5 Best Beauty Looks from NYFW

..and how to master them!

As the fashion set take their new season sartorial inspo from the New York Fashion Week runways, we’re taking a look behind the scenes and letting backstage beauty guide our makeup choices for the months ahead.

Glowing skin reigns supreme for yet another season while unexpected pops of colour and vintage beauty transport us to decades past. 

Here’s how to master the top 5 beauty trends from NYFW SS19..

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITED THROUGHOUT

WORDS GEMMA WATTS


THE NEW SMOKEY EYE AT TOM FORD.

Shimmering eyeshadows have been something of a taboo in recent seasons, but Tom Ford has reinvented the smokey eye with rich, glistening, light reflecting pigments this fashion week. For an updated take on the smokey eye, opt for warm, jewel tones rather than traditionally smokey cool kohls and charcoals.

GET THE LOOK:

Step 1. Use a large, fluffy eyeshadow brush to apply a shimmering bronze eyeshadow to the entire eyelid.

Step 2. Sweep an amethyst shadow across the lower half of the lid (from the lash line up to the crease), focusing the colour towards the outer third of the eye (too much darkness towards the inner corners will make the eyes appear smaller).

Step 3. Create depth and dimension by working a rich chocolate through the crease of the eyelid, then running the same colour along both the upper and lower lash lines using a fine brush. Finish by adding a touch of antique gold to the inner corners.

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60S WINGED LINER AT MARC JACOBS

Everything old is new again, with 1960s inspired winged liner making a runway comeback at Marc Jacobs. Beehive hairstyles were a nod to yesteryear while pastel eyeshadow gave the look a fresh perspective.

GET THE LOOK:

Step 1. Apply a wash of matte, pastel eyeshadow to the eyelid, stopping just short of the brow bone.

Step 2. With a steady hand, apply a black liquid eyeliner along the entire upper lash line and outer third of the lower lash line, connecting the two in a subtle flick.

Step 3. Complete the look with lashings of jet black mascara.

(Image via Femme on Trend)

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FRESH FACES AT TOME

While fresh, glowing complexions have ruled the runways for the last few seasons, Tome stripped things back even further this season by collaborating on a runway look with a skincare company, rather than a colour cosmetics brand. Natural skincare guru Tata Harper was responsible for the Tome runway look, prepping each model’s skin with clean, ethically formulated beauty products to create the perfect base for a minimal makeup look.

GET THE LOOK:

Step 1. Ensure the skin is as clean as possible with a double cleanse. Opt for an oil cleanser to ensure you aren’t damaging your skin’s natural barrier.

Step 2. Give your skin some serious dew by layering a facial mist, hydrating serum and rich moisturiser.

Step 3. Finish by brushing up the brows and applying concealer only where necessary.

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BRONZED BOMBSHELLS AT MICHAEL KORS

Sporting a look that has us dreaming of an eternal summer, models at Michael Kors took to the runway with glowing, sun kissed skin, bronzed cheeks and simple nude lips.

GET THE LOOK:

Step 1. Mix a drop or two of liquid illuminator in with your foundation to give the complexion a lit from within glow.

Step 2. Sweep a a bronzer over the areas of the face that the sun would naturally hit (the jawline, cheeks and temples), then apply a golden highlighter to the high planes of the face (the tops of the cheekbones, brow bone and cupid’s bow).

Step 3. Apply a slick of nude balm to the lips to finish.

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PRIMARY COLOURS AT RODARTE

Never a label to shy away from colour, Rodarte painted each model’s face in pops of primary colour, worked back with minimal foundation and bold brows.

GET THE LOOK:

Step 1. Clean skin is the key to ensuring this bright look stays fresh and modern, rather than gaudy. Apply minimal foundation or concealer only where you feel you need it.

Step 2. Apply your primary colour of choice (we love baby blue) to the eyelids. Opt for an eyeshadow with a matte finish to avoid the eyeshadow appearing juvenile.

Step 3. Use a brush to apply a matte red lipstick- using a brush, as opposed to applying the colour straight from the bullet, will make it easier to work within your natural lip line.

(Image via Vogue)

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