The Best Beauty Looks from New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week isn't just about the clothes. The designers' runways are also a sneak peek of what hair and makeup looks are going to be huge next season, also known as the eyeshadow and lipstick shades you're going to see all over Instagram.
What's in store for Spring 2020? Thanks to Euphoria, colorful eye makeup and rhinestones are still going strong. LaQuan Smith featured ruby Swarovski-studded eyes, while Khaite added sparkly headpieces to models' hair. Speaking of hair, the low ponytails seen at Longchamp and Jason Wu are ideal for getting yours out of your face on balmy spring days. Braids are also going to be a major trend. Plaits of all shapes and sizes showed up at several shows, like Christian Siriano, Self Portrait, and Jonathan Cohen, to name a few.
And those are just some of the major beauty moments. Keep scrolling for all of the must-see hair and makeup looks from the NYFW runways.
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THE LOOK: Cherry blossom cheeks and lips. Makeup artist Daniel Martin swept shades of pink from the eyes to the temples. He defined the eyes with winged black liquid eyeliner and a pop of yellow on the outer corners. A swipe of cherry lip gloss rounded out the look.
THE LOOK: Think pink. Models sported sharp, hot-pink cat eyes with little else on the face. Hair also seemed effortless, Holli Smith styled it in what looks like air-dried waves and added extra smoothing product to weigh down the roots and ends.
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THE LOOK: Out-of-this-world ponytails and eye makeup. Chromat's NASA-inspired show was complemented with both bubble-shaped and sleek ponytails. Models' eyes were accented with exaggerated neon green and blue cat eyes. When creating the bubbles, TRESemmé Global Stylist Justine Marjan used a toothbrush to brush the mini sections of hair into a ponytail. She teased the roots of the mini ponytail, sprayed it with dry shampoo, massaged it through the hair for volume, and brushed it into shape. Then, she secured it with an elastic.
THE LOOK: Colorful eyeliner also showed up on the Ulla Johnson runway. Models wore thick emerald stripes that were pulled up and out to create length along the lash line. Natural hair textures were embraced in lieu of a uniform hairstyle.
THE LOOK: Ralph Lauren's show was inspired by classic New York nightclubs and the beauty look was equally timeless. Models like Gigi Hadid wore their hair in brushed-out waves with side parts. The makeup centered around that warm glow your skin takes on when you're sitting in a candle lit lounge.
THE LOOKS: Motley Crue meets My Little Pony. While the pastel wigs channeled '80s hair bands, the show's makeup was also bold. Black liquid eyeliner was drawn on the outer corners of the upper and lower lash lines and extended out into a wing. Neon eyeshadow was swept from the inner corner to the center of the eyelid.
THE LOOK: Simple and chic was the MO at Lonchamp. Redken Global Creative Director Guido Palau styled the hair in sleek low ponytails with a deep center part. As for the makeup, models wore classic cat eyes, while the rest of the face was kept relatively bare.
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THE LOOK: Glam rock coneheads. Makeup artist Pat McGrath created the show's sparkly rainbow eyes using an eyeshadow palette from her namesake makeup line. The sculptural hairstyle looked like it was being held up with shellac, but really Redken Global Creative Director Guido Palau used a shine spray to make the cone look extra glossy.
THE LOOK: That post-beach vacation glow. Makeup artist Tom Pecheux used three shades of foundation to perfect and contour skin. Instead of using a nude lipstick, he moisturized the lips then added a layer of concealer over them to tie the warm, sun-kissed look together. Hairstylist Bob Recine gave the models a bouncy blowout using a blow dryer and hair rollers.
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THE LOOK: Drippin' in crystals. Crystal, gold, or pearl face adornments were added to the models' faces. Hair was styled in high ponytails, except the strands were made from tubular ribbon.
THE LOOK: Glimmering Swarovski crystal headpieces and even more luminous skin. Makeup artist Gucci Westman made the models' skin look "fresh-out-of-the-shower juicy" by prepping it using a hydrating mask as a moisturizer, and applying cream highlighter on parts of the face where it's not traditionally used before foundation. (Think the corners of the eyes and tops of cheekbones.) The headpieces added even more sparkle.
THE LOOK: Hairstylist Jimmy Paul was inspired by the singer Sade's slicked-back braid when conceptualizing the show's hairstyle. The centerpiece of the makeup look was a pop of fuchsia or berry on the lips.
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THE LOOK: Art school. Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist Erin Parsons used her fingertips and brushes to apply a mix of eyeshadows and gel eyeliners to create a watercolor-painting effect on the models' eyes. The hair was also a work of art TRESemmé NYFW Stylist Odile Gilbert gave models long braided ponytails.
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THE LOOK: A little emo, a little Goth. Along with the kohl-rimmed eyes, Redken Global Creative Director Guido Paleau kept the rock theme going with piecey, wet-look hair.
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THE LOOK: Fresh hair, two ways. Hairstylist Laurent Philippon gave models, fresh-from-the-shower wet look waves, or pinned floral headpieces to their hair. The makeup consisted of luminous skin sometimes accessorized with red or plum lipstick.
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THE LOOK: Makeup artist Daniel Sallstrom channeled '70s glam rock with the eye makeup looks. This ruby-studded eye incorporates the decade's popular draping technique where blush or eyeshadow is extended up and out along the hairline.
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THE LOOK: Leftover scraps from Jonathan Cohen's collection were woven into the braids styled by Laurent Philippon. The makeup look tied together the show's color palette, inspired by the Mexican-American's Californian heritage. Makeup artist Yuki Hayashi prepped skin with 111 Skin products, and treated the models' eyelids like abstract paintings, smudging on bright colors such as pink and yellow.
THE LOOK: Rhinestone cowgirl. Before makeup artist Sir John used kohl eyeliner and eyeshadow palettes to create the models' graphic eye looks, he used Unoma Beauty's unique foundation range that's customized to different skin color groups to even out their complexions.
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THE LOOK: Some models wore rosy pink blush draped down from their brows to cheeks, while others had on matte red lipstick. Hair had an effortless vibe: It was parted down the center and tucked behind the ears.
Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya
THE LOOK: Spicy cinnamon. Sir John used warm golden and bronze shades to create a monochromatic makeup look. Models' natural curls were styled in glossy Afro styles, and others wore '70s shags with bangs.
THE LOOK: The bright-eyed and rosy makeup was created by Diane Kendal with shades of pink and a pop of yellow. As for hair, low ponytails also showed up on Jason Wu's runway. TRESemmé NYFW Stylist Odile Gilbert pulled hair back in to slick low ponytails with a clean side part.
THE LOOK: Cumulous clouds and sunshine. Models had actual illustrations of the sky painted on their eyelids. Hair was left in its natural textures. Cutler Hair Lead Sabrina Szinay simply massaged dry shampoo on their roots.
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THE LOOK: Nice and easy. Soft, loose waves were added to models' hair with a curling iron by Odile Gilbert, NYFW Stylist for TRESemmé. Makeup was effortless, too. Mauve lip crayon was tapped onto lips and cheeks by makeup artist Gato to give skin a subtle flush.
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THE LOOK: Seven different shades of black liquid eyeliner were used by makeup artist Dianne Kendal to create the graphic eye looks. The shades may all appear to be the same, but they actually have different finishes and undertones including matte, metallic, red, and blue, to call out a few. Hairstylist Gary Gill embraced models' natural textures or added undone waves to their hair using a diffuser.
THE LOOK: Brushing back your hair to get it up and out of your face is always a foolproof option. Fresh no-makeup makeup brought the effortless theme home.
Alice + Olivia
THE LOOK: Ethereal and enchanting. Models looked like they just stepped out of a magic forest with lavender and pearls added to their brands by TRESemmé Global Stylist Justine Marjan. Smooth low ponytails accessorized with hairbands was the presentation's third hairstyle. Swipes of cotton candy-hued eyeshadow across the models' eyelids and fresh skin prepped with rose-infused moisturizer took the whimsical vibe to the next level.
THE LOOK: Fluorescent bohemian. The makeup conceptualized by Pat McGrath included pink and yellow pastel eyeshadow swept all the way up to the brow bone and stripes of white eyeliner above the create. A single rhinestone was added to the center of the lower lash line.Garren divided into two sections: the top half into a bun on the crown of the head, and the rest into a low, loose ponytail.
THE LOOK: It wouldn't be a Tom Ford show without Diane Kendal giving models a deep smoky eye. Hair was crimped and piled up onto the tops of models' head by Duffy, creating a style that's part rock and part Andy Warhol, one of collection's inspirations.
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THE LOOK: '80s hair and no-makeup makeup. Redken Global Creative Director Guido Palau added tons of volume to hair before twisting and pinning the top layers back with Coach logo barrettes.
KEY PRODUCTS: Redken Triple Dry 15.
Oscar de la Renta
THE LOOK: Terracotta and turquoise eyeshadow were swiped all over the eyes and paired with clear lip gloss. The colorful makeup look was complimented with elegant waves by TRESemmé NYFW Stylist Odile Gilbert.
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THE LOOK: Glitter and liquid eyeliner. Models had sparkles swept all over their eyelids or sharp wings drawn along their lash lines. Hairstylist Laurent Philippon embraced natural hair textures with a lot of "zhushing."
KEY PRODUCTS: Bumble and bumble Thickening Dryspun Texture Spray.
THE LOOK: Cloud-shaped lines were drawn around the eyes, resulting in the dreamiest eyeliner look we've ever seen.
THE LOOK: Moon Prism Power! Sandy Liang's first jewelry collection is inspired by Sailor Moon and Polly Pocket, and it's totally influenced her collection's beauty look, too. Hair was curled into loose ringlets and accessorized with bows and colorful hair clips by Dennis Lanni. Makeup artist Rena Takeda drew thick, graphic silver stripes above the crease of the eye.
THE LOOK: The hair at Proenza Schouler is best seen from the back. Just look at that leather-wrapped low ponytail. Redken Creative Director Guido Palau smoothed hair with a flat iron before wrapping with the leather. A coat of hairspray held the pony in place.
THE LOOK: '50s housewife hair, but make it fashion. Hair was styled in retro ringlets, bobs, and mullets by Dennis Lanni.
THE LOOK: Windblown waves and bold lips. Before curling the hair, Felix Fischer blow-dried the roots up and around the head to add softness and fullness, and rough-dried the ends so hair fell in a natural shape.
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THE LOOK: No two makeup looks Pat McGrath created for Marc Jacobs are alike, but they all involve a ton of glitter and bold eyeshadow. The same goes for the hair. Natural textures, wigs, and temporary colors were all fair game for Redken Creative Director Guido Palau and Global Color Creative Director Josh Wood.
THE LOOK: Minimal and simple. Hair was brushed into severe side parts. Makeup artist Dick Page left the face almost bare save for some blush and brow grooming.
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