What LAFW Runway Shows Taught Us About Beauty

When it came to makeup, the color palettes at LAFW SS19 got a little rowdy. Lipsticks were daring and sunny, or quite the opposite—peachy to accommodate heavy strokes of winged eyeliner. Cheeks glimmered and glowed.  The season also saw a proliferation of equally spirited hair—serpentine braids, wind-swept, pastel pixie dos and cotton-candy-like teased ponytails. Suffice to say, as we surveyed the fashion, we also took notes. Here are a few lessons we picked up from the runway.

Photo by Kevin R. Sheffield

Opt for one-fell-swoop drama

Sometimes, a boldly swept dash of color across the eyelids is enough to make a statement.

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Photo by Adrian Tapia and Johnathan Sutton of Blur Productions

Play around with unicorn freckles

And it’s even better when paired with fun hair.

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Photo by Adrian Tapia and Johnathan Sutton of Blur Productions

Swirl some blush on your temples

This sacred powder is not exclusively reserved for cheekbone definition.

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Photo by Kevin R. Sheffield

Don’t be afraid to get artsy with bangs

Even if that means dipping a finger in the ol’ bottle of hair gel.

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Photo by Kevin R. Sheffield

Step up your middle-part game with braids

Because you can still sport Coachella hair when it’s not Coachella.