NYFW Fall 2014 Beauty Recap


New York Fashion Week wrapped up last Thursday, and there was so much to take in. Naturally, there were many stunning clothes—to name a couple, layers upon layers upon textures at Prabal Gurung, and the finale at Alexander Wang in which the mood shifted from austere to electric as heat-sensitive garments lit up in shifting neon hues. But, if you looked closely enough, there were plenty of fresh hair, makeup, and nail ideas, too. We culled all of the slideshows, Instagram snapshots, videos, and Vines to put together an inspiration board of some of the most interesting looks. Even though fall feels far away at the moment, we’re ready to start playing around with what we saw—creative, painterly eyes, bold ponytails, and nail art from avant-garde to slightly subdued—right now. 

The Makeup

Clockwise from top left (to center photo): ‘60s liner at Karen Walker (by Benjamin Puckey for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics); metallic silver smokey eye at Donna Karan New York (by Charlotte Tilbury for MAC); ’40s glamour meets punk and an orange-red lip at Zac Posen (by Kabuki for MAC); glitzy-playful fantasy face chart at Altuzarra (by Tom Pecheux for MAC); silver-gold cream eye shadows with slightly smudged liner at Sass & Bide (by Charlotte Tilbury for MAC); ethereal-natural face at Yoana Baraschi (by Hayden Tee for Inglot Cosmetics); soft and chic inner-corner highlight at Kate Spade (by Lyne Desnoyers for MAC); and chocolate-berry-toned eyes and lips at Rodarte (by James Kaliardos for NARS Cosmetics)

The Hair

clockwise from top left: Pippi Longstocking braids in fiery red and platinum at Marc by Marc Jacobs (hair by Guido for Redken), high-drama ombré-tipped ponytails at Meskita (hair by Danielle Caputo and Anthony Crosfield for NIOXIN), ladylike '60s-inspired chignon at Christian Siriano (hair by Anthony Cole for Sebastian Professional)

The Nails

Clockwise from top left: half-moon reverse mani at Azede Jean-Pierre (nails by OPI), glam, glitz, and glitter at Libertine (nails by Katie Jane Huges for butter LONDON), graphic white + neutral at Band of Outsiders (nails by Deborah Lippmann), silver-dipped tips at Creatures of Comfort (nails by Nichole Allegre for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics)

Backstage on Instagram

clockwise from top left (to center photo): Anna Sui helps a model fix her bracelet (via @officialannasui); MUAs, nail artists, hair stylists rally before the Kaufmanfranco show (via @kevynaucoin); Guido Palau does final hair touch-ups for Alexander Wang (via @redken5thave); Charlotte Tilbury demos a look for her team backstage at DKNY (via @ctilburymakeup); full set of Kevyn Aucoin brushes laid out to prep for Lela Rose (via @kevynaucoin); shimmer and glitter at Lela Rose (via @kevynaucoin); Charlotte Tilbury’s MAC-loaded palette for Sass & Bide (via @ctilburymakeup); and a NARS face chart and shadow duo at Naeem Khan (via @narsissist)