The hair and makeup trends from New York Fashion Week

The Hair & Makeup Trends From NYFW September 2017

Learn what they are and how to achieve each one

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / September 21 2017

New season, new you, right? If you’re more committed to refreshing what’s on the outside rather than what’s on the inside, you’ve come to the right place. Freshen up your look with our round-up of the best hair and makeup looks taken straight from the New York Fashion Week runway, plus how to get in on each trend.

Trend to try: Bright skin

Highlighter applied to cheekbones and down the bridge of the nose is by no means a new trend, however at New York Fashion Week we saw a different approach to the application of the luminous product.

What it is: At Fenty Puma by Rihanna and Mateo, skin was doused with the shimmery stuff, making complexions look hyperreal, healthy and shiny without looking sweaty. As for the Victoria Beckham show, models had highlighter applied to the inner corners and under their eyes to brighten the area, as well as down the nose, across the cheeks and even on the chin.

How to achieve it: The key to successfully pulling off this trend is to pick a product that has a white pearly base, can be easily blended and one that does not contain chunks of glitter. We recommend Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Metal Moon - a pale powder that blends like a dream. Just make sure you tap off the excess before applying, and use a large fluffy brush to distribute the product evenly around your face.

Fenty Puma By Rihanna

Victoria Beckham


Trend to try: Statement hair accessories

Whether you have short cropped hair or long locks that reach halfway down your back, get in on this hair trend that requires little technique.

What it is: Much to our surprise (and delight), scrunchies made a comeback at Mansur Gavriel’s show to secure low ponytails away from the face. Sally Lapointe’s show saw girls come down the runway with hair neatly adorned with bobby pins lined parallel from each other, and the Alexander Wang show was all about large headpieces that made a statement.

How to achieve it: If you’re going with Mansur Gavriel’s look, comb hair back loosely with your fingers and gather together with a scrunchie like this one from Sportsgirl. As for the look from Sally Lapointe, you’ll need to brush your hair first so that it’s really smooth (a quick once-over with a straightener can help with this), and place long and straight metallic bobby pins, like these ones from Kitsch, down the side of your head, right behind your ear. Going for the Alexander Wang look? It’s as easy as blow-drying your hair on a low setting using a hairdryer (ghd air hairdryer does the trick), then putting on a cheeky accessory like this headband from Boohoo.

Mansur Gavriel

Sally Lapointe

Alexander Wang

Trend to try: Matte black liner

Forget light, shimmery shades this spring/summer season, the eye makeup trend that popped up the most at New York Fashion Week was matte black liner applied with precision.

What it is: Tom Ford’s models oozed attitude with large, architectural wings drawn to cover most of their eyelids; Marc Jacobs sent their girls down the runway with flicked eyeliner that was an extension of their lined lower lash line, and Carolina Herrera went for a more pared-back effect (in comparison) with both the top and bottom lash line smudged with a dark kohl.

How to achieve it: If you’re trying the eye makeup look from Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, pick a liquid liner that is long-wearing and won’t smudge through the day; Lancôme Grandiôse Liner has a bendy handle that can make navigating around the small area a cinch. For the Carolina Herrera look, the NARS Kohliner is pigment packed, and the fine tip can help you reach the corners of your eyes.

Tom Ford

Marc Jacobs

Carolina Herrera

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What’s your favourite beauty trend from New York Fashion Week and why? Tell us in the comments below.

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Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.