While designers present their pieces for the following seasons during fashion week, it’s never too early to start recreating the looks— especially when it comes to beauty and thanks to a slew of fresh and exciting makeup and hair looks at the New York Fashion Week Fall 2019 shows, there’s no shortage of #inspo this season, and beyond.
From colorful eyeshadow and monochrome lips and eyes to Duchess-inspired buns and disco-esque hair— master makeup artists like Diane Kendal, and hair stylists like Odile Gilbert, got creative this season and made way for the newest beauty obsessions. Behold, the six best beauty trends from NYFW:
The Bun is Back
The Meghan Markle-effect is real; just take a look at the Fall 2019 runways. From sleek middle-parts to romantic chignons— the Duchess of Sussex isn’t the only fashionista rocking a bun these days. While the vibe was characteristically romantic at Brock Collection, with a demure twist created by hairstylist Peter Gray for Dyson, the hair was kept sleek and cool in the front at Brandon Maxwell, created by Bob Recine, also for Dyson.
Forget nail polish, it’s time to match your lips to your eyelids. Monochrome beauty was seen at shows like Veronica Beard, with rosy-hued eyeshadow and lipstick for a soft and demure look created by Cassandra Garcia for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. And, at Kate Spade, with the addition of a 70s-inspired turban, models went darker in burgundy shades from Maybelline, created by makeup artist Romy Soleimani.
Eyes were super colorful this season, but when it came to the process of application, many artists said farewell to actual eyeshadow. While the skin was kept relatively bare at Carolina Herrera, makeup artist Romy Soleimani opted for a wash of bright blue, orange, and pink on the eyelids on some of the models, using a swipe of lipstick instead of shadow. At Rosie Assoulin, makeup artist James Kaliardos, too, went for shock color on the eyes but used glitter and solid colored tape.
While eyes were bright and complex, many designers went for nude or barely-there lips. At Tom Ford, makeup artist Diane Kendall paired “powerful eyes” with coats of soft-matte nude lipstick. Kendall also kept it simple at Marc Jacobs and Prabal Gurung, with a dab of translucent balm for a pared down look.
Buns weren’t the only look infiltrating the catwalk! It was all about full-bodied, voluptuous hair at Naeem Khan, Oscar de la Renta, and Michael Kors. Models sashayed down the runway, at Kors, with ‘70s-inspired waves and curls created by backstage veteran Orlando Pita. While at Khan and de la Renta, stylists Justine Marjan and Odile Gilbert both created looks with TRESemmé, respectively.
Natural, fresh skin is nothing new on the runways, but on Instagram, with filters and airbrushing apps— it is. And thanks to Marc Jacobs and Prabal Gurung, overly contoured complexions may be taking a breather. At Jacobs’ show, the designer wanted to celebrate the individual and natural beauty of each of the models, and so makeup artist Diane Kendal kept the skin relatively bare, save for a dash of brownish, rosy-nude lipstick on the cheeks. While backstage at Gurung’s show, lead artist, Nam Vo, prepped the skin with Whal Myung skincare for a lit-from-within glow.
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