New York Fashion Week may be over, but fashion month is still going strong in major cities across the globe. Honestly, I could really care less about fashion…it’s not really my jam. But I LOVE stalking out all of the best beauty looks that make their way to the runway just because some of them are really way out there.
A few years ago, the big trend was “no makeup, makeup” meaning that the models rarely had any color on them and instead showcased clothing with glowing, dewy skin. This season it seems we’ve FINALLY taken a turn away from that and went a little more bold, which of course I’m all about. From graphic eyeliner to bright lips, the designers weren’t afraid to embrace a little color to compliment their stunning designs.
I’ve rounded up the best beauty looks straight from the NYFW runways and while they’re all definitely out-of-the-box, I do think a few could translate well into real life. Bright liners, gemstone accents, and bold lips just might be the next big thing!
1. Jeremy Scott
This incredible, graphic eye look was inspired by the “Japanese doll” for the Jeremy Scott runway. Makeup Artist Kabuki layered bold colors to the models’ lids using MAC Acrylic Paint, and applied a lighter shade in the center of the lid to create a highlight. He recommends, “Just go strong from above the waterline up past the brow…There are no tricks.”
2. Phillip Lim
Lead Makeup Artist Francelle Daly for NARS Cosmetics channeled a “utilitarian” vibe for the Phillip Lim runway. Luminous skin was created using tinted moisturizer layered with a highlighting peachy-gold blush. The bold lip – a new-for-fall NARS launch called VIP Red, gave a nod to modern punk style.
The inspiration for this season’s Proenza woman was “abstract expressionism”. Each model was prepped with perfect skin, then Kendal herself created the iconic eye look with a smear of MAC Chromacake in Black that went from upper inner eye to almost the crease. The beauty of this particular look was that none of the models looked exactly the same.
Handmade Swarovsk crystal strips added a “transparent but effective look” to the Rodarte models. Created by James Kaliardos, 10 crystals added below the lower lash line in the center of the eye added interest without overwhelming the glowing skin.
Which is your favorite NYFW look?