Best Runway Beauty Trends of 2022

As the year slowly winds down, we’re looking back to our favourite beauty trends from the Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter runways of 2022! This year was the full return of in-person runway shows which only meant that the beauty looks were bigger and better than ever. From timeless classics to theatrical homages, here are our favourite beauty trends for 2022.

 

Chanel SS22

Chanel pulled at our millennial heartstrings as their SS22 showing was filled with flashbacks to the 80s, 90s and the 2000s. Their youthful ode to the past saw the return of 90s-esque chunky hair clips, chic headbands and textures bows. Make-up genius Tom Pecheux lent his creative flair to the show, reintroducing the trademark ‘supermodel skin’ that was prominent in the 90s—essentially a light peach flush with subtle sculpting, a kiss of burgundy on the eyes and a healthy dose of glow.

 

Valentino AW22

Thanks to Valentino’s incredible Pink PP collection, there has not been a shortage of pink on this season’s runways. One of the hottest trending hues, this electric pink is fun, flirty and a statement maker. As bright as the clothes were at Valentino, they didn’t hold back with their make-up either with models wearing large, striking elongated winged eyeshadow. 

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YSL SS22

With models hidden behind futuristic shades at Saint Laurent, the red lip proved yet again why it’s so effective. A true icon, the red lip is timeless and something any woman can rely on when they need an added confidence boost. Also paying homage to the home of Saint Laurant, nothing defines parisian beauty more than a sexy, confident crimson pout. However, make-up artist Karin Westerlund has been tight-lipped on the exact hypnotic shade used in the show! Ever since the collection debuted, we’ve been on the hunt to crack the code but she’s still keeping the exact colour to herself—hopefully revealing it soon.

 

Dior AW22

Complimenting Maria Grazia Chiuri’s futuristic vision of her A/W ‘22 collection, creative and image director of Christian Dior Makeup Peter Philips, followed suit. Complementing the vivid colours and high-tech feel of the show, Philips gives each model a pop of metallic silver on the inner corners of the eyes. With the rest of the complexion fairly muted, it allows for the shiny hue to really stand out on the face. Philips achieved this look by using a flat brush and pushing the silver shadow into the inner corner. He then takes a Q-tip to clean up and soften the shadow so it won’t appear too harsh. A look that’s very achievable beyond the runway, he uses the Dior Backstage Custom Eye Palette in 001 Universal Neutral to create this exact look.

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Gucci AW22

Alessandro Michele opens the window to his reality of retro glamour and vintage athleisure this A/W season. Presented in a space that resembles a hall of mirrors, it’s the beauty looks that do just that—mirroring the striking hues and bold silhouettes of the new collection. Concentrating most of the look on the eyes, these designs are not for the faint hearted and do require some practice. The cobalt bejewelled outline of the eye is avant-garde and gorgeous but may not be the most practical. To make it more wearable, we suggest omitting the jewels first and work with the play on colour, or if you can’t get over the jewels, how about sticking one on either the inner or outer corner of the eye for a subtle sparkle. 

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Louis Vuitton AW22

Embodying the youthful essence of Nicolas Ghesquière’s A/W story, the make-up at Louis Vuitton was casual, cool and chic. The barely there look was on full display with models donning simple complexions with ever so soft brushing of blush and a light tint of colour on the lips. It successfully added that air of youthfulness and innocence that Ghesquière wanted to achieve through his designs. The rule of thumb is always ‘less is more’ when it comes to achieving a barely there look. Sticking to cream or liquid formulas will also add a tinge of glow and dewiness to your complexion, elevating that youthful aura.