Makeup at Fashion Week – My thoughts

If there is one thing I’ve learned from 13 years in the beauty industry, it’s that trends, particularly in Makeup, will repeat themselves over and over again, you’re almost always guaranteed a soft pastel for spring summer and a deep lip for Autumn winter.
I’ve been watching all the highlights from Spring Summer 2020 fashion week in New York, London, and this week, Milan.
Yep, as per usual there they are, resurfaced trends BUT I love it!
When we think about our makeup, most of us rarely change up our day to day look and get stuck in a rut so I think it’s refreshing to see trends repeated but spun differently so that they appeal to different tastes and what I love about what I’m seeing this year, is that the deep lip as well as a graphic liner are also on show for spring summer 2020. While I’ve seen lots of playful odes to spring, in the typical style of Moschino to soft ethereal tones on the eyes as well as flowers and embellishments on the skin.


I also love the statement beauty from many designers.
They’re mixing it up! Whilst there is a strong 70s flower power vibe going on throughout a lot of the designers themes, there’s also, really and truly something for everyone to embrace from no makeup at all looks to free spirited, let’s put glitter all over the face looks!

The two main trends that caught my eye both a few months ago for Autumn Winter and now for Spring Summer was the imperfect skin with natural highlights and the stained imperfect lip… so easy to re – create on an everyday bases.
For inspiration, search the hash tags #mfw2020 #Lfw20 and #Nyfw2020

Going slightly off point.. I remember shopping a few years ago with my Aunty and picking up a pastel peach top… I said, this will be great for summer. She looked at me and said, in my day you wore what you had anytime of year… no one paid attention to the season. That’s what I’m trying to get across in my post this week. We don’t need pressure to constantly have a new look from season to season, especially in makeup, so well done to the designers and artists this year for mixing it up. Wether or not these looks were intentional or simply to compliment the designers visions… this is what I personally took from it. Take what you want from fashion week and enjoy experimenting with makeup like the key artists!
Wear what you want, any time of year and rock it!

Peace and Love!

Kim xx

Kim Kiernan
Kim Kiernan

Makeup Artist & Beauty Columnist

Kim provides professional makeup services in Malta for any occasion, working in all areas of makeup including Bridal, photographic, television, film and special effects as well as teaching makeup lessons one to one and to groups. With over 10 years experience, Kim has worked with the biggest and most sought after brands in the industry, internationally with MAC, Smashbox and Estee Lauder in Dublin and Toronto and most recently, heading the MAC Cosmetics brand in it's launch in Malta.

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