Can you believe New York Fashion Week has been and gone again? This marks this beginning of a month of inspiring and beguiling beauty looks from New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks. Here, we pick our favourites from week one that work both on and off the runway.
There are no surprises here. This Calvin Klein look is the epitome of effortless ‘no-makeup makeup’ that we all know would have taken hours to perfect. The strong natural-looking brow is the anchor, with lashes coated in multiple swipes of mascara and a pristine nude lip. Hair was kept soft and natural. Love it.
I love a strong eye, and the beautiful burgundy smoky eye at Brock took this to dizzying new heights. Makeup artist Gucci Westman worked her magic, blending the colour to perfection and paired the eye looks with a barely there lip. Keep a look out for the street version in a 12-shade eye palette created by Maybelline New York called The Burgundy Bar Palette. It features warm reds, pinks, berries, and browns.
The focus at Jeremy Scott was extreme glitter: the only makeup on the models’ faces was crystals that were glued under the lower lash. Extreme tangerine nails were then highlighted with a fine coverage of silver dust.
Like a rhinestone cowgirl … Gigi Hadid modelling for Jeremy Scott at New York Fashion Week. Photo: AP
Fenty x Puma
Rihanna chose to take her brand new makeup line Fenty to the runway with Puma. Makeup artist James Kaliardos worked with multiple shades of the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter including Trophy Wife and the Highlighter Duo in Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule to create this glistening effect. Hair was pulled back into two ponytails and twisted with brightly coloured bungees. Pure sport.
Rihanna rides on a motorcycle after showing her fashion collection from Fenty. Photo: AP
Sparkle was a recurring theme at Tom Ford, right down to the inky black glittery eyeshadow on the models’ lids. Makeup artist Pat McGrath is always pushing new boundaries and this show was no exception with her unique treatment of rounded winged eyeliner. The good news for us mere mortals is that this is a much easier shape to draw. Models wore pixie cut wigs, which hairstylist Orlando Pita customised – making them short on the sides and long on the top. We loved the look on Gigi Hadid.
Gigi Hadid walks the runway at the Tom Ford Spring 2018 show. Photo: DIANE BONDAREFF
Side-parted, slicked-back wavy hair set the scene. Meanwhile the makeup was minimal with smudgy cat eyes and that almost ubiquitous barely there lip.
The clothes did all the talking as the makeup for WANGFEST was almost non-existent and the hair merely roughly tousled. Colourist Josh Wood took model Stella Lucia’s blonde hair to a super pretty pale rose shade for the show. Watch this trend.
The Alexander Wang Spring 2018 collection is modelled on a street in the Bushwick neighbourhood of Brooklyn. Photo: AP
Victoria Beckham used her latest makeup collection with Estee Lauder (available online at esteelauder.com.au on September 25) to create the sublime glowy skin for her eponymous show.
Eyelids at Novis were lined with a burst of dazzling yellow eyeshadow. Makeup artist Uzo brushed on Nars Douro Single Eyeshadow to create this eye-catching look. For a more wearable interpretation just substitute yellow for gold.
Pat McGrath wound back the clock to the 60s and the Free Love movement. She worked with a line of silver glitter on the lids and added hand-painted flowers to cheeks. Hair had an air-dried texture and fluidity with a centre part.
Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the Anna Sui September show. Photo: Randy Brooke/AP
Just when you thought that we were done with the naked lips, Leila Rose sent out a standout persimmon block lip. So fresh and full.
A defined with precision black kohl-rimmed eye was the centre of attention with this look. Again, it was pared back with a barely there just-glossed lip. Odile Gilbert gave the models a very definite part with a slight curve to the hair.
Fashion from the Carolina Herrera collection. Photo: AP
Cat eyes came in all shapes and sizes at the shows and makeup artist Diane Kendal created a different one for each of the girls at the Marc Jacobs show. She used a combination of Marc Jacobs Beauty eyeliners including the Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer and Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Blacquer. For nails, manicurist Jin Soon Choi painted them in colours ranging from peach to red and also black. She started the polish slightly above the cuticle to give nails a growing out vibe. A trend to watch?
A model walks the runway at the Marc Jacobs show. Photo: Kathy Willens/AP