Fashion Week AW15 was all about extreme beauty: Will you be trying these trends?

Mar 12, 2015 at 4:39 a.m. ET
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Bored of your usual makeup look? Mastered the eyeliner flick and up for a new challenge? Take your pick from these Fashion Week beauty looks from Paris, Milan, London and New York. If you're brave enough…

Jacquemus, Paris

The "Doublefaced" style used on the models on the Jacquemus catwalk is the work of Berlin-based artist Sebastien Bieniek.


Photo credit: sebastianbieniek/Instagram

Rick Owens, Paris

At first glimpse it might look like a mud mask — and you wouldn't be entirely wrong. For his AW15 show in Paris, Rick Owens' beauty team applied gel face masks to the models before painting gold leaf on top.


Photo credit: Jenni Chan/Instagram

Mary Katrantzou, London

Makeup for the Mary Katrantzou show in London was inspired by dolls' faces: small, square sections of eyelashes were ironed flat then applied under the lower lashline. It's certainly a pretty easy look to copy but be prepared for people to say, "You've smudged your eye liner…"


Photo credit: Mary Katrantzou/Instagram

Marc Jacobs, New York

For his New York Fashion Week show Marc Jacobs went with gothic-style makeup: washed out faces and thick, dark, sloping brows.


Photo credit: Marc Jacobs Beauty/Instagram

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House of Holland, London

House of Holland had a gothic vibe going on too. We reckon we could nail this makeup look. Or let some nursery kids loose on our faces with a black marker…


Photo credit: House of Holland/Instagram

Eudon Choi, London

With makeup this arty you really would want to walk around with your eyes closed. Note the big, bushy brows as well — a definite makeup trend running throughout all four Fashion Weeks.


Photo credit: Eudon Choi/Instagram

Simone Rocha, London

Where are those nursery kids? It was face painting meets high fashion at Simone Rocha's London show, where some of the embroidered flowers on the models' gowns appeared to have migrated onto their faces.


Photo credit: Simone Rocha/Instagram

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Dora Abodi, Paris

Transylvanian designer Dora Abodi paired her quirky clothes with smudged eyes, embellishments and lip scars.


Photo credit: Dora Abodi/Instagram

Marko Mitanovski, London

A lick of black paint and you'll be ready to hit the town à la the models on the catwalk for Serbian designer Marko Mitanovski at London Fashion Week.


Photo credit: Marko Mitanovski/Instagram

Sophia Webster, London

Chalk-white faces were big at Sophia Webster, some covered in black dots, which certainly went with the show's "Freak Like Me" theme. Don't think this would be the easiest look to pull off doing your weekly supermarket shop.

Sophia Webster at London Fashion Week

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London Fashion Week: Sophia Webster makeup

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Giamba, Milan

One of our favourite extreme beauty looks came from Giamba's show at Milan Fashion Week. Barely-there makeup with only a few strategically placed tattoos. Go on — paint a tiny heart above your eyebrow and see if anyone thinks it's real. You rebel.

Giamba at Milan Fashion Week

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