London Fashion Week Spring 2012 Beauty Roundup: The Best and the Brightest

London fashion week was a whirlwind of shows, and we had a great time covering them. Besides being an incubator for original fashion, London designers are also not afraid to work a LOOK on their models, making for the best beauty-ogling of all the fashion weeks. From Vivienne Westwood (at left), who is not afraid of, well, anything, to more subtle yet never boring looks, we loved the beauty in London. This is all about the drama. You need a certain amount of self-confidence to pull many of these off, but we encourage you to try! Click through for our 10 favorite looks from London.
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London fashion week was a whirlwind of shows, and we had a great time covering them. Besides being an incubator for original fashion, London designers are also not afraid to work a LOOK on their models, making for the best beauty-ogling of all the fashion weeks. From Vivienne Westwood (at left), who is not afraid of, well, anything, to more subtle yet never boring looks, we loved the beauty in London. This is all about the drama. You need a certain amount of self-confidence to pull many of these off, but we encourage you to try! Click through for our 10 favorite looks from London.
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Best for Kicking Ass and Taking Names:

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The Honorary Vivienne Westwood Award for Crazy Beauty Look: OK, we're giving this award to

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Best Updated Sixties 'Do:

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Best Hair from the Back: Head-on, the models at Amanda Wakeley had hair slicked back in a headband. When they turned around, though, we were treated to this cool braided up-do.

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Best Orange: The marcel waves, metallic orange eyes, and all-over bronziness at Mark Fast hammers home the message for spring: orange is in.

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Best Updated Nineties: Dark berry lips? Check! Smudgy eyes? Check! No, it's not 1993, and we know this because the eyes are metallic (uber-trendy) and the braid says, "It's 2012" at Ashish.

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Best English Roses: Alternatively, this category could be called, "Best Tolkien Elf Queen" (yes, we are geeky fans).

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Best Helena Bonham Carter: We fully expect to see HBC rocking the crimped hair seen at Louise Gray.

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Blue Lips, London Version: They always show up, every season. Here are the offerings from Mary Katrantzou and Richard Nicoll.

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Overall Weirdness: Meadham Kirchhoff's show included a model flashing Anna Wintour. The beauty is sort of secondary after that.

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