For New York City beauty editors, one of Fashion Week’s greatest frustrations is the aggressive lack of makeup of recent seasons. “Just concealer where needed,” the lead makeup artists would tell a semi-circle of editors backstage, insisting that the flawless, bare faces of the tall 19-year-olds around us was a trend, rather than the result of good genes and youth. It was a tough pill to swallow, especially for those of us who (A.) love makeup and/or (B.) don’t feel comfortable without it on. This season, though, the no-makeup makeup thing took a backseat—and bold lipstick, dramatic eyes, and goth-inspired nails ruled the runways.
Hair, too, was anything but minimal. While many shows did rely on ye olde messy cool-girl hair, accomplished usually with dry shampoo and a curling iron, ’dos were much more elaborate than usual. It’s going to make replicating the looks a little tricky, but hey—change is good.
Click through to see our top picks of this season’s trends.