London Fashion Week has always taken a more ‘natural’ approach when it comes to makeup and hairstyles. Hence, we were slightly taken aback when these beauty trends were presented during the week — a good type of surprise.

This season, the eyes were the main attraction on the face but complexion was kept minimal. Think bold eyeliner, glitter, graphic lines. As for hairstyles, it’s the complete opposite. Natural but doable looks that even we the common folks are able to achieve.

Here are our favourite beauty trends that we’ve spotted during London Fashion Week SS20.

Graphic liners taken to a whole new level

Left and middle: Simone Rocha. Right: Matty Bovan.

Abstract graphic liners are a pretty norm sight on the runways, but Miranda Joyce of MAC showed the world another way to use eyeliner at Matty Bovan’s show. “Deconstructed eyeliner” is the best way to describe the look. Diagonal lines cut across the outer wings of the eyes, with added sparkle on the inner corners. Simone Rocha and Victoria Beckham’s models also adopted similar eye looks.

All the way to the side

From left: Marques’Almeida, Marta Jakubowski, Ports 1961

It’s time to part ways with your middle parting and move it all the way to the side. Marques’Almeida, Ports 1961, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Victoria Beckham and Marta Jakubowski all had their models in side partings and natural-looking locks. Nothing too fancy or crazy — a workable look that anyone can work even if you’re not models, and that’s a plus point. Be sure to volumise your hair so the side parting doesn’t just lay flat on your head.

Paint the colours of sunset on your eyes

Left and middle: Mark Fast. Right: Paula Knorr.

We get the hype around neutrals, but for spring — it’s time to go bright. But these shades are not the pastels you’d normally see during spring/summer, it’s sunset on your eyes. Oranges, purples, greens, some blended together and some on its own. Mark Fast, Paula Knorr and Sharon Wauchob had their own versions of these sunset eyes on the models. But if you want to go little extra, House of Holland had their models in the same shades but with lots of glitter, lots.

Good-girl braids

Left: Erdem. Middle and right: Bora Aksu.

Braids are just one of the many hairstyles we never thought will be cool again. Erdem, Rixo and Bora Aksu made them current, and surprisingly fashionable. These were definitely not the ones we used to wear to school. Erdem took inspiration from photographer and movie actress, Tina Modotti. The models hair were brushed back over the ears and down the nape. As for Rixo, the brand incoporated cornrows along with the braids.

Jolin Lee
Senior Writer
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.