18 Standout Street Style Beauty Looks to Inspire You
Backstage at the catwalk shows, the industry's biggest names create inspiring beauty looks on the world's most beautiful faces, but it's the beauty looks the (still very beautiful) women wear to watch the shows that we're most interested in.
Street style beauty showcases the looks that have to work for busy women IRL. Practical hair and makeup that look great and, most important, last all (busy) day. For us, that's the equivalent of doing your beauty thing in the morning and needing it to last through a day at work and then onto a night out with friends with minimal time for touch-ups. Keep scrolling for the beauty looks that stomped the streets of New York, London, Milan and Paris.
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Need neat hair all day? You can't beat a simple high ponytail.
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Colour clash your lipstick to your accessories. On-the-go? Blend your lip colour onto your cheeks.
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Model Maartje Verhoef knows a hun is the perfect hairstyle if you don't have bags of time. Also, can we also just take a moment to admire her brows? *Swoon.* For a fuller, fluffy-looking brow, fill in with a loose powder like Blink Brow Bar Brow Powder (£15) and brush through.
Chiara Ferragni knows it's all in the details. The details being this ingenious plait along her centre parting. Excuse us, we'll be off braiding…
And here's the braid from the back.
There are some trends that are questionable for real life, like colourful clip-in hair extensions. But Anna Della Russo has made us really want to reconsider clip-ins. Try Clip Hair Streaks (£20) in pink.
Irene Kim makes rainbow hair less My Little Pony and more FROW by flaunting washed-out shades of peach, lilac, green and blue. If you really want to get ahead of the curve then stick with the blue shades—denim hair will be everywhere this summer. Re-create the look with Bleach London Super Cool Colours (£5).
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Okay, maybe not so realistic to match pink lips to pink hair like Kylie Jenner. But why not choose an eyeshadow colour that's in the same world as you hair shade?
What's great about this look is that Vogue Mexico's fashion editor Valentina Collado has some serious ear adornment going on and a bright fur coat, if she'd played up her hair as well it would have looked too try-hard. A simple bun with the hair elastic peeking out sets just the right tone. Try Inca 10 Dark Brown Endless Hair Elastics (£2).
Palermo knows. When you don't have time to wash you hair, on day two or three simply douse with dry shampoo and braid. All eyes will be on the plait and not on your questionable roots. Try Balmain Paris Hair Couture Dry Shampoo (£19).
Chiara shows how you can rock a bright lip colour in a low-commitment way by choosing a less opaque finish. This means you get that pop of complexion-boosting sheer bright colour without having to check in on it every five minutes. Try Clinique Pop Lip Primer and Colour (£16) in Poppy Pop.
Don't have time to think of the right colours of makeup to match your outfit? Have a capsule makeup bag that is packed with tonal products: foundation, concealer, brow pencil, mascara and a sheer, shimmery eye colour that helps brighten your eyes (and that can double as a highlighter). We love Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise (£22) in Jean. As an aside, we also love the grey wash in Amanda Steele's blonde hair. Tempted? Us?
Yes, yes we see the hun on Hannah Ongley but it's her slick of graphic liquid liner that caught our eye. Liner in every guise is going to be hot beauty property come autumn, so why wait? Perfect your kohl-rimmed eye, cat eye and graphic liner looks now because you'll want to wear them all. Get the look with Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Pen Excess (£9).
What's your favourite beauty look that takes you through a busy day? Share your tips in the comment box below.