Fashion week may be all about the clothes and accessories. But second to that are the makeup looks that will inspire beauty trends for the rest of the year. With New York Fashion Week coming to a close, we can now wrap up the best makeup and hair that shone on the runways. (Note: it’s also much easier to recreate a beauty look than it is to get your hands on runway pieces.)
Rodarte Vampire Brides
Rodarte channels Winona Ryder’s character in the Bram Stoker’s Dracula film of 1992 – dark matte lips in plum black with lip liners used to accentuate the cupid’s bow with precision. The face makeup was kept light with creamy porcelain complexion to contrast the deep lips.
Oscar de la Renta Neon Lips
The beauty look on Oscar de la Renta’s runway can be summed up by vivid poppy lips. The fluorescent red/orange lips are bold and glossy. Makeup artist Tom Pecheux explains “I was trying to create a colour that – to my eyes – work on every girl and every skin tone. I also wanted something really powerful to fit everyone”.
Anna Sui Punk Rock Glam
Exaggerated metallic eye shadows ruled the Anna Sui runway with dramatic emeralds greens with dramatic lashes. For the lips, makeup artist Pat McGrath chose a deep eggplant to complete the look.
Proenza Schouler Au Naturel Beauty
Proenza Schouler stuck with the concept “less is more” when it came to this year’s NYFW beauty looks. The show was all about slicked back wavy wet hair and barefaced glass skin and natural groomed brows.
Chromat Graphic Eyeliner
As 2020 is the year of the Olympics, Chromat played on the theme using graphic bright neon winged eyeliner to mimic athletic sneaker stripes. To create the ultra bright look, two contrasting colours were used from corner to wing, then accentuated with a deep black wedge liner.