Fashion Week

Fashion week makeup

Our beauty team hit up a slew of backstage runways at Fashion Week, catching up and grazing shoulders with industry bigwigs the likes of Bobbi Brown, François NarsStila, butter LONDON and Jin Soon Choiand taking notes on fall’s biggest makeup trends.

What stood out to them as the biggest beauty trends on the spring ’16 runways? For one, individualized contouring and brows, like the ones created at the hands of experts like Shiseido’s Dick Page for Narciso Rodriguez. In season’s past we’ve seen our share of strong contouring and bold brows, but this year was different. Show after show, artists let the model’s natural features dictate the beauty, focusing on accentuating natural assets, like amping up already god-given bushy brows.

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NARS artist James Kaliardos left it all up to the lip when making a statement Tuesday at the Rodarte showcase.

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Sun-kissed beauties graced the Veronica Beard presentation with a bohemian-inspired look courtesy of Bobbi Brown’s Marc Reagan. 

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Working with Tibi’s gender fluid soldier vibe, Bobbi Brown’s Cassandra Garcia worked to create the most basic of beauty looks, steering away from femininity and towards natural neutrals. 

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Bringing the cat eye off the street and back onto the runway, butter London’s Global Color Ambassador Katie Jane Hughes created a graphic eye and flushed lip and cheek to pair with a frosty nail, paying homage to Nicole Miller’s Icelandic theme.

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Nordstrom National Beauty Director Loredana Grama and the Nordstrom Beauty Office identify the biggest beauty trends on the spring ’16 runways.

In a matter of eight days, our beauty team hit up 34 New York Fashion Week shows, grazing shoulders backstage with industry bigwigs the likes of Bobbi Brown, François NarsDeborah LippmannCharlotte Tilbury and Jin Soon Choiand taking notes on spring’s most popular makeup crazes.

BeautyTrendBareWhat stood out to them? For one, natural, effortless makeup that left the focus on inner beauty. Skin was fresh and radiant and eyes were often left bare, except for a swoosh of nude shadows here and there. If there was a pop of color, you can bet it was on the lips, like the pouts M·A·C Cosmetics sent down the runway for Zac Posen. Expect glowing complexions, mushroom-tinged shadows and undone brows come spring for an easy au naturale look.

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Blushing barefaced beauties graced the Simone Rocha lineup Saturday with a barely-there Kabuki-inspired look courtesy of M•A•C Cosmetics makeup artist Sam Bryant.london fashion week simone rocha runway beauty

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The Marc Jacobs show has long been known as the finale of New York Fashion Week, so it’s no wonder his is one of the most highly anticipated—and buzzed about—shows. We were doubly lucky to not only get the backstage details on the look created by NARS, but to get those details from Mr. François Nars himself —the makeup legend and mastermind of the Marc Jacobs beauty look.

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Gorgeous skin and a gorgeous lip were front and center today at Marchesa. Gucci Westman for M•A•C Cosmetics chose a fuchsia lip as the focal point. She was inspired by the bright and pastel fabrics in the collection, and she also said, “it looks great with all skin tones. Fuchsia is chic; it’s like vintage Saint Laurent”.

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new-york-fashion-week-beauty-makeup-alice-and-olivia-4new-york-fashion-week-beauty-makeup-alice-and-olivia-1An eye that looked like a jewel was the focal point of the desert-goddess look backstage at Alice + Olivia today. Created by stila Cosmetics and inspired by the clothing collection’s warm tangerine tones, the color and texture of gold took center stage, giving the models a cool, desert-girl vibe.

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