What started as an arena for fashion designers to showcase their latest clothing lines, has evolved into a space where beauty pros give us a preview into new trends in hair, makeup and most recently, nails. Here are a few of our faves.
1. NYFW Spring 2014 Beauty Trends: Statement Eyes
From dewy lids to sparkly peepers, look-at-me eyes were a big hit. If you’re trying these at home, do like the pros and maintain balance by keeping lips and cheeks minimal.
Anna Sui, Makeup by CoverGirl (left); Lela Rose, Makeup by Stila; Jason Wu, Makeup by Lancôme
2. NYFW Spring 2014 Beauty Trends: Nude Nails
Keeping clothes and makeup as the focal point of these shows, the lead manicurists chose neutral shades that still made a statement. For a bold nail look, choose a shade that is drastically different than your own complexion. They’ll stand out in a chic, understated kind of way. Or choose one that matches your skin tone. That way when your nail chips, it’s less noticeable.
BCBG, Nails by OPI (left); Milly, Nails by Butter London
3. NYFW Spring 2014 Beauty Trends: Glitter Nails
Glitter has come a long way, evolving from girly to womanly. Season after season, the pros backstage find new and creative ways to make sparkly nails as fashion-forward as the designs themselves. From delicately painted tips to full-blown statement manis, the range for how out-there they are changes from show to show.
Nicole Miller, Nails by Butter London (clockwise, from top left); Honor, Nails by Deborah Lippmann; ICBY by Prabal Gurung, Nails by Butter London; Jenny Packham, Nails by Essie
4. NYFW Spring 2014 Beauty Trends: Matte Lip
This is one look that is here to stay. Somehow, a zero-shine lip instantly upgrades an entire outfit. It’s elegant, yet totally cool. The trick is to make sure your lips are smooth (use a lip scrub to treat a chapped pout) and to use a clear liner so that the color won’t migrate.
Helmut Lang, Makeup by Nars (clockwise, from top left); Creatures of the Wind, Makeup by Nars; Naeem Khan, Makeup by Nars; Desigual, Makeup by MAC
5. NYFW Spring 2014 Beauty Trends: Low Pony
The Low Pony
A style that was once only reserved for gym class is now a beauty staple. It can be as simple as tying back sleek locks or as extreme as bedazzling your center part. The best part is it works with whatever your hair texture is at the moment—just pop in a fun accessory.
Rodarte, Hair by John Frieda (left); Vera Wang, Hair by Jimmy Paul with Bumble & Bumble; Pamella Roland, Hair by Ted Gibson