbacks — Rick Owens
Crimped hair was slicked back at Rick Owens.
Severe Slickbacks — Thierry Mugler
Stiff ponytails at Thierry Mugler.
Severe Slickbacks — Valentino
Hairstylist Luigi Murenu wanted to create a look that people could do on their own at Valentino, which meant side parts with hair slicked back and swept into a loose bun.
Notable Mention — Gareth Pugh
The nail extensions at the Gareth Pugh show featured patterns and small black chains dripping over the ends of acrylic nails. Try asking for that at Dashing Diva.
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