The 7 Most Ethereal Looks From Haute Couture Week

Updated 09/23/16
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Like the gowns they accompany down the runway, the beauty looks during spring couture week are often a mix of magical whimsy and jaw-dropping, meticulous artistry. While last fall’s no-makeup makeup trend has certainly left its mark, that doesn’t mean the designers went the au naturel route. Rather, the eclectic colors we’ve come to expect from haute couture beauty were just slightly muted, as if swathed in a dreamy, hazy veil, while bold strokes were traded for a softly smudged effect. The result?

Ethereal, otherworldly beauty at its best. Keep scrolling for our favorite beauty looks from haute couture week!



Dior Makeup creative and image director Peter Philips opted for an angelic look that was the perfect contrast to the psychedelic-inspired collection by Raf Simons. “I wanted to create a makeup that gives a sense of fluidity, clarity, and appeasement,” Philips says. The products he used for the luminous, airbrushed glow? Diorskin’s Nude Air Ultra-Fluid Sérum Foundation SPF 25 ($53), Nude Air Healthy Glow Invisible Powder ($54), and Nude Air Healthy Glow Invisible Loose Powder ($56).



Leave it to Chanel (and Kendall Jenner) to make “hairnet-chic” something we have a strong urge to copy. A straight-across brow, soft red lip—courtesy of Chanel’s Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in Arthur (available in March 2015) —and matte skin complete this winning combination.


Armani Privé

A flick of silver liner and a barely-there streak of gold were the perfect complement to Armani Privé’s pastel, ocean-hued couture collection.



Valentino, you’ve done it again. We got major spring goddess vibes from the entire collection, and the beauty look was no exception. Now, does anyone have any flowers we can braid into our hair?



“Rebel mermaid” is what we’ve dubbed this look from Versace’s couture collection. Electric blue liner was swiped boldly outside the lines on the top lid, but blended to a soft, cornflower blue finish on the lower lash line. Dreamy, yet defiant.


Ralph & Russo

The slightest glint of silver on the top and bottom lash line added a touch of edge to this otherwise soft, almost bridal-like look from Ralph & Russo.


John Paul Gaultier

John Paul Gaultier cited weddings as the theme for his couture collection, but the beauty looks were the opposite of “blushing bride.” Some models sported no-makeup makeup and tousled waves, while others took bridal beauty and turned it upside down with slicked-down roots and squiggly strands.

Which of these looks is your favorite? Tells us below!

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