London Fashion Week catwalks are full of beautiful clothes and accessories, but it’s not just about the designer outfits. There’s a whole lot of work behind the hair and beauty look too. In the same way that the clothes are designed from an idea, the LFW hair and makeup is also drawn from an inspiration, created into a concept and then brought to life by skilled stylists and makeup artists. We went backstage at Fashion Week to meet with the experts and the creators behind our favourite LFW beauty looks.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Celebrities spotted at Haute Couture Fashion WeekFashion Week: Every moment worth knowing about Celebrities at Fashion Week: All the FROW action
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If there’s one thing we like about Christmas and the festive season, it’s the fact that we get to douse ourselves in head-to-toe sparkle without a second thought. Glitter is a permanent fixture when it comes to festive makeup ideas but with a whole season of shimmer ahead, beware you don’t get stuck in a sparkle rut. Glittery eyes, glittery lips, glittery skin – there’s a whole world of glitter to be playing with.Good news for those who still associate glitter with arts and crafts at school rather than chic Christmas beauty looks, there are still plenty of ways to get glam without the glue. Forget feeling like a DIY disco ball, we’ve found 10 simple, sophisticated ways to wear glitter this season. And there’s very little glitter glue involved. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:The game-changing fragrances set to shake up your signature scentFragrance gifts: Perfume and colognes to buy this Christmas Benefit is recalling this bestselling beauty product
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Is your face ready for the festive season? In the same way that we switch from t-shirts to woolly jumpers, your skin and beauty routine need seasonal swaps, too. Winter skin has different needs to your summer body and it’s important to reflect this in your make-up bag. Which beauty products do we need to keep, change or upgrade though? It’s not just about swapping sun cream for lip balm. Some skincare steps are still essential in both summer and winter. Here’s everything you need to know about updating your beauty routine for winter. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Holly Willoughby reveals her surprising Halloween beauty lookThe best moisturisers under £50The best ways to fake a tan now summer is officially over
If we only had to pick one skincare product to take on a desert island, it would be moisturising cream.Moisturiser is essential for any skin type – even the oily ones. Especially with cold weather on the way, choosing your daily moisturiser is like choosing your daily armour. It’s the protective barrier between your skin and the elements, and keeps skin hydrated and supple. With the right face cream, you can create a healthy glow, smooth out dry bits and even reduce the appearance of fine lines. The best face cream doesn’t have to be expensive either. Improved product development means that the latest formulations are now available without the cheap filler ingredients and, more importantly, without the high-end price tag. For winter skin, our faces may be more prone to sensitivity and will need serious hydration. Here are our top picks for the best moisturisers under £50. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:‘Facekinis’ are the latest beauty trend in ChinaThe best ways to fake a tan now summer is officially overGlamorous grandmother credits urine facial for her youthful looks
The summer weather is finally on its way out but if you’re desperate to maintain your holiday tan, there are several ways to fake a tan without the sun. The best self-tanning products on the market are far superior to the streaky, bronzing creams and mitts that used to be the go-to for DIY fake tan products.However with so many tanning products available, you might be wondering what’s the best fake tan product to use. Fortunately, whether you’re new to self-tanning or looking for the latest to try at home, there’s a method and a product for everyone. Read our beauty tips and recommendations for the best faux glow of your life. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Best 2017 beauty advent calendars for men and women’80s eyeshadow is back, at least according to Chanel’s Paris showPhotographer captures the diverse beauty of women around the world
Usually London Fashion Week coverage focuses on the clothes, but if you’re more of a make-up fan then you’re probably more interested in the hair and beauty looks. When it comes to trying the latest trend, catwalk shows are a constant source of inspiration. The only difference is that we don’t all have a team of professional make-up artists and hair stylists at home.Fortunately, we’ve caught up with the experts backstage at London Fashion Week to find out how they achieved their catwalk creations and, more importantly, the hero products they used so we can recreate the style ourselves at home.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:How London Fashion Week is luring the biggest names in the gameOne to watch: Is Bora Aksu the next big label to come out of London Fashion Week?Models sent to walk the plank at Alexa Chung favourite House of Holland
Founded 20 years ago, Anya Hindmarch was the first accessories designer to have an on-schedule London Fashion Week show. Her catwalk shows are well known for their cinematic production and her SS18 show today featured a giant light-up house to present her collection, inspired by suburbia.Hindmarch sent her models out in an array of punchy colours and textures – mostly shades of blue and coral pink, with opulent, quilted textures seen in a range of outerwear and nappa leather bags.Fun bag accessories, which we predict eager fashionistas will snap up, also put in an appearance – most notably cutesy fluffy cat charms.Here’s a look at the best of Anya Hindmarch sets over the past few seasons.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:How London Fashion Week is luring the biggest names in the gameOne to watch: Is Bora Aksu the next big label to come out of London Fashion Week?London Fashion Week SS18 kickstarts with talks of optimism in the face of Brexit
Compared to its Fashion Week counterparts, London Fashion Week is often known for being a bit more edgy and sometimes controversial. London often pushes the boundaries with its fashion-forward looks but Central Martin’s graduate Bora Aksu has been showing us beautiful, wearable clothes since his LFW debut in 2003.His latest SS18 collection, inspired by a bohemian noblewoman, was a collection of soft and feminine fabrics with romantic-leaning yet bold silhouettes. Ruffles and lace trims in an array of striking pastels and monochrome were visually stunning and highly covetable.With beautiful ladylike touches, like lace gloves and netted socks, what really sets Bora Aksu apart is the fact that every piece is supremely wearable. Tiered dresses with tulle and lace trims, matching two-pieces and geometric stripes, we struggled to pick our favourite look after the notable Bora Aksu crowns, updated this season with bold crystals.Pared-back beauty was the perfect compliment to such an intricate collection, with only a flush of colour worn high on the cheekbones and floaty, candyfloss hair.Whilst it wouldn’t look out of place on the red carpet, the SS18 collection was full of pieces perfect for occasionwear. With mid-tier pricepoints, we predict that this collection will be the new Self-Portrait. Something to line up for wedding season next year perhaps?Should high-fashion be wearable, or do you expect it to be more avant-garde and inspirational?Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:How London Fashion Week is luring the biggest names in the gameTeatum Jones makes the case for diversity with amputee modelsLondon Fashion Week SS18 kickstarts with talks of optimism in the face of Brexit
Relaxing beach holidays are normally long-haul destinations which require 10 days, or they come with a noisy, tourist hub which are more about drinking & dancing than rest & relaxation. Enter the spa-cation, a holiday purely centered on relaxation and calm. With more people focusing on health and wellness, there’s a rising trend in spa-cations but what actually is a spa-cation other than some new made up word?
It’s the time of year where the world’s most stylish fashionistas descend upon California’s Coachella Valley for two weekends of music, dancing and beautiful, festival outfits. Possibly more famous for its style & VIP attendance rather than its artist lineup, all eyes are on the annual music festival for the latest in fashion and beauty trends.It’s not all floral crowns and boho braids though: this year we’ve gone through the best of Coachella festival beauty and we’re seeing colour being used in more creative ways, whether it’s glitter body paint or candyfloss coloured curls.Kylie Jenner’s wet look hair and Alessandra Ambrosio’s face gems were big beauty hits – and there are lots of other looks to get excited about. The good news is while many (OK, practically all) of the celebrities in attendance will have had professional makeup artists on hand, you can easily recreate all of these styles at home. Here’s how.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Space buns are the only way to wear your hair this festival seasonAriel Winter rocks long pink tresses at CoachellaFor hair as dreamy as the photos, it was not a surprise to see candyfloss hues at Coachella. Paired with dark roots, this colour looked great in the Californian sun.[Photo:demiamorleigh/Instagram] This three sided nail file by Nails Inc will have your short nails perfectly shaped, from all angles. After you’ve shaped them, use the white side to smooth out any ridges and seal the edge.Buy here Buy here If you can’t find the exact shaped sticker that you’re looking for, try this clever stencil and glitter combo. There’s a range of different sized stencil designs but we love the stars the most. Try lining them up in size order, out of the corner of your eyes.Buy here
In an ideal world, we’d like to maintain a healthy lifestyle whilst also eating and drinking as we want but finding a balance can be difficult – especially if you’re lacking in self discipline and partial to a glass of wine. Is it even possible to go out to a bar and have a healthy option? Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as just avoiding alcohol, there are also plenty of hidden ingredients that we didn’t even know existed in our food.
The latest beauty trend certainly has us wondering if something fishy is going on. If you’ve ever wondered how to get smooth, glowing skin, the hottest thing in skincare right now is caviar. Known more for blinis and bubbles rather than moisturiser and makeup, caviar is essentially the eggs of fish. With pricey, high end brands like La Prairie harnessing its power for decades, the benefits of caviar used to be seen as a luxury but the secret is out and we’re seeing caviar skincare available for all budgets.Why is caviar so good for you?Shona Wilkinson, nutritionist at SuperfoodUK.com, explains “”Fish eggs naturally contain large amounts of beneficial vitamins, minerals and nutrients, as they are mean to nourish and feed an embryo. They are also naturally high in zinc which is required for normal hair, skin and nails, and for this reason is hailed as one of the most important nutrients for beauty.”“Caviar is the ultimate anti-ageing treatment”, agrees Christian Breton, Founder of Christian BRETON, “Rich in vitamins and amino acids, it provides round-the-clock hydration whilst also reducing sagging, increasing firmness, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and eliminating puffiness and dark under-eye circles.”There’s not just one type of of caviar used in skincare though. Caviar could mean any non-fertilised fish egg. The majority is sturgeon but eggs of other fish, like salmon, could also be marketed as caviar and may account for cheaper products available.There’s a reason why caviar is often found in anti ageing products and eye creams. “Caviar feeds the skin with essential proteins, carbohydrates and fatty acids that help build up the neuro-transmitters in the skin that are responsible for firming muscle tone” explains Christian. “A better muscle tone equals less sagging!”By triggering a response that tones the muscles, caviar extract is unique in that it addresses the root of the problem to reverse muscle sagging unlike many skincare products which only address the loss of firmness. But with potent caviar extracts unable to be synthetically produced, costs are slightly higher than your average face cream. Many breakthrough ingredients do start in the high-end market due to the research costs and eventually diffuse through to more affordable levels over time, albeit sometimes at lower concentration and potency.If you’re not enthused about putting fish on your face, the good news is that you can benefit equally from it in your diet. In addition to eating lots of leafy greens and oily fish, you can also try a zinc supplement for an additional nutritional boost.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Meme make-up is the latest beauty trend to sweep the Internet (and it’s hilarious)Glitter bums are the next big festival beauty trend Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Kendall Jenner Channels Marilyn Monroe In Vintage Inspired ShootMeme Makeup Is The Latest Beauty Trend To Sweep The Internet
When you think of facial masks, you often think of clay based masks, whether it’s a cheap and cheerful chocolate mud pack or an organic white clay purifying pot. Face masks have been used for centuries but have also developed with the times. One of the latest skincare trends hitting the beauty aisle are sheet masks, modern face treatments that are soaked into an accompanying face shaped sheet – it literally looks like a physical mask for your face.Sheet masks work by holding the formula against your face and acting as a second skin to avoid the treatment evaporating or being wiped off. This allows the ingredients in the mask formula to be better absorbed and to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin before working the magic. Leave the sheet mask on for 15-25 minutes for improved, heathier looking skin.Like the vast array of cleansers, moisturisers and serums out there, there’s a different sheet mask depending on your skin type and your skin concern. Some formulas will be more hydrating and some will focus on brightening – some even take the shape of tigers and pandas! Take a look at our top picks and find the best one for your face.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Smoothie Recipes To Hydrate Your SkinHow Snail Mucin Can Brilliantly Improve Your Skin