The "Face Flowers" Trend Is as Dreamy as It Is Crazy-Sounding

Floral face beats FTW.

If you've got a green thumb, this is the beauty trend for you. Bringing a whole new meaning to the term "flower child," blooms have been cropping up all over the spring runways. And not just on the clothes—on faces, too.

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First up at New York Fashion Week, MAC lead makeup artist James Kaliardos adorned eyes, cheekbones, clavicles, and even shoulders with wild flower petals artfully arranged in the natural contours of each feature. This was supposed to convey a "woke up in a bed of flowers" feeling according to the designer herself.

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Then, at London Fashion Week, flowers were in bloom yet again at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi for a peak "woodland fairy" effect. The models' bodies were prepped with St. Tropez Tan Enhancing Body Moisturizer, then misted with St. Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mist on the areas where the sun falls naturally to acheive a soft, healthy glow. Then, makeup artist Val Garland pressed blooms into the faces, necks, and wait for it, lips. She used M.A.C.'s Mixing Medium Shine and Duo Adhesive to keep 'em adhered.

But the runways aren't the only place we've spotted face flowers as of late. Makeup artist/goddess Violette, who also helped ignite the ear makeup trend, also took a liking to floral face beats. In a recent spread for, she tapped Flower Girl NYC for fresh flowers to spangle across the models' visages.

So there you have it—the perfect excuse to create a weekly budget for fresh flowers.

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Beauty Editor

Lauren Valenti is Vogue’s former senior beauty editor. Her work has also appeared on,, and in In Style. She graduated with a liberal arts degree from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, with a concentration on Culture and Media Studies and a minor in Journalism.