NYFW SS19: Best beauty looks

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Text: Renée Batchelor

What were the best hair and makeup looks at New York Fashion Week? Check out our Buro edit of the noteworthy shows

Every fashion week, we turn to the runways for true style and beauty inspo. Sure Instagrammers and their ilk may have changed the conversation when it come who 'the youth' follow. But that doesn't change the fact that the rest of the world — think fashion buyers, makeup and hair artists and traditional media — still look to the runways to trend spot. After all, there's only so many caked-on facepaint beauty tutorials on You Tube one can follow. Here's our Buro 24/7 edit of our favourite hair, makeup and nail looks from the New York SS19 shows. For each city, we will pick two outstanding beauty moments, four hair looks and seven makeup looks that stood out from the crowd. 
Marc Jacobs

New York may not be the quirkiest city out there (it's usually London), but there were still some envelope-pushing moments. Designing duo The Blonds, who recently did a collaboration with M.A.C, didn't disappoint when it comes to giving OTT looks. We loved the sacred heart-inspired talons sported by some models that seemed to nod at the Met Gala's religious theme this year. Coupled with bold liner and unrestrained use of colour on both the face and on tresses, and you got a show that was not short on entertaining lewks. Another jaw-dropping moment happened when Marc Jacobs sent some of 35 of his models down the runway with dyed hair. Colourist Josh Woods, who did the mass dyeing told Harper's Bazaar "This is the biggest color project I have ever worked on — I've never done anything with so many girls who were willing to colour their hair. So it's a proud moment for me. It's a filmstar kind of colour. It's not so overt. It's not crass of vulgar, it's refined. It's slightly anti-unicorn hair, I love unicorn hair. But these kind of colours allow every woman to access having fun with colour, not just if you're in a youth market."  


From the very lived-in locks at Collina Strada to the modern glam at Escada, there were some hairstyles that we're screengrabbing and keeping for future reference. At Collina Strada the models had almost skunk-inspired, stripe-y streaks of faded colour woven in artfully dishevelled tresses (disaffected facial expressions optional). While at Escada, the memo seemed to be for almost 80s volume, but done in a unerringly modern way whether it was on a shag, ringlets or big curls. The hair at Brock Collection took a different turn — Little House on the Prairie gone Vogue — a fitting tribute to the romantic chic looks that the house is known for. Meanwhile, at Proenza Schouler, the fresh take on wet look hair, slicked off the face and loose at the back, is something we're copping for lazy Sunday brunches.

Kate Spade

With makeup, many designers pick the default, no-makeup makeup look, erring on the side of caution. But while not every show can be a spectacle (see The Blonds) we do like seeing interesting takes and fresh iterations. Favourite touches included the soft pink eyeshadow at the star-studded Brandon Maxwell show — that actually looked like something we could pull off IRL — to the cheeky, half-lined lips at Self-Portrait, which we're pretty sure we can do in a hurry.

Kate Spade showcased sparkle on a bare face, in a way that felt natural and unstudied — although the model's cute Jean Seberg-like hairstyle (above) definitely helped push the look. Colour was definitely in whether in the washes of orange and petal pink at Anna Sui, the bright corals tones at Hellesy, or the green liner at Christian Siriano. Pick a colour and start spicing up your makeup life. 


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