Fashion week in New York wrapped up its Fall/Winter lineup on February 19 with radically diverse and individual styles. Still, there were a few trends that broke through and we can’t get enough of them!
No Makeup Makeup
Minimalism is everywhere you look these days, with Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things being devoured on Netflix and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing topping the New York Times Best Seller list, less really is more these days. The same seemed to be true backstage at New York Fashion week, where natural, bare and glowing complexion let the clothes do the talking. That being said, No Makeup Makeup isn’t as simple as slapping on some foundation and calling it a day…
Get The Look: Start with a good moisturiser like NH Elixir. Follow with Foundation and concealer, and a light contour on the cheeks, chin and nose. Light contouring is key, you’re not a Kardashian/Jenner so unless you’re taking selfies for a living you don’t need to do much more than dust on a bit of powder ( MAC bisque eyeshadow works amazing for light to medium skin tones) or a sparing amount of cream contour. Put down a good neutral eyeshadow base and contour your lids if desired, fill your brows, pop on some mascara and lip moisturizer. Finish off your look with a highlighter (we love Evelyn Iona’s Shantelle Highlighter) just on the tops of your cheekbones for the dewy, glowing look that was all over the runways!
Even minimalists agree that if you love something, keep it. Judging by the looks on the runway, designers and artists are in love with lips. Whether it was bold, classic red lips, moody 90s-esque brown lips, or daring greyish purple lips, big pouty pops of colour were what Fashion Week was all about!
Get The Look: Start with moisturised, gently exfoliated lips (easy on the moisture, though, you don’t want your colour to slide right off your lips). Apply lip liner to your lip line, and fill in the rest of your lip with the pencil. Apply your lipstick/gloss/stain. If using lipstick, separate a tissue so that you are left with a single ply and place it over your lips. Gently apply a translucent setting powder over top of the tissue onto your lips for a matte and long lasting colour.
Christa Lalonde is the Blogger/Coordinator for Faye Smith Makeup and Hair. She would love it if you subscribed to this blog.