New York Fashion Week: Runway Beauty
From clean to neutral and Goth, New York certainly explored diverse beauty looks during fashion week.
As the first of the classic fashion weeks (not counting haute couture of course), the runways of New York have provided some bold makeup looks. Brands unveiled their Autumn/ Winter 2016 collections to the fashion elite (and the world via Instagram and Twitter) and many designers provided interesting visual treats.
For Fenty x Puma, Rihanna’s debut show sent models down the ramp with Goth style looks. Contrasting whited-out, slicked back roots and rich black lips for a dramatic pout stole the crown for boldest of the lot. Other designers such as Altuzarra, Tommy Hilfiger and Tadashi Shoji chose to focus on the eyes. Altuzarra paired rosy lips with abstract spiky liner that ran under and over the lids. Using bright gold glitter on the lids, Hilfiger channelled fun festivity while Shoji chose a sultrier look with gold toned smoky eyes with a bronze base.
At J. Crew the look was cleaner and pulled together, featuring a deep pink lip that stood out against a luminescent base, with brows filled in and neatened up to keep the effect sleek. Tory Burch took a similar approach, opting for a neutral but opaque lip offset by bold brows and a low ponytail with a strict center parting, while Victoria Beckham channelled the same vibe, opting for a matte base and using a dab of color at the inner corner of the models’ eyes to open them up.
Meanwhile makeup was off the menu at Alexander Wang, where the models’ faces looked freshly scrubbed, save for a hint of burnished golden shadow rubbed around the eye sockets. Brows were bleached and bangs cut high to emphasize the quirky look.