The 7 Biggest Beauty Trends From New York Fashion Week

This season at New York Fashion Week, the beauty flitted between pared-back and unbridled. Embodying the stripped-back attitude was a skin care–as–makeup strategy with minimal flourish. Leave it to backstage legend Pat McGrath to sum it up lyrically, “sublime skin meets minimal majorness.” It’s no wonder then that the ’90s are permeating runways. Not just on the minimalism front with clean skin and slicked-back knots, but also on the maximalist one as well. From chunky glitter eyes to bombshell updos worthy of the decade’s most influential supermodels, bolder referential statements abounded.

The emphasis on beauty inspired by a particular “character” for the show felt timeless. Individual statements included artful braided sculptures, floor-sweeping hair lengths, and a mélange of imaginative face embellishments. Of course, it wouldn’t be the spring runways without bright bursts of color or wet-look finishes, either. Here, seven hair and makeup trends that emerged throughout the week.

’90s Redux

The ’90s were everywhere. The decade’s less-is-more attitude was palpable at Victor Glemaud, with muted copper pouts, and Sandy Liang, where Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy served as the muse. On the other end of the spectrum were touches of shine and smolder, as seen at Tory Burch with its rave-worthy silver glitter cat eyes and Sergio Hudson with supermodel-inspired teased updos with sets of cheekbone-grazing strands.

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