Embellished Beauty Trends

The future isn’t bright; it’s sparkly if AW16 backstage are anything to go by. Some of London Fashion Week’s catwalk giants – McQueen, Burberry and Erdem – all put bling on the beauty agenda. Coincidence? We think not. Decorating your hair and face looks set to be ‘the’ mini trend of the season.From heirloom hair brooches you might find in your nan’s jewellery box through to sci-fi silver leaf eyes, there’s a look for every type of magpie.

Go forth and twinkle with these backstage bling trend setters.

Glitter Highlight1

Traditional cream illuminator? Pah. We’re all about Burberry’s jewel encrusted strobing technique for AW16.

Make-up artists loosely applied chunky metallic glitter to outer corners of the eyes and tops of cheekbones. Almost as good as a pair of diamond earrings, right?

Braid Embellishment


This Swarovski dazzler started out life as a choker. L’Oreal Professional’s Anthony Turner decided it looked better as decor for his Icelandic mini braid instead.

Hair jewellery is a thing,’ he said, using Wild Stylers Beach Waves Salt Spray to balance out the bling with some weathered texture. Jewellery recycling never looked so good.

Lip Bling


Why wear the regular matte or gloss lipstick when you can experiment and don the extra bling right there on the beauty spot. Rock your disco mouth using traditional lip colors like candy pink or red berry. Oh, don’t forget to add your drinking straw.

Silver Trinkets


Prefer your bling served shiny rather than sparkly? Look to Sam Bryant’s futuristic silver leaf eye decoration.

Apply straight to eyelids and brush off the excess for a ‘shattered glass’ effect (and a little mess over your bathroom sink). The good news about all these looks is that imperfection won’t dampen your shine

Featured photo courtesy: Fashion Photographer, Praveen Bhat

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