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Beauty

From Punk To Glam: The Real Beauty Of NYFW Was Found On The Streets

C’mon beauties!

New York Fashion Week is where beauty trends aren't just seen, they're made. Sure, the runways have all the spotlights, but we always look to the action outside the shows for what's about to be big. It hasn't failed us yet, and this season was no different. We hit the pavement in search of the coolest, most adventurous beauty moments, and boy did New York City deliver. Pink lower lashes that highlight bold matte red lips? Swoon-worthy. The array of glosses and nudes, too, whet our beauty appetites. There are many reasons why we heart New York, but its dwellers' drive to make trends, and not follow them, is probably our favorite.

See for yourself in the gallery, below.

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A smokey eye paired with a mauve lip is exactly what you need to take a look from day to night.

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We're matte about this lip. Its velvety finish compliments the glam of the cat eye, vamping it up just so.

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That green hair rules, but we're here for that expert use of nude lipstick. Plus, you know, a sharp eyeliner flick is always a good idea.

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Carmen Carrera's gloss amps this look up to a big 'ol 10. Pair that with the drama of her dress and you've got a look that's both sophisticated and fun.

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Why yes, you can wear a blush hue on your lips. Pro tip: a vibrant outfit choice makes the pinks truly pop.

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That shine factor, though. From the pink hair, to the pink stripes, to the hint of blush and that gloss, this is expert (and effortless!) color-matching.

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Why not let your statement lip compliment your statement lower lashes? While we are in the business of asking questions, can we also talk about this iconic graphic eyeliner?

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Lip liner is truly lipstick's best friend. That, and a healthy dose of glitter shadow. 10s across the board!

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Your daily dose of greens goes better with a nude lip and contrasting sunnies that don't cover your minimalist's chic eyeliner.

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Ruby lips sink ships. They are also collegiate AF, making this whole look something to bookmark and save for that time you're going to dress for the job you want.