NYFW FW17: The most covetable beauty trends

NYFW FW17: The most covetable beauty trends

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Text: Renée Batchelor

When it comes to modern and inspired beauty trends, we can always count on you, New York, New York. Here are the look we're lusting after

New York had its fair share of vibrant colour for the fall/winter season, so much so that we can see ourselves wearing many of these trends even right now. Textured tresses were worn both in vintage shapes and modern variations. Bold swathes of colour on the eyes came in every permutation, from two-toned to blended to monotoned. Even the lips carried their own expressiveness and luminosity. Here are the makeup, hair and nail looks we think you'll be copying as well.

1. The tie-dye eyes at Carmen Marc Valvo
I spy with my little eye, what looks like a swirling, tie-dye effect on the peepers of the models at Carmen Marc Valvo. Using sunny, somewhat psychedelic hues of fuchsia, orange and yellow eyeshadow and lashings of mascara, this looks almost like a spray painted T-shirt come to life.

Carmen Marc Valvo

2. The lucky stripes at Cushnie Et Ochs
How do you update the slightly passé French manicure? How about with two, thin gold foil strips for a dash of normcore glam that even the clumsiest of manicurists can manage. Also of note: The barely discernible liner rimming the lower lashline. Brown was used instead of black, so it was subtle in all the right ways.

Cushnie Et Ochs

3. The cobalt bolt at Prabal Gurung
The slogan t-shirts weren't the only things making a statement on Prabal Gurung's runway, as the team led by Diane Kendal and using M.A.C Chromacakes, opted for bold swatches of colour on the eye: oranges, greens and powdery blues also featured. Floating just above the crease and stencilled in in geometric shapes, it played brilliantly with negative space without looking too stage-y.

Prabal Gurung

4. The updated vintage cool at Anna Sui
Looking like pin-up girls with a dash of devil-may-care attitude, the models at Anna Sui sported what looked like a cross between victory rolls and omelet folds — yes these are actual 1940s hairstyle terms — on their heads. Coupled with a deep blue shadow that was almost haphazardly applied and blood red lips, there was a hint of rebellion to this feminine look. 

Anna Sui

5. The 'non-touring' and ombré lips at Erin Fetherston
Non-touring is officially a thing. And instead of seeing demarcated lines of contouring and shading, all you do see is luminous skin that looks like you've got a lighting effects specialist on standby. Paired with ombré, rosebud lips — that was supposed to look like the models had sipped beet juice on their way in — and clear gloss on the nails, this was an almost aggressive take on natural beauty. 

Erin Fetherston

6. The glamorous grunge at Alexander Wang
Well if you're going to do grunge, you don't get a more glamorous model than Bella Hadid to wear this look. With super-textured tresses that look almost like faux dreadlocks, lived-in liner, and sweaty-sexy skin — yes, it's a thing — this post-night out makeup should actually be worn at the start of your evening.

Alexander Wang

7. The spider lashes at Jeremy Scott
Clumps of lashes growing under your lower lashline like daddy long legs extensions? Why not, thought brilliant makeup artist Kabuki? Paired with a freshly-scrubbed, rosy complexion, it's bizarre, and we like it.

Jeremy Scott

8. The popsicle mouth at Jason Wu
With gleaming skin and ultra-groomed brows, this look requires not just a creamy, cherry lipstick patted on imprecisely — makeup artist Yadim reportedly used an orange matte tone on the upper lip as well to create dimension — but lots of concealer, highlighter and brow gel. The result? Unstudied girlishness that takes way more effort than you would think.

Jason Wu

9. The clashing, two-toned eyes at Oscar de la Renta
How cheeky yet inspired is this pairing of contrasting eyeshadow hues — baby blue and red was but one of the clever combis? Worn with modern ponytails, this young, hip and unfussy girl was the new Oscar woman, who wore the house's intricate designs with a less delicate spin.

Oscar de la Renta