The 6 Best Beauty Looks From The Runways Of NYFW
New York Fashion Week is here and for us beauty-lovers, that can only mean one thing — a host of on-trend #inspo to add to our Pinterest boards.
We know you’re busy so we’ll cut right to the chase. From Tibi to Proenza Schouler, here are six of our favourite looks from the runway. You’re so welcome.
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Image credit: Khaite
Talk about regal feels. New-York based brand Khaite’s beauty look focused around opulent pearls and headpieces adorned with Swarovski crystals, complemented by minimal makeup and glowing skin.
The models’ skin was prepped using Tata Harper’s Hydrating Floral Mask, massaging it into the skin to provide a bouncy, glowing base. Gucci Westman, founder of Westman Atelier, added a flush of dewy colour to the skin with a touch of cream blush, blending it seamlessly into the skin.“Really, the trick is all about blending it in and making it seem as if it’s your skin,” Westman told VOGUE. She finished finished the look with a coat of mascara, courtesy of the new Eye Love You Mascara (on MECCA counters from October).
To create the hair look, Wella Professionals hairstylist Eugene Souleiman applied Wella mousse the roots of the models’ hair to create a lived-in, yet polished look, leaving the strands free and flowing. The head bling was also accompanied with a classic French manicure courtesy of Essie.
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Image on left courtesy of MAC Cosmetics (photographed by Luca Cannonieri for Gorunway); Image on right via Brandon Maxwell (photographed by Corey Tenold)
It’s official — un-kissed skin is in. Faux sun-kissed skin, that is. The makeup look at Brandon Maxwell centred around a healthy bronzed glow, starting with MAC Studio Fix Soft Matte Foundation Stick in three shades to contour and highlight. The Hyper Real Glow Palette was then dusted across the cheeks to create a luminous sheen, and finished with a smattering of faux freckles, drawn on with the M.A.C Eye Brow Styler to give a raw, undone look to the skin.
The eye look gave off serious ’70s vibes, with MAC Spellbinder Shadows in Wishful Thinking and Swing On A Star (part of the soon-to-be-released Holiday collection) used to create a sultry wash, with MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon (a classic) used in the outer corners to elongate the eyes.
Hair was simple and elegant, with the likes of Bella Hadid, Irina Shayk and Lameka Fox hitting the runway with clean, wavy blowouts which gave some serious supermodel-esque windswept action. Big #mood.
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Image credit: via Proenza Schouler
Bold eyes were centre stage at Proenza Schouler. Maybelline’s Diane Kendal blended charcoal and brown shadows across the lid, before going in with Maybelline’s Baby Lips in Quench to create a lived-in shine. Eyebrows were groomed and bronzer was lightly applied to the cheeks — with Kendal telling VOGUE she wanted to “hint at the ‘80s”.
The slicked-back ponytail was created by Redken’s Guido Palau — who blow-dried hair away from the face, and straightened any kinks, bends or wave with a flat iron. He then applied the Redken Hardwear 16 gel through the roots to create a wet look and then finished the look with hairspray. These women mean business.
Aveda’s Guest Artist Frank Rizzeri created this sleek hair look for Tibi’s show. He started by blowing out any texture in the models’ hair with the Aveda Speed of Light Blow Dry Accelerator Spray. Then, Rizzeri added Thickening Tonic to the ends for texture, parted the hair and tucked it behind the ears.
“I really focused on creating contrasting textures for this look,” said Frank. “When talking with Amy [Smilovic] about the collection, she explained how she used a lot of different fabrics — some shiny, some matte — and we decided it would be fun to represent that in the hair, too. We have the hair looking slicked and wet on the top with dry texture in the back, really showing the contrasting textures.”
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Images courtesy of Wella Professionals and Bobbi Brown.
Local hair hero and Wella Professionals Global Creative Artist, Renya Xdis, created the quintessential Australian summer hair look for Zimmermann — loose, undone beach waves. Inspired by ’60s and ’70s beach culture, hair was tousled, sexy and wearable, with a touch of cool-girl grit.
Xdis first prepped the models’ hair with the EIMI Ocean Spritz salt spray to create texture at the roots before using a wand to create a soft wave. She then used EIMI Mistify Me Strong to set the hair and EIMI Dry Me for matte texture. To add a touch of shine, the hair was finished with Wella SP Luxe Oil.
“I wanted to create something that refreshed and modernised the surf wave to evoke a true Aussie vibe, while also celebrating the beautiful and effortless style of Zimmermann’s beach girl,” says Xdis. We’re adding this to our Pinterest boards, stat.
For the makeup look, created by Bobbi Brown, it was all about fresh, dewy skin — starting with the Extra Repair Moisture Cream and Vitamin Enriched Face Base to create a bouncy, hydrated canvas. The iconic Longwear Weightless Foundation was then used to even out the skin tone, with powder applied only where needed to set. Eyes and lips were kept sheer with minimal colour, except for the lash line which was accentuated with a rich, mahogany eyeshadow. Clear brow gel gave the lashes subtle definition. Let us not forget about the glow — oh lord, that glow — cheekbones and high points were given a glossy-looking sheen with the Moon Glow Highlighter.
Which runway looks were you crushing on the most? (We can’t decide — we love them all!) Call out your favourites in the comments below.
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