NYFW Makeup Trends

Another fashion week has come and gone, and with it we were shown a slew of new fashion and beauty trends. Some were insanely wearable (see Oscar de la Renta) and some not so much (blue lips at Richard Chai, anyone?). Everything about this season was fresh, mostly wearable, if not too inventive. The makeup trends were very classic and understated with some bright pops of color. We feel that three main trends stuck out the most, and all three are super easy to achieve at home!

Look 1:
No-Makeup Makeup

Gucci Westman for Revlon at Oscar de la Renta

Maybelline for DKNY

Oscar de la Renta and DKNY had the same idea when doing the makeup for their shows. A fresh, barely-there face works wonderfully when the weather is starting to warm up and you want to feel light and airy. The key to this look is fabulous, glowing skin. A combo of concealer, liquid foundation and bronzer will leave you with a flawless sun kissed complexion. Using a combo of liquid and powder will give your skin some sheen while not looking overly shiny. Use a foundation brush like the Royal &  Langnickel S.I.L.K Pro C200 to get a great base coverage, and then use a kabuki brush (R&L BKABUKI-43) to layer a fine powder on top. I have recently discovered that CoverGirl makes a fabulous pressed powder for only $5! What a steal, right? Add some lip balm and a swipe of mascara and people will think that you came right off the runway.

Look #2
Bright Lips


Pat McGrath for Anna Sui

Betsey Johnson

Jason Wu

Bright lips is a trend started a few seasons ago, and is continuing to dominate the runway due to its simplicity and complete wear-ability. This season, it was paired with fantastic eyelashes and nothing else. Hot pink and coral were the two dominating colors, but you should wear whatever color makes you feel your best! If you want to learn how to create the perfect long-lasting lip, follow our steps here! To get those amazingly long lashes from the runway, you don’t need to run to CVS to grab some falsies. Instead, get yourself a great eyelash comb, like the Royal & Langnickel C515. Metal bristles really work to comb the mascara out and make your lashes look a mile long. Apply one coat of mascara, let it dry then comb it out and apply another coat. You’ll be amazed at how long your lashes can get!

Look #3
A Spin on the Smoky Eye

James Kaliardos for NARS at Rodarte

Erin Featherston

United Bamboo

The makeup artists at NYFW this season shied away from the typical sexy, black smoky eye. Instead, they decided to get creative and use different colors and textures to create a more interesting smoky eye. You don’t have to go as extreme as the runway looks, but how exciting would it be to do a gold-based smoky eye, or use a navy shadow over your entire lid? This trend is all about having fun and experimenting with a new color or texture that you wouldn’t normally use. The tools you’ll need are a fluffy eye brush like the C505 and a great blending brush like the Royal & Langnickel C447. Use both of the brushes to work with your eye shape and extend the color just beyond your lid line to get a smoky eye that complements your eye shape perfectly!

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Categories: Eyes, Fashion Week, Lipstick, Trends

Author:The Art of Beauty Blog

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One Comment on “NYFW Makeup Trends”

  1. September 20, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    Not sure I am feeling the bright pink lips from Milly. Great for a runway look. Not so great for everyday? Unless you are a teenage girl, maybe? I am loving the smokey eye looks.

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