As New York Fashion Week comes to a close today, it’s time for us to take a moment to look back and appreciate the fact that, this season, we saw more interesting hair, makeup, and nails than ever before.
While there was still a big presence of fresh faces and simple, clean hair, compared the past few seasons, this past week was pretty over-the-top (in a good way, of course). There were some interesting trends that came about, but, also, plenty of out-of-this-world looks that can’t be put into any one category. From Marie Antoinette-inspired rococo bouffants to rhinestone-bejeweled and three-dimensional cat eyes, designers and their beauty leads took some major risks this season—and it totally paid off.
Below, we rounded up 22 of our absolute favorite beauty moments to hit the runways this past week. May they provide you with risk-taking and statement-making beauty inspiration for months to come.
There’s nothing we didn’t love about the beauty look at Jeremy Scott. From the bold wigs by hairstylist Eugene Souleiman and three-dimensional graphic cat eyes by Kabuki for M.A.C to Miss Pop's Essie bold animal print nails, it was all space-age perfection.
Adam Selman’s new wave babes featured bold pops of color on the lids by Dick Page for M.A.C and slicked-down center parts by James Pecis for Oribe.
Can we please take a moment to appreciate this rococo magic from Justine Marjan for TRESemmé at Alice + Olivia?
We’ve already gushed about how much we loved the eye look by Sarah Lucero for Stila at Tibi, but can we, also, talk about the effortless windswept waves by Frank Rizzieri for Aveda and half moon nails by JinSoon?
Gypsy Sport went total goth raver this season, and we're here for it.
We were absolutely blown away by the Collina Strada show this season, and a lot of it had to do with the beauty looks. A handful of models donned feminist messages across their faces and necks, handwritten by Colleen Runne for 100% Pure.
We were first mesmerized by the bold swipes of cerulean seen at Chromat (a direct reference to this season’s collection's name, Wavvy), but the bungee cord- and pool noodle-inspired nail designs by Lady Fancy Nails for CND and Chillhouse, too, hold a special place in our hearts.
All of the pops of color at Adrienne Landau were gorgeous, but this pastel purple, in particular, had us swooning.
As always, punk rock inspiration was flowing backstage at Libertine. But the real winner? The fringed nail look (by CND, of course) that practically touched the floor.
These. Bangs. At. PH5. Though.
The Ulla Johnson runway was as regal as ever, featuring braided buns by Esther Langham for amika and gold foil-covered lids.
At Tanya Taylor, nail artist Julie Kandalec for Essie created the prettiest color-blocked French manicures, while Gisel Calvillo for M.A.C lined the lower rims with white, making the eyes pop.
We can't wait to recreate this insane two-toned Twiggy moment by Pat McGrath at Anna Sui.
We're obsessed with this rhinestone dotted eye at Kate Spade New York.
This over-eye accent at Jason Wu is so simple, but so, well, cool.
We’ll be wearing butt-length braids this fall thanks to Christian Cowan (and extensions).
We need to recreate this galactic eye from Carmen Marc Valvo, stat.
The beauty look at Self Portrait was subtly goth, with navy-rimmed lips adding a dark vibe without being as overpowering as an all-black lip.
Bushy brows and thickly striped lids made their way down the Matthew Adams Dolan runway.
This electrifying two-toned eye at Area is artfully messy in the best way possible.
Odile Gilbert for TRESemmé created hair looks taller than us for Naeem Khan. (And don't even get us started on that green eye courtesy of Maybelline.)
Artful swipes were drawn over the model faces at Port Zienna.