Beauty looks that ruled New York Fashion Week
From pastel eyelids at Victoria Beckham to bold matte lips at Jason Wu, there was plenty of beauty inspiration to be had at the New York Fashion Week presentations. If you’re doubtful you can achieve these looks, think again – as they’re surprisingly straightforward. Read on for a breakdown of the biggest make-up trends the season had to offer.
The new smoky eye
A major trend at New York Fashion Week was a brightly hued smoky eye, with make-up artists using washes of colour to give the eyes definition. At Victoria Beckham, Pat McGrath used the British designer’s new Estee Lauder Eye Palette to create vivid blocks of shimmering blue and green across the lids. A warm orange-toned smoky eye was the focus at Anna Sui, while Jeremy Scott opted for shades of teal, lilac and burnt orange to give the traditional smoky eye a fresh update. If you’re looking to try out the look, Urban Decay’s new Moondust Eyeshadow Palette has some right on trend hues, including Lightyear, a vivid green, and Galaxy, a sparkly blue-gray.
Matte red pouts
For spring, designers took matte lips to the next level. At Jason Wu models wore a high-wattage red, creating a serious beauty statement. Make-up artists created the traffic-stopping punch by using a blend of Maybelline’s Color Sensational Liquid Lip Color in Orange Shot and lipstick in Orange Danger. Or take the trend to the next level with a subtle ombre look, by blending in a slightly lighter lip gloss into the centre of your pout.
City slicker hair
A rock’n’roll vibe electrified the New York runways, with models wearing the ever-so-daring wet locks in a slicked-back look. Wet hair was swept back into ladylike waves at Altuzarra, but truly dunked in wet-look gel at Hood By Air. Try out the style by putting VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel liberally through the lengths of the hair and comb through the roots with your fingers for a relaxed style.