The runway hairstyles and makeup looks at New York Fashion Week tend to fall at one extreme end of the scale or the other. So, when styles are moderate and wearable, they create a positive buzz from critics and fashion lovers. This year’s Fashion Week runway hairstyles and makeup looks did just that.
Some of the most popular looks were of winter queens at Jonathon Simkhai, luminous goddesses at Rodarte, and messy braided locks at Prabal Gurung. Many of the fresh new looks from the 2016 Fashion Week not only drew attention, but can be recreated at home for everyday or special occasion wear, depending on your individual style and tastes.
Erin Parsons, who transformed models into icy queens for the Jonathon Simkhai show, revealed some of her secrets for creating a flushed wintery look. Parsons used the Maybelline Master Illuminating Face Stick, which will hit stores this summer, to models’ cheekbones, chins, bridges of the nose, inner corners of the eyes, and cupid’s bows. In lieu of blush, Parsons applied Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in Raging Raisin on the apples of the cheeks to create the perfect flushed look. She then applied “snow dust” to the tips of models’ lashes to imitate freshly fallen snow.
Parsons said, “We are creating a romantic look, like the girls have just walked off the slopes and into a chalet in Aspen.”
Several other designers aimed for a wintery look at their shows, including Marissa Web. Makeup artist Gato used the same Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in Raging Raisin on models’ lips and applied Maybelline Color Tattoo Liquid Chrome in Silver Spark to portions of models’ upper lash lines to complete the icy look.
Metallic accents were the central makeup themes at both Brother Vellies’ fall show and Tommh Hilfiger’s February show. For the Brother Vellies show, Sephora’s lead makeup artist, Helen Phillips, looked to the body painting of Ethiopia’s Omo Valley tribes for inspiration. Using Makeup Forever Metal Powder in Sunflower Gold 1, she painted bits of foil onto models’ eyelids, lashes, and cupid’s bows, to replicate the look.
At Tommy Hilfiger’s nautical-themed show, artist Paul McGrath used a glittery gold eyeshadow to complement the collection’s sequin dresses and gold-trimmed jackets.
Meanwhile, deep red hues were the focus at Cushnie et Ochs. Makeup artist Val Garland used soon-to-be-released Mac products to give models dark lips and deep contoured looks. Similarly, at Rodarte, deep colors stole the show. Of his models’ looks, the designer said, “It’s beautifully romantic, with a contrast of deep color.”
The makeup artist at Rodarte created a plum lip by pairing Nars Liv Audacious Lipstick with Train Bleu Velvet Matte Pencil. A soft look was created on the rest of the face using several different illuminating products: Nars Antares eyeshadow, Nars 413 BLKR Illuminator, Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush, and Satellite of Love Highlighting Blush. For more information about this article [click here].