Our favourite hair and makeup moments from the New York Spring 2016 runways, plus what you need to know to recreate them!
The Look: Casual Black Tie
How To: He asked hair and make up artists to create the elements he loves – red lips, highlighted skin, low buns, ponytails and loose waves – and dividdm them up amongst the models. Makeup was kept ultra bare, with just a little foundation, highlighter, blush and that gorgeous, classic matte red lipstick.
The Essentials: Lancome Teint Miracle Bare Skin Foundation Natural Light Creator, NARS Lipstick – Heat Wave, Make Up For Ever Uplight Face Luminizer Gel, By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace Hydra Radiance Aqua Blush.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
The Look: ’70s Holiday
How-To: Beauty got personal at DVF, where the inspiration behind the tropical hair and makeup was none other than a ’70s photograph of the designer herself, embracing her curls for a night out on the town. She loved the idea of blues and greens and healthy, glowing skin that looks like they’re on holiday but with beautiful color.
Makeup genius Pat McGrath blended shimmery green shadow (dampened for a little more “oomph”) all around the eye and just above the crease, then used metallic blue shadow as liner, diffusing it out along the upper and lower lash lines for eyes that “look alive, like butterflies.”
As for hair, stylist Orlando Pita worked gel through damp hair before blow-drying, then used a 3/4-inch iron to curl around the head. After pinning the curls up for 45 minutes to set them, he ran a brush through for big, soft texture.
The Essentials: By Terry Tea To Tan Hydra-Bronze Shaker Spray Allover Water-Mist, Clinique All About Shadow – # 1X Pacific Coast, Clinique All About Shadow – # 3W Lagoon, Kerastase Styling Lift Vertige Root-Uplifting Gel.
The Look: Street Smart
How-To: From the graffiti nail art to the asphalt grey smoky eyes to the rough deadlocks, there was nothing subtle about the theme at Nicole Miller: This was a girl who could ride a skateboard, hang with the boys and still pull off a party dress.
Makeup artist James Kaliardos liked the idea of grey eyeshadow that didn’t fall into black territory, that he blended across the lids and topped off with silver shadow.
As for the hair dreads, luckily they can be achieved without having to give up shampoo! Tightly twirl two-inch sections and run a flatiron slowly down the length. Once you’ve done the whole head, loosely pull the twists apart to thicken them, then mist dry texture spray all over for a rough feel.
The Essentials: Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eye Makeup – No. 93 Smoky Eyes, Tigi Bed Head Sugar Shock Hair Bodifying Sugar Spray.
The Look: Spring Awakening
How-To: The quickest way to move away from ’90s grunge trend? With thin lines of silver along the upper lashes and softly diffused bubblegum pink lips. Take a liquid liner and glide it across the lids to add instant brightness to the eyes.
The Essentials: Lancome Artliner 24H Bold Color Liquid Eyeliner – # 011 Silver, Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick – #51 (Playfull Pink).
The Look: West Coast Twist
How-To: Warm, natural tones and bronze, California girl skin are nice and all, but they’re also obvious choices for designers who hail from the West Coast—and Derek Lam doesn’t go for obvious. So, makeup artist, Pecheux, took two less traveled paths: First, he left the upper lashes and lid totally naked and focused his attention directly under the eye, applying black mascara to the lower lashes, then drawing brown liner across the waterline so the two shades smudged together for rich intensity.
Second, he layered peach, then yellow—shades we avoid for fear of looking jaundiced—cream liners directly under the lashes. The effect? A little distorted, but not at all scary!
The Essentials: Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils, NARS Eyeliner Pencil – Mambo (Chocolate Brown), By Terry Eye Designer Palette – # 2 Color Design (amazing shades in this palette).