It’s fall so many of us are considering which pumpkin beauty products to buy and thinking of ways to prolong our tans. But the fashion calendar is (mostly) looking forward to Spring 2019. New York Fashion Week showcased a number of head-turning beauty looks that make us want to skip fall and winter altogether and jump right into spring.
There were a few collections that promoted a less-is-more approach with glass skin and the faintest wash of color. They’re great everyday options, but if you’re after something that makes a statement, there was plenty of drama in terms of hair, makeup and nails. And sometimes we got all of the above in one show. (See the Disney villain looks at The Blonds.)
Focusing on makeup, many shows didn’t shy away from color. Some presentations made a case for how wearable color can be with well-placed pops of it. See the hint of lime green at Christian Siriano or the hot pink mascara at Ulla Johnson. Others made us want to break out of our neutral comfort zones and apply bold shades to the entire face. Statement lips were a reoccurring theme, whether they were impeccably filled in with red lipstick or given a foiled effect so shiny it almost required sunglasses to look at. (Thank you, Jeremy Scott.) Sparkle addicts take note: there was glitter, glitter and more glitter.
Not to be outdone by the dramatic makeup, there were plenty of #hairgoals moments. The half-up bun was a firm favorite with hairstylists literally presenting new twists on it. Natural textures were celebrated along with bold hair accessories of varying degrees of conventionality. If the fashion shows in London, Milan and Paris are this inventive, we’ll have plenty of beauty looks to work on perfecting when spring actually does roll around.
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