Spring is a time of awakening, joy, and living each day with an IDGAF mentality. We’ve long tucked away our winter coats and baggy sweaters and excitedly traded them in for rompers and sundresses. Now it’s time to make sure we’re totally in tune with the season. It’s more than just our wardrobes that are in need of an overhaul. This spring, it’s all about taking beauty risks and trying something new.
Forget the vampy, matte lips and clumped, Twiggy-like lashes we rocked all winter long, and look no further than the spring runways for some inspiration. Below, we reinterpret four major runway trends—with a NYLON twist, of course.
Photographer: Ana Iram
Makeup: Allie Smith
Hair: David Cruz
Stylist: Stefaniya Chekalina
Models: Austria at The Society Management, Amelia Milne at MSA Models, Mira Lenko at VNY Models, Allison at Red NYC, Allison Brooks at Red Model Management, and Alyda at Wilhelmina
PHOTOS BY ANA IRAM
Pops of ColorAfter a dark and dreary winter, who isn’t looking to add a refreshing pop of color to their daily palette? From the electrifying graphic liner at Ports 1961 and Maison Margiela to vibrant lids at Sportmax and Christian Siriano, we can’t deny that we’re stoked to add life to our faces once again.
Feeling daring? Take your chances by mixing and matching bright colors. Keep the attention on the eye, focusing on a specific shape. But most of all, have fun with it.
On Allison: NARS, Duo Eyeshadow in ‘Fashion Rebel’ (for violet and yellow), $36, available at NARS; NARS, Duo Eyeshadow in ‘Rated R’ (for green), $36, available at NARS.On Mira: Marc Jacobs, Matte Highliner Pencil in ‘Popular,’ $25, available at Marc Jacobs; Marc Jacobs, Matte Highliner Pencil in ‘Deja Blue,’ $25, available at Marc Jacobs.On Austria: Marc Jacobs, Matte Highliner Eye Pencil in ‘Out of the Blue,’ $25, available at Marc Jacobs.
All models are wearing Topshop jackets, Bordelle bras, and Falke tights.
PHOTOS BY ANA IRAM
Blurred LipsOkay, so maybe we’re jumping the gun on this one a bit, but we did see smudged lips make an appearance on the spring 2017 runways at Mother of Pearl and Giambattista Valli, and witnessed even more smudgy glory come down the fall 2017 catwalks, which tells us that we’re on the verge of something major. From slightly blurred lines to full-on “I just shoved my face into a bowl full of fresh berries” lips, this look requires no lip liner, a bit of gloss, and a desire to think outside the box (and color outside of the lines).
Curious to try this look for yourself? Take your time with this one. First start out by prepping your lips: moisturize well, then blot until dry. Apply lipstick with your finger, allowing yourself to not be precise—a little smudging is a good thing! Apply layers until you reach the desired color, blotting in between applications. Top it off with a clear gloss.
On Alyda: YSL, Rouge Pur Couture Satin Radiance Lipstick in ‘Rouge Neon,’ 37, available at YSL; Glossier, Lip Gloss, $14, available at Glossier.On Amelia: YSL, Rouge Pur Couture Satin Radiance Lipstick in ‘Indian Orange,’ 37, available at YSL; Glossier, Lip Gloss, $14, available at Glossier.On Mira: YSL, Rouge Pur Couture Satin Radiance Lipstick in ‘Fuchsia Pink,’ 37, available at YSL; Glossier, Lip Gloss, $14, available at Glossier.On Austria:YSL, Rouge Pur Couture Satin Radiance Lipstick in ‘Pink Rhapsody,’ 37, available at YSL; Glossier, Lip Gloss, $14, available at Glossier.On Allison: YSL, Rouge Pur Couture Satin Radiance Lipstick in ‘Le Rouge, $37, available at YSL; Glossier, Lip Gloss, $14, available at Glossier.
All models wearing Topshop dresses.
PHOTO BY ANA IRAM
Glowing, natural skinOf course, now that we’re no longer confined to heated indoors or the brutal winter chill, we can finally let our skin breathe. Bare faces with just a hint of dewiness and luminosity were all the rage at Isabel Marant, Michael Kors, and Proenza Schouler, with models’ natural beauty shining through without pounds of foundation.
To give yourself your own bare-faced glow, moisturize your skin and apply concealer only where needed. Finish off by applying highlighter to the high points of the face.
On Amelia, Mira, and Alyda: Glossier, Stretch Concealer in ‘Light,’ $18, available at Glossier; Glossier, Haloscope in ‘Moonstone,’ $22, available at Glossier.On Allison: Glossier, Stretch Concealer in ‘Medium,’ $18, available at Glossier; Glossier, Haloscope in ‘Quartz,’ $22, available at Glossier.On Austria: Glossier, Stretch Concealer in ‘Dark,’ $18, available at Glossier; Glossier, Haloscope in ‘Quartz,’ $22, available at Glossier.
All models are wearing Topshop swimsuits and Candy Shop Vintage earrings.
PHOTOS BY ANA IRAM
Dramatic drapingDraping is the ‘80s-inspired blush technique that took the spring runways by storm—and basically told contouring to take a backseat. With this look, vibrant color graces the cheekbones and wraps all the way up to the temples and, in some cases, beyond. Models from both Kenzo and Fenty Puma rocked the throwback trend—and we see it returning full throttle.
To achieve this look for yourself, feel free to get creative with placement. While the high point of the cheekbone is an easy way to pull off this look, you can keep the color more concentrated in the center of any desired spot and blend out.
Amelia and Alyda are wearing Topshop dresses. Alyda is wearing Candy Shop Vintage earrings.