8 NYFW beauty looks that are going to be HUGE
New beauty trends, fresh off the runway
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / February 14 2019
We need to talk about the whole entire beauty game at New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2019 this year, because it was freakin’ unreal. From '70s-inspired glitter glam and grungy Rapunzel hair, to pearls and out-of-this-world glowing skin, the hair and makeup was jaw-droppingly creative and we want to try it all.
Stay ahead of the curve with our round-up of the most inspiring beauty looks you’re about to see everywhere.
Smoky eyes with a twist
Fact: Tom Ford knows how to create a killer smoky eye. Similar to last year, models walked the Tom Ford Autumn/Winter runway show wearing an intense smoky eye. However, instead of harsh, dark colours, this version offered a blend of greys and pinks for a subtle and slightly softer twist on the classic makeup look.
The product behind the smouldering eyes was the Tom Ford Eye Color Quad. Makeup artists applied two different shades to complement fairer to darker skin tones. The deep grey shade from the Eye Color Quad in 03 Nude Dip was blended into the crease of the eyes as well as the lower lash line. For fairer skin tones, pink and ivory shades were used on the brow bone and tear duct; and for darker skin tones, the deep bronze and mauve shades from 13 Orchid Haze were applied.
Crimped hair was all the rage in the ’80s and ‘90s, so it was only a matter of time before it made a comeback. And what a comeback it’s making! Straying far from the polished, glass hair trend that’s dominated the hair scene as of late, Phillip Lim sent models down the runway with big, fluffy, crimped hair, hinting that this season texture is *everything*. But don’t whip out your old hair crimper just yet, because this look was actually created by braiding wet hair into different sections before blasting them with a hairdyer and running a flat iron over each braid. The braids were then removed and brushed through for that texturised, fluffy look.
It looks like lashes are the new brows! The beauty look backstage at Brandon Maxwell was all about glowy skin and SUPER dramatic lashes, giving off a retro ‘60s-inspired vibe. The models’ eyes were enhanced with false lashes and plenty of mascara, complete with matte skin and a nude lip. Twiggy-like lashes were then drawn under the eyes for a fresh, playful vibe.
It could be time to ditch the ol’ inner-corner-of-the-eye highlighter trick, because the Adeam runway just showed us how to open up our peepers in a *completely* different way. Models took to the runway wearing a singular pearl on the inner corners of their eyes, while the rest of their makeup was kept fresh, clean and simple. Pearls of different sizes were also used to create a super pretty/slightly edgy manicure look. Unusual? Yes. Are we into it? Absolutely.
The Cong Tri runway show absolutely OWNED the ’no makeup’ makeup look, bringing a whole new meaning to simplicity while pretty much solidifying our new post-gym beauty look. Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo was behind the creation; he focused on prepping the skin with a hit of hydration, before applying Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Full Coverage Foundation for a fresh, glowing and even complexion. Hair was parted in the middle (BTW this hairstyle was seen everywhere at NYFW!) and slicked back into a low bun.
Long, grungy hair
It’s official, guys – long hair is in! Not only was it all over the red carpet at the 2019 Grammy Awards, but long hair also ruled New York Fashion Week. At R13, models showed off lengthy, effortless locks, giving off a grungy, punk feel. Hairstylist Guido Palau created the waves by adding hair extensions to air-dried hair and applying a leave-in conditioner (he used Redken All Soft Mega Hydramelt) for a natural and slightly dishevelled texture.
Rodarte shows always deliver on the beauty front, and this year was no exception. Monochromatic glitter lips and lids in an array of fuchsia, pink and red hues made for a showstopping look. In a press release, makeup artist James Kaliardos explained, “The makeup for this show was inspired by the vibrant glitter from classic Hollywood musicals”. Makeup artists applied lipstick to models’ eyes and lips then added a hefty dose of matching glitter. Teamed with big, bouncy, cloud-like curls, the look screamed ‘70s vibes.
Bright, colourful lids were spotted at the Carolina Herrera show, proving that a playful pop of colour is an ultra-simple way to spice up an otherwise pared-back makeup look. Bright pink, orange and blue hues were effortlessly swiped across the lids, contrasting perfectly with glowy, natural-looking skin.
What’s your favourite beauty look from New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2019? Let us know in the comment section below.
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Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.