Spring 2021 Makeup Trends From the Fashion Week Runways

Disclaimer: You're going to want to copy every one.

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Spring/Summer 2021 Fashion Week looked a little different this year—but brands got creative, from the staging of their shows to the models' makeup looks. We're used to seeing Fashion Week beauty strutting down the runway, but this year it expanded to include digital shows, runways without human models, and brands releasing images without a runway at all. Even so, we were gifted some truly stellar makeup looks to drool over. Fashion Week always show off the best of the best, but this year we have the additional bonus of getting to see makeup artists being truly innovative in their presentation.

While bare-faced models were on trend this Fashion Week, many brands delivered looks that we were so excited about. From the genius minds of makeup artists like Pat McGrath, Isamaya Ffrench, and Tom Sapin, to name a few, we got to see everything from bold lips and blue lids to smokey eyes for days. Whether you're looking to mimic some everyday makeup looks or need some dramatic-eye inspo, this Fashion Week has plenty of that.

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Alice + Olivia

Jessi Butterfield used Deck of Scarlet products to bring the drama for Alice + Olivia. These intensely matte smoked-out eyes are reminiscent of Jenny Humphrey à la Gossip Girl. Incidentally, that is exactly what they were going for. Safe to say, Butterfield absolutely nailed it.

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Jason Wu

Using Jason Wu Beauty products, Diane Kendal created this simple, warm-toned eye look for Jason Wu's show. Partnered with radiant skin, courtesy of 111Skin, this look is easy to do at home for a subtle glam moment.

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LBV

For some Studio 54 glam, Charlie Riddle and Stila Cosmetics brought the glitz with this purple and blue smokey eye. Using Stila's classic liquid eyeshadows, Riddle created a look that will definitely let you stand out from the crowd.

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Prabal Gurung

This beautiful makeup look that stalked the Prabal Gurung runways is like a modern version of Edith Piaf's iconic beauty looks. With sculpted, almost architectural browns, and eyeliner-rimmed eyes, this look is sure to win some hearts.

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Gucci

Created with Gucci Beauty product, these extravagant brows made waves on the runway. To elevate the doe-eyed look, a set of lashes are applied on the lower lash-line for an intense, wide-eyed look.

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Moschino

Marie Antoinette called, and she's jealous of the Moschino runway looks. With towering wigs and elongated cat-liner, the models on the runway channeled French royalty in the best possible way.

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Saint Laurent

Using YSL Beauty products, this look is all about the lips. With monochromatic outfits and barely-there face makeup, a bold red lip makes the entire look come together.

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Isabel Marant

The ultimate in French-ness, this smokey eye is perfectly slept-in and messy. With clean skin, the dark eye look doesn't take away from the outfits, and instead looks perfectly undone.

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Savage x Fenty

Priscilla Ono, the global makeup artist for Fenty Beauty, made this look possible. Along with makeup artist Hector Espinal, they created a '90s bombshell look with bedroom eyes that made us all fall in love.

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Chanel

This smokey look was created by the brand's Global Makeup and Color Designer Lucia Pica, using Chanel Beauty eyeshadows. This blurry, hazed-out eye is the slept-in cousin of traditional smokey eye looks.

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Xuly.Bët

Makeup artist Alice Ghendrih created this clean-skin, bleached-brow look for fashion week that is no-makeup makeup with an edge. While bare-face was a trend this season, Ghendrih elevated that standard with edgy brows.

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Paco Rabanne

Legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath created this slightly blurred cat eye for the Paco Rabanne show. It's rocker chic in the best way possible.

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Hermès

The Hermès runway showed off the brand's lipsticks in a bold, classic French-girl style. Along with the red lips, a coral pink eyeliner in the waterline tied together the look with a play on monochromatic makeup.

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Christopher John Rodgers

Makeup artist Marcelo Gutierrez created this sculpted eye and pale lip using MAC Cosmetics products. A play on '60s beauty, this makeup adds dimension, giving the models a doe-eyed, exaggerated look.

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Bethany Williams

Rebecca Davenport created these bold looks for the Spring/Summer shoot. The red lip on one model and bright blue eye on another complement the brand's clothing. We can expect some bright hues in the next few months!

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Vivienne Westwood x Andreas Kronthaler

Isamaya Ffrench, the makeup artist who recently collaborated with Byredo for the brand's first makeup launch, created this look for Westwood and Kronthaler. The campy, exaggerated eyes is in contrast with the clean skin, for a look that's classic Westwood.

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Dior

Peter Philips, the Creative and Image Director for Christian Dior Makeup, created this black liner look. The edgy smokey eye contrasts with the the models' clean skin and minimal face makeup.

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Balmain

Samira Pikpo created this minimal look with a pop of color using L'Oreal products. The matte red lipstick is a bold contrast from the rest of the face, but adds an interesting element that draw our eyes to it.

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Lutz Huelle

Using MAC Cosmetics, makeup artist Tom Sapin created a bold, silver cat eye that adds some glitz and glamor to the look. The cat eye is pasted on, giving it a vibrant 3D vibe that we can all try to copy at home.

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Chloé

Pat McGrath created this lived-in smokey eye for the Chloé show, making each model look sensual and sultry. While the face remained minimal, the eyes draw in viewers and complete the look.

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Giorgio Armani

Armani Beauty products were used to create this sculpted, natural look that every girl can rock. With slightly glittery eyes, a coral pout, and flushed cheeks, this everyday look can be copied with the brand's products at home.

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Anrealage

Makeup artist Hirofumi Kera created this bright blue lip using Shiseido products for the brand's SS21 look. A bold choice, this lip is futuristic yet done in a modern way.

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Giambattista Valli

Isamaya Ffrench created this bold cat eye for the Giambattista Valli show, that adds an edgy element to the traditional clothing shapes. Whether it's for a night out, an at-home photo shoot, or you're just headed to the grocery store, this eye is easy to recreate and is sure to draw attention.

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Olivier Theyskens

This gothic, vampy look was created by Jenneke Croubels for the show. Each look is a Wednesday Adams-esque vibe that works beautifully with the professorial clothing created by Theyskens.

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Zero + Maria Cornejo

Dick Page went bold with the makeup for the Zero + Maria Cornejo shoot. This vibrant blue eye is bold enough to draw attention but also applied in a freestyle way that can be recreated at home.

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