New York Fashion Week may have come and gone, but we can’t seem to shake the images of flawless models gliding down the catwalk. And, while cutting-edge fashion is usually the main item on the Fashion Week menu, we are head over heels for the makeup looks we observed (courtesy of event sponsors Maybelline New York). Although some of the looks we saw on the runway are not always designed for day-to-day use, we know in our heart of hearts that we can make them work for ourselves. In typical Makeup.com fashion, we took our obsession to the next level and decided to try a few of our fave runway beauty trends! Check out our spin on these looks:
Runway Look #1: Colored Mascara
Things got interesting at the Ground Zero show as makeup artist Caroline Colombani threw traditional makeup looks right out the window. The makeup guru went for three wildly fearless makeup looks that included uniquely placed colored eyeliner, mismatched eye shadow and, our personal favorite, colored mascara. Meant to convey a ’90s-rave vibe, each look oozed individuality and threw caution to the wind!
While rocking two different shades of colored mascara on each eye is about as cool as it gets, we decided to tone the look down a notch and work with just one vibrant shade. To make sure our lashes were front-and-center, we liberally applied several coats of royal blue mascara (it’s OK to get a little clumpy here) to the top and bottom lashes. To accentuate the mascara and make it pop, we dusted the lashes and lower lash line with a similar-colored shadow.
The clean, minimalistic look created for the Sandy Liang show was pure perfection and one that any girl could pull off. The look, created by makeup artist Carolina Dali, featured dewy skin, flushed, pink cheeks and hand-painted freckles aimed to channel the glow of a classic British rose.
Although drawing freckles on your face may seem like an unusual and even unappealing idea, trust us on this. When applied in a more subtle-and natural-looking way, freckles are absolutely adorable and can really give your “no-makeup” makeup look a youthful boost!
To achieve this look, start off by applying an illuminating BB cream or foundation. Then dust your cheeks with a soft pink blush and follow with this freckle tutorial. Finish the look with a rosy-hued tinted lip balm or gloss and you will look every bit the effortless, delicate flower.
The runway show for Opening Ceremony featured a spotlight on glittery, metallic makeup that was highly unexpected and very, very cool. Makeup artist Yadim took a futuristic approach that showcased pigmented glitter in places you’d never guess to apply eye shadow — the nose and temples!
For our take on this glittery, shimmery look, we went for a more toned-down method and kept the shimmery situation on our upper and lower eyelids. Here’s how we did it:
Step 2: Apply a shimmery charcoal shade to your crease and blend out, so your eyes are contoured and defined.
Step 3: Use a silver, powder-based shadow (loose or pressed) and liberally dust the entire lid, working just past the crease of the eye. Work the same shadow along the lower lash line and buff out the color until it looks seamless. We used Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Moonspoon.