Fashion week isn’t just about the clothes – backstage is where beauty trends are born.
Blue eyeshadow: Blue and teal eye makeup was all over the runways, including Diane von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs, and proved surprisingly versatile. NYFW makeup artist Van Garland, and Pat McGarth from Boss assured that bright blue eyeshadow was universally flattering on all skin tones, believe it or not. The 70’s are back for real.
Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn at Diane von Furstenberg
Sherbet lips: Sherbet pouts made a colorful statement at Jeremy Scott, Victoria Beckham and Michael Costello, paired with dewy skin and barely there makeup. Custom coral blends using MAC’s Pro Lipmix in Orange and bold, matte mod icy-pinks using Nars Sheer Lipstick in Roman Holiday were both runway favourites.
Models at Victoria Beckham and Michael Costello
Hair adornments: Ponytails were seen styled simply this season with gilded oversize barrettes at Rodarte and ribbon tied around low ponytails at Oscar de la Renta. Either way, the simplest way to elevate your ponytail and add a flash of personality to your look is to add a fabric accessory.
Photographed by Kevin Tachman at Oscar de la Renta
Accented nails: A big look on the runway this season was a nude nail with a “graphic accent.” Artists made minimal and negative space designs in the form of stripes and updated French tips. It’s very easy to apply this modern trend at home, and if you’re in need of inspiration, here’s 10 negative space designs.
Madeline Poole at Adam Selman via Garance Dore
Messy knots: Although Spring NYFW saw several hairstyles including braids and natural texture, it was something refreshingly different that took over the season: hair knots. Hairstylist James Pecis was behind many of them for Creatures of the Wild and Ryan Roche and shared, “I’ve done a lot of tying the hair. I braid so much and I got bored of braiding, so we’re trying to do a looser, easier version of that.”
James Pecis for Ryan Roche via Mane Addicts
Under eye-liner: One of the most popular trends that emerged from NYFW was the under-eye liner look. It can border on non-wearable, so it’s best to keep it subtle. A soft shadow or pastel liner paired with natural, barely there makeup would do the trick.
Models at Ohne Titel