Crazy Runway Makeup

Crystal Schwanke
Extreme look during a Furne One fashion show

Extreme Makeup for Everyday Inspiration

Crazy runway makeup is not just fun to look at; it can be inspiring as well. While some of the more avant-garde looks are too much for everyday wear, toning down an intensely creative catwalk makeup look can make it wearable for everyday.

The extreme Furne One runway look pictured plays up both the eyes and lips with smoky eyes and a bright blue lip color.

Dollface look during a Furne One show

A Perfect Doll

Bright cheeks, bubblegum pink lips, long lashes, and a hint of emphasis around the eyes give this model her doll-like persona in the Furne One fashion show.

Intense disheveled geisha makeup backstage at Vivienne Westwood Shanghai

Disheveled Geisha

This makeup style from a Vivienne Westwood show in Shanghai took the classic geisha look and made it a bit disheveled. The red lips and white foundation were still there, but cheek contour and a smoky black and tan eye combined with messy hair for something more undone.

A Model Walks Runway For Victor De Souza

Blank Canvas

In this photo from a Victor De Souza show, almost all the color comes from the shirt. Here, the makeup creates an icy, pale complexion devoid of hand-sculpted shadows or rosy cheeks or lips.

Extreme theatre makeup during a Marco Marco show

Theater-Inspired Makeup

In this shot from a Marco Marco show, the model wears an extreme combination of bright colors and geometric shapes for an unexpected nod to theater makeup. Contouring, sharp lines drawn with makeup, and rhinestones all combine to make this a head-turning makeup job.

Model Walks The Runway At The Chromat AW15: Mindware Fashion Show

Zany Brows

The eyebrows steal the show in this makeup photo from the Mindware Fashion Show. Brows that are overemphasized, drawn in, and in an unnatural shape make the need for additional makeup almost non-existent. The eyes are emphasized with a bit of black liner, but other products on the face and lips are kept sheer and neutral in tone.

second day makeup seen at an Aura Tout Vu show

Slept-In Eye Makeup Look

While the smoky eye is a staple makeup look for the catwalk, Aura Tout Vu offers a new take on the smudged eye. Here, the model's makeup is applied in a very exaggerated, slept-in style that somehow manages to look sexy.

Reversed eye shadow on the Gareth Pugh runway

Upside-Down Shadow

Makeup rules are made to be broken, and this reversed eye shadow look from the Gareth Pugh runway just serves to prove that point. Who says shadow has to be applied mostly to the upper lids?

eyes are the focus

Crazy Brows and Ombre Lips

Long, lush eyelashes and perfect brows are beautifully feminine and what virtually every woman longs for. In this look, femininity is taken even further, with what appears to be feathers for brows and rhinestone-tipped false lashes. These are balanced by sparkly ombre lips done in silver and black to match.

Creepy toy makeup at a Furne One show

Creepy Toy Runway Makeup

The strange makeup shown here at a Furne One show may not translate well for everyday, but its unique creepy doll vibe might be just what you're looking for come Halloween.

From outrageous colors to intensely artistic applications, crazy runway makeup is an incredible element in the world of makeup. Whether you love it or just want to leave it, there's no denying its impact.

Crystal Schwanke
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Crazy Runway Makeup