Le Défilé Catwalk Show at Paris Fashion Week

As for runway beauty, it is a form of individual expression that has always been perceived in second hand to garments. But not during this Paris Fashion Week.

At Champs-Élysées, the street of holy shopping meccas, L’Oréal Paris held a fashion-beauty show not only for the fashion elite by invitations only, but for the public beholders, including eager teens, curious tourists, and fashion and beauty lovers alike.

Bringing backstage beauty to the front for the first time in fashion week history was one fascinating deed, but what made the Le Défilé catwalk show of noteworthy remark was the inclusiveness in model casting, and the outrageously fun and creative statement looks created by leading makeup artist Val Garland.

Energy of a high-intensity similar to electricity hovered in the crisp Autumn air when men and women of all sizes, ages and ethnicities ruthlessly conquered the runway; From Jane Fonda to Grace Bol, Maria Borges, Helen Mirren, Iskra Lawrence, Liya Kebede and Vincent Lacrocq.

70 makeup looks were divided in beguile themes; Arty Beauty, Girl Boss, Rad Romance, Street Grrrl, Casual and Glamour, and conveyed a munificent mix of immodest colours on lips, lids and even eyebrows.


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Their canvases were not restricted to what made their livelihood back in the 90’s, but also what made them acquire notoriety. These five supermodels were on constant display on TV screens, billboards, ad campaigns and magazine covers alike, and with their own set of diverse looks and individual personalities, they were the it-models that made it big. These women not only reigned the fashion scene with their own unique appearances, but they were also the ones who brought the word “supermodel” to life.

Linda Evangelista

Linda Evangelista. -not sure if I could play off, but love the hair

In the 90’s, Evangelista was the ultimate beauty chameleon when it came to hair. The bob cut that literally paved the way for a successful modelling career remained her signature hair style. Only thing updated was the length and colour of it, ranging from black and platinum blonde to caramel brown and bright red.

For that boyishly sexy and ruffled texture, apply Bumble and bumble Texture Hair Undressing Creme and comb it through the hair before drying. That tousled, undone effect can be styled and maintained for days with Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo. If a sleek bob is more appealing, try Shea Hair Cream from Hamadi Organics. This nourishing styling product has been Linda’s go-to hair styling essential for over a decade.

Claudia Schiffer

Claudia Schiffer 90s grunge, brown matte lipstick. This is maybe a way to do it now in 2014

A pretty smile, sky blue eyes and shiny blonde waves made this German beauty quickly gain supermodel status. Schiffer has always been a natural beauty, keeping makeup to the minimum besides from her signature kohl-rimmed eyes combined with perfect brows and natural lips.

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell with Coke can hair rollers, 1991.

Naomi’s exotic looks have grazed hundreds of covers, with highlights in her career being the first ever black model to appear on the covers of British and French Vogue. Her hip-grazing, raven black mane that could fool anyone into thinking it’s made from the smoothest of satins, is the look that gained her iconic status.

Achieve those high-maintenance, straight lengths by using ghd Classic 1 Inch Styler followed by Ouai Hair Oil to beat the frizz out of the hair, leaving it with a super glossy finish. Additionally, Jen Atkin advises to double up on hydration by using the oil as a nourishing overnight mask. Simply work it in before bed time and rinse in the morning.

Cindy Crawford

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The American super model’s birthmark above her upper lip might be her signature beauty mark, but her voluminous waves, flawless skin and mesmerizing eye look are a lot easier to recreate.

In order to get Crawford’s full-on glamorous locks, it’s best to drop by a blowout bar. To make it last for up to three days, the super model uses Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, which builds an incredible volume and sultry texture.

Her Makeup Must-Haves

Christy Turlington

Christy Turlington by Steven Meisel.

No one embraces the minimalistic approach to makeup quite as Turlington. She is a firm believer of the ‘less is more’ statement, taking good care of her skin and sticking to a simple makeup look consisting of a solid concealer, full-effect mascara and nude lipstick; a fail-proof combo that is.



Summer beauty is… 

A distinctive scent of delicious coconut, or an appealing mix of pleasant citrus blends

Skin that’s been caressed and kissed by the sun, yielded with a satiny-soft texture and feel 

A lustre that’s natural and glowing, a complexion sculpted with feather-light brush strokes

Voluptous lips in vibrant nuances, silky hair strands and a flawlessly painted canvas, glossy and effortless in its ways 

MAC Pearlmatte Face Powder


Actualize your beauty dreams with MAC’s Fruity Juicy Summer Collection. Blush up and highlight with the Pearlmatte Face Powder for a satiny and textured feel, and pearly glow.

Find it here: MAC Pearlmatte Face Powder

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray


Sexy beach waves, immaculate texture and immortalized volume… Who could say no to that?! Become one with the ocean’s untamed waves and the salty sea air with Bumble and Bumble’s Salt Spray; the original salt spray that enhances texture, provides moisture, and adds elasticity, lustre and keeps hair manageable.

Find it here: Salt Spray

Blur Stick


They don’t call it a blur stick for nothing… Blur out fine lines, uneven skin tone and imperfections while minimizing pores and adding that irresistible glow. MILK MAKEUP’s Blur Stick is free from damaging silicones, parabens, sulfates and phthalates, making this vegan makeup product a safe win-win in the quest towards a natural summer makeup look.

Find it here: Blur Stick

Naked Heat Palette


Create some seriously burning heat in your makeup look with Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Eye Shadow Palette! These 12 highly-pigmented and dangerously gorgeous nuances awaken the passion in anyone!

Recommended use: At any occassion where you wish to turn heads and attain awe-inspiring glances!

Find it here: Naked Heat Palette


Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer 



Shopping summer beauty essentials on a budget? If the makeup bag only fits one more produt, make it this one! Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer is a highlighter in a serum, meaning it’s basically a summer day’s light in a bottle. This high-concentrate fluid is the ultimate source of light if you’re chasing that impeccably sun-kissed radiance.

Find it here: Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer 

Bronzed ‘N’ Sculpted Set

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The perfect Honolulu tan is within reach thanks to Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzed ‘N’ Sculpted Set! Get to work and enhance an already existent sun-kissed complexion with a deeper, luxurious tan that will have you looking like you just arrived from a tropical island. This incomparable bronzing set consists of a matte bronzer, a contour stick and a cream-to-powder highlighter… All there is left to do now is to sculpt away!

Find it here: Bronzed ‘N’ Sculpted Set

Blush Trio


As seen in picture: Peachy Love

Heaven has arrived on earth in shape of an exotic blush trio from Anastasia Beverly Hills. From Cocktail Party, Berry Adore and Pink Passion to Peachy Love and Pool Party, these 5 blush palettes add an unrivalled intensity to any summer makeup look.

Find it here: Blush Trio

Le Rouge Sculpt Two-Tone Lipstick


Double up on contour and pigment for the lips with Givenchy Le Rouge Sculpt Two-Tone Lipstick. The lighter core shade highlights the centre of the lips while the deeper shade contours the edges. The lipstick comes in 5 divine shades, from bright coral and brick red to shocking pink and hot fuchsia.

Find it here: Le Rouge Sculpt Two-Tone Lipstick

Orchid Soleil Eau de Parfum


Transport your mind to a remote island with Tom Ford Orchid Soleil Eau de Parfum, where lovely floral notes blend with sweet vanilla, and crisp and spicy elements to come together in this sensual summer mixture. You’re officially one spray away from your dream destination.

Find it here: Orchid Soleil Eau de Parfum


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