We're finally starting to get a taste of fall weather—at least over here on the East Coast—and after a sweltering summer, we're all for it. But with all of the exciting things to hit the runway at New York Fashion Week the past few days, we're already dreaming about next spring. On top of all the glorious spring collections presented by the designers, we also saw some of the best hair and makeup ever, brought to us by top global talents.
When it comes to runway beauty, designers tend to go one of two ways—bare, clean skin and natural hair, to let the clothes truly shine and embrace a model's natural beauty, or all-out, with truly breathtaking, out-of-this-world looks. No matter what end of the spectrum, we did notice a handful of cohesive trends emerge.
Below, five beauty trends to hit the New York Fashion Week runways that we're fully embracing now. Why wait for spring?
Once again, neon makeup ruled the NYFW runways. This time, however, we saw much more than just your typical swipe or wash of vibrant pigment. At Opening Ceremony, we saw rainbow stripes, while Di$count Universe served us some intense cat eyes. At Chromat, we not only saw bold washes of color, but each look was also offset by neon spots strategically placed around the eyes.
From left: Di$count Universe, Chromat, Opening Ceremony
Knotty, but nice
Knots, twists, and buns were all the rage this week, whether in the form of messy buns at Milly or half-up, half-down top knots at Brock Collection. And can we talk about these magical details on the ponytails at Ulla Johnson?
From left: Ulla Johnson, Brock Collection, Milly
All of the texture
Say goodbye to glass hair! It's all about the texture. Slightly messy and tousled, yet still polished, the hair embraced frizz, flyaways, and feathery locks at shows like Christian Cowan and Collina Strada. And according to Matthew Adams Dolan, we'll be bringing back our crimping irons, too.
From left: Christian Cowan, Matthew Adams Dolan, Collina Strada
The unconventional lip
Forget a simple gloss or a matte finish, the lip looks on this week's runways were elaborate works of art. At Jeremy Scott, models sported ultra-metallic rose gold lips with foil-like finishes, while a handful of models at Eckhaus Latta had their lips speckled with blue spots before being covered in gloss. Chromat went for a swipe of hot pink, but only on the bottom lip, leaving the rest bare.
From left: Chromat, Eckhaus Latta, Jeremy Scott
All across the runways, we saw the helmet hair effect. While Tory Burch went for a look that was sleek on the top and on the bottom, Matthew Adams Dolan opted for a more textured effect, adding glossy gel to the crown and allowing the hair to fly free at the ends. At PRISCAVera, it was all about the wet look, with a combed-back, flattened top and piece-y ends.
From left: Matthew Adams Dolan, PRISCAVera, Tory Burch