The best thing about New York Fashion Week beauty is that it's versatile and there's always something for everyone. We've got the avant gardes, the minimalists, the retro queens and smoked out It girls, so no matter what your style, there's always a beauty tip or ten for you in New York. Here are a few of our favorite looks from this season.
3.1 Phillip Lim
Grunge beauty has been a trend so long now that we can hardly keep calling it a trend but this is one 90s reference point that hasn't completely been exhausted over the past few years. Lipsticks with a brown undertone can be hard to wear but take inspiration from this look and find one with a slight gold shimmer if you want to try it at home.
All together this look might be a bit much, with both two-toned elements, but if you look at the sum of its parts, there are two show-stopping looks. To get this eye at home, try lining the waterline with a slightly lighter liner and run a fine brush with a complementary gel liner just under the waterline. It would be great with black and gold for a night out or even navy and black for an updated classic.
Lip gloss has fallen out of fashion in the past few years because it's finicky, often looks cheap, and weirdly enough, is sometimes harder to wear than lipstick. This blended out style could provide a great transition back to gloss. Try dotting a bit of a complementary gloss on top of stained lips to make them look fuller and add a bit of shine to an average look.
This look brings new meaning to the term smoky eye. Most smoky eyes are concentrated with black and grey shadows, so much so that the natural depth in the lid is lost. This blown out version is a lesson in subtlety and one we'll definitely be trying this season.
One of New York's biggest trends this season was this almost-neutral, washed out beauty. Super even skin with just a hint of color. It's a trend that can be worn by almost anyone, if you dare, but be careful not to lose all dimension in your face by adding a touch of color to the backs of your cheeks.
While this look in its entirety wouldn't be a go-to look for most, the color palette is definitely a source of inspiration. Most purple eyeshadows tend to be blue toned but this warm wine color is perfect for mixing up a classic smoky eye or complementing a subtle lip.
This is by far the coolest eye of the season so far and we can't wait to try it at home. If you look closely you'll see that there are multiple colors of glitter in this statement making eye but if you want to try it at home try layering a metallic shimmer over a cream shadow for a simplified version of this incredible look.
This goes beyond grunge and dives way into goth territory but there's something so interesting about the shape of this eyeliner that we'd be remiss not to include it. It's the perfect cat eye for women with almond-shaped eyes.
At first glance this look may seem pedestrian but a quick double take will reveal a subtle peachy-pink eye alongside that perfectly stained lip. It's hard to wear a sheer pink shadow without looking like you've contracted pink eye but the peach tone lifts it just enough. This could be the introduction of a new neutral.
People always say less is more but rarely ever get it right in execution. This look pairs glowing skin with smudged-on lipstick and well groomed brows. It's enough to make you look polished and presentable but easy enough to do in under five minutes — a perfect go-to daytime look.