12 Show-Stopping Beauty Looks From Paris Haute Couture Week

Colorful makeup is having a major moment.

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The best of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2022's beauty looks.
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Haute Couture Week never fails to impress, but this year’s bold use of makeup truly stole the shows. From pink eyeshadow to plum lips and feather lashes, read on for the best of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2022’s beauty moments.

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Vibrant Orange

Greek designer Celia Kritharioti’s models donned a plethora of polychrome makeup looks, like this orange eyeshadow — blended with yellow on the inner corners and white along the lower lash line — and matching tangerine peach lips.

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Plum Pouts

Dutch fashion house Viktor + Rolf paired its models’ deep plum lipstick shades with dramatic magenta cheeks, creating a striking and doll-like aesthetic.

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White Lines

French luxury house Christian Dior had its models walk the runway in brilliant white eyeliner on just their lower lash lines. To complement the minimalist look, it was paired with a delicate hint of matching shadow atop their eyes.

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Magenta Vision

This head-turning look, seen at French designer Jean Paul Gaultier’s show, embodies everything Paris Haute Couture week is about: Bold, bright, and avant-garde, the modern magenta makeup sets the scene for an exciting year in beauty.

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Seeing Red

While Gaultier’s previous look was more radical, other models’ makeup pulled inspiration from classic beauty trends. This siren red lipstick, complemented by the model’s minimalist makeup, is a prime example.

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Cat-Eye Couture

Chanel did what it does best: It took something as classically beautiful as cat-eye liner and made it even more spectacular. The’s models walked the runway in sensational smoky eyes with double-winged eyeliner, giving the Euphoria cast a run for its money.

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Golden Glam

This brilliantly eye-catching glam from French designer Alexis Mabille’s show truly evokes the essence of couture fashion. Different lustrous gold tones, hand-drawn on in perfectly geometric lines, frame the model’s eyes, making a fashion statement all on their own.

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Pretty In Pink

Another iconic look from the Celia Kritharioti runway? This perfectly pink moment: Some models wore bold pink eyeshadow paired with matching pink lips and heart stickers to make for the ultimate Valentine’s Day vibe.

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Gemstone Accents

At Italian fashion house Fendi’s Haute Couture show, models’ faces were bedazzled in opulent jewels and gems. There was no further makeup needed, though we definitely foresee an uptick in sparkly face accessories in the year ahead (see also: Euphoria).

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Chic Shimmer

Valentino’s show turned to subtle but still incredibly chic makeup looks, such as this elegantly lustrous glam. Models wore shiny lip gloss along with dark and smoky eyeliner.

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Monochromatic Pink

Spanish designer Juana Martin adorned her models’ faces in delicate baby pink, matching the eyes, cheekbones, and lips in the romantic shade for a monochromatic look.

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Feather Lashes

Valentino did not hold back when it came to making a statement with this look: Some of its models wore moody mauve lipsticks and actual black feathers extending outwards from their thick black eyeliner.

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