The Most Important Beauty Trends From NYFW
Most people probably associate fall with pumpkin everything and sweater weather, but the fashion and beauty set have a different set of expectations. Picture a flash of sequins on the street, lithe models marching down the runway, and a new slew of beauty looks to inspire us for the next six months. We’re talking, of course, about fashion month. Today marks the official start of the monthlong fête, and we’ve already spotted some major beauty trends emerge backstage in New York City. Want to know what everyone will be swapping their contour for this fall? Keep scrolling to see the biggest beauty trends we spotted at NYFW!
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Nars international lead makeup stylist Sada Ito was inspired but the lines and brush strokes of Japanese calligraphy backstage at Adeam. On models’ lips, she used Nars Semi Matte Lipstick ($41) in Heatwave.
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Nars makeup artist Romy Soleimani created four different makeup looks for Rachel Comey’s 15th anniversary, all with a ’90s element. Our favourite? This vampy lip look, which she achieved using the newly released Nars Unspoken Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($39) in Lonely Heart.
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Inspired by a beach-meets-desert theme, Fekkai’s Elie Camoro created subtle tousled waves backstage for Whit. Using Fekkai’s Après Soleil Hair Crème to start, the stylists then twisted and braided the hair in small sections, spritzed with Fekkai Soleil Beach Waves Spray to set, and then rough-dried with a diffuser before pulling locks apart for natural texture.
Glowing skin may still be trending, but the classic smoky eye isn’t going away anytime soon. Makeup artist Gato and beauty influencer Amanda Steele dreamed up a sultry, “messy” makeup look to go along with Rebecca Minkoff’s S/S 16 collection using Maybelline’s Expert Eye Shadow in Khaki Camo and The Falsies Push Up Angel.
Meanwhile, at Baja East, makeup artist Diane Kendal smudged MAC’s soon-to-be-released Kajal Crayon in Flourish Me Deep, and then layered the brand’s Mixing Medium ($34) in Shine on top to create a look worthy of an “urban beach girl.”
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Calling it now: Wet-looking slicked-back hair isn’t just Kardashian territory anymore. “The hair for Altuzarra this season is a sophisticated wet-hair look,” says Kérastase Paris consulting hairstylist Odile Gilbert (key word: sophisticated). “It is definitely sexy and represents the moment when you get out of the water at the beach and push your hair back.” He used the brand’s Forme Fatale ($40) and Crème de la Crème ($38) to slick models’ hair back without weighing it down.
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Though we'll never give up our perky, Kendall Jenner-inspired ponytails, the trending version for spring is decidedly more low-key—literally, it’s lower on the head. At Mansur Gavriel, Bumble and bumble global artistic director Laurent Philippon used the brand’s Dry Oil Finishing Spray ($50) to bring out shine and eliminate flyaways for a super-sleek low pony.
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We saw plenty of half-up, half-down hairstyles at fashion week, not least of which is this tousled, voluminous half-chignon at Zac Posen. “This modern and romantic style is inspired today’s fresh and carefree girl,” explains hairstylist Odile Gilbert. She used Moroccanoil’s Dry Texture Spray to give models’ strands plenty of volume with a dry, gritty finish.
Models at Charles Youssef donned glasses and twisted half-buns, secured with bobby pins and spritzed with Tresemmé’s Perfectly (un)Done Hairspray ($9)
Is the era of pin-straight hair back? Wavy hair, watch your back. Backstage at Naeem Khan, hairstylist Jeanie Syfu was inspired by late-’70s Halston girls and used Tresemmé products to create a silky-smooth sheen.
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At Victoria Beckham, models had their strands flat-ironed with Ghd’s Platinum Styler ($315), a hairstylist favourite.
Which of these trends are you most excited to try? Sound off below!
Additional reporting by Lindsey Metrus.