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As you know, we love to report on all things fashion week. Every year, we try and take the best looks from the runway and offer easy ways to transition them to real life. You’ll be seeing lots more of this in the coming months, but for now, we give you NYFW FW16! To see our top picks from last year’s FW show click here, or see our picks for spring right here.
While we are absolutely not a proponent of not washing your face after a long night out (or any night for that matter!), we love the look of messy, smudged in makeup. Taking inspiration from a more rock’n’roll version of Audrey Hepburn, makeup artist Tom Pecheaux created a messy look with MAC for Brandon Maxwell. The eyeliner looks as if it had been applied the night before while the cheeks and lips are defined but muted.
The Adam Selman look has a bit more grunge – “dangerously sweet” as they call it. We love it! Emi Kaneko used a thick dark liner to make up for the lack of mascara and brow product, which works so well with the peach-toned lips and cheeks and the fun reverse French manicure.
Bet you never thought you’d get use of that old white eyeliner pencil again! Time to break it out! We love everything about this look at Rodarte, which aimed (and succeeded) at a “naughty romantic” style. The white eyeliner, though never originally something we’d pick up, makes the deep berry lip feel fresh and sophisticated. For us, Rodarte is always one of the shows that really stands out beauty-wise. We often see the same looks season after season (messy braids, no makeup makeup, graphic eyeliner) so any time a brand decides to try and stand out it usually goes a long way. Take note, design houses! More beauty innovation needed.
We also love the second look, seen at Proenza Schouler is almost reminiscent of old J.Crew but better. White eyeliner makes for such a modern red lip.
Oscar de la Renta shows always deliver a beautiful makeup look we’re eager to recreate. We love ODLR’s take on the graphic eyeliner trend, making it more wearable and pretty, and less harsh. With the eyes being such a focal point, makeup artist Diane Kendal left the rest of the face clean and healthy. The added benefit of Sunday Riley skincare before makeup application can’t hurt either.
The second look, seen at Anna Sui, was done by Pat McGrath for Covergirl and Garren for R+Co and delivers one of the prettiest looks we’ve seen on a runway. Natural hair and skin keep the focus on the eyes and those big lashes!