If there was one stand-out hair colour on the autumn/winter 2018 catwalks, it was bold, bright red. British colourist Josh Wood dyed model Ez's hair rich garnet at Alexander Wang, created a custom scarlet hue for Songhwa Oh to close the show at Marc Jacobs and made over a handful of the models at [b]Miu Miu[/b] with a dramatic cherry hue. If you've ever considered a bold colour change but not quite had the nerve, the time is now.
A rebel spirit permeated all four fashion weeks, and manifested itself in punk-inspired eye make-up at Miu Miu, Ashley Williams and Dior, the latter of which was inspired by the youth revolts of 1968. Meanwhile at [b]Max Mara[/b], Tom Pecheux described the dramatic smoky eyes as "glam punk", whilst Sam McKnight was inspired by the post-punk era in Eighties London when styling the hair.
For autumn/winter 2018, if you're going to wear mascara, wear a lot of it. Fluttering lashes were the focus of the ultra-feminine beauty looks at [b]Givenchy[/b], Valentino and David Koma, whilst more literal takes on the classic Sixties eye were seen backstage at Moschino and Anna Sui. Pair with glowing skin and a dab of lip balm to keep the look modern.
This might be autumn make-up, but that doesn't mean it's without a bold bolt of colour. Paintbox-bright eyeshadow was on show at [b]Marni[/b], Sies Marjan and Prada, whilst eyeliner was applied to colour-match the yellow, pink and red sunglasses at Dior. Special mention goes to hot pink, yellow and green - the hues which cropped up most frequently backstage.
Executive realness was the name of the game at [b]Alexander Wang[/b], where [i]Vogue[/i] contributing beauty editor Guido Palau slicked back models' hair and [link url="http://www.vogue.co.uk/gallery/alexander-wang-autumn-winter-2018-beauty"]accessorised with an Eighties-style clip[/link] to complement the clean lines in the collection. Similarly sophisticated beauty was on show at Dion Lee and Toga, whilst the slickest side partings reigned at 3.1 Phillip Lim and Rochas.