Makeup Trends from N.Y. Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week just wrapped up once again, and the makeup, hairstyles and fashion were on fire. We can always look to NYFW to get inspired for the coming season as to what next season’s beauty or fashion trend will be. The DMV isn’t really known for its fashion or beauty trends due to its conservative nature. But in recent years with bloggers and its own fashion week, that has started to change.
I got to experience the first day of New York Fashion Week, and let me tell you about the beauty trends I took from the runways that are slated for Spring/Summer 2019. Obviously you don’t have to until then to sport these looks. I like to think of the beauty industry on the runway as an art form, so you can take it for yourself and transform it into something that works for you.
Two of the looks that I am completely into are the galactic, ’70s love child look that is very Xenon Girl of the 21st century with its metallics and glitter, but also very disco with the application of it in dramatic forms. The look on the runway is obviously over done, but incorporate this for a night out at the clubs with your girlfriends. (How fun if you all did the look together?) It is totally doable.
Glossier’s Lidstar creamy glitter eyeshadow is a good base, then use a metallic eyeliner to keep it basic but still make a statement. This look goes with dressy clothes or conservative outfits for a night on the town. It it works if you keep everything else super basic if you don’t want to garner too much attention, but still pull off a trendy look. On the other hand, you can get wacky with your outfits too and wear a medley of colors since metallic makeup can go with just about anything because it is wacky by nature.
The second look that I absolutely love that is getting recognition by the models and designers is the bare face or angel face look. With this look, your makeup is so natural and so very barely there that it almost looks as if you have no makeup on. But that is the beauty of this look — it brings a new style to makeup application. If women can learn to think of an almost no-makeup look due to the pale pinks that emphasize a sleepy lid versus covering it up with concealer as a form of beauty, then maybe we are a step closer to looking at our imperfections as a beautiful thing too.
Born and raised in the DMV, Emma Blancovich has a big appreciation for discovering things to do around town, such as new restaurants to try and supporting the local music scene by attending live shows. During the week she is an editor for trade associations, but on the weekends you can find her hiking up trails with the latest fitness gadgets then getting ready for a night out using the latest beauty and health products.