These Make-Up Looks At #NYFW 2019 Blew Our Mindsby | September 11, 2019
NYFW is living up to our summer fantasies with cheery beauty looks created using a bright and vivid colour palette. With make-up artists challenging their creativity, each show has rendered unique beauty looks to complement the collections. From watercolour-inspired lids that showcase different strokes and graphic liners in sharp and whimsical iterations to beauty looks heavily inspired by Euphoria, make-up on the runway is getting more editorial by the day. And while in reality, summer is only now fading into winter, these trendy looks can be put into action right away.
With fashion week having only just begun, we cannot wait to see what magic the runway rustles up. Until then, here's a look at our favorite runway beauty looks from New York Fashion Week that we have bookmarked for reference.
Painterly strokes dominated #NYFW with make-up artists taking to the brush quite literally to recreate a watercolour-like effect. At Christian Siriano, we saw a 'chic abstract painterly eye' as the designer describes it that was recreated by make-up artist Erin Parsons using Maybelline TattooStudio Eyeliner Pencils in teal, silver, and navy.
We can't decide if we are drawn more towards the make-up at Chromat or the hair. Make-up artist Keri Blair used MAC Cosmetics to create a graphic eye with a mix of eye colour and liner using Chromat-staple hues of navy and green. The hair done by Justine Marjan saw textured bubble ponies that elevated the cool quotient up a notch.
Legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath worked her charm and expertise to give us dreamy eyes as seen at Anna Sui. With a dusting of fruity peach blending into a popping mango on the upper lid and lower lid, the artist drew a 'floating crease' reminiscent of a cloud. The sequinned star on the lower lid completed the look, and we can't help but wonder what Hunter Schafer of Euphoria fame would look like sporting this look.
'Denim eye' is now a thing, thanks to Uoma Beauty and make-up artist Sir John who created the look for Laquan Smith. In simpler words, the lids were painted a gorgeous metallic blue that was extended into an elegant and sharp cat-eye. The look was created using 'the POISE black magic palette, glowy skin perfected with Say What?! Foundation and Double Take Contour Stick, finished with Angela and Eartha on the lips," as explained on Uomo Beauty's Instagram.
Vivid hues, dazzling jewel tones, and bold colour-blocking dictated the runway at Sies Marjan and make-up artist Nami Yoshida complemented the diverse colours and textural play with minimal beauty looks. Bright red glossy pouts were interspersed with a smear of pink from the cheekbone blending into the brow bone, complete with barely-there bleached brows.
Move aside Euphoria, ’cause you have some bedazzled competition from Area who presented some seriously blinding bling in their collection: not that we are complaining. We are totally lusting after the facial jewellery crafted with coloured rhinestones that decorated the faces of the models. The looks created were literally off the chain. Practical? Nah. But what’s fashion week without some whimsy.
While their designs showcased clean lines and classic silhouettes in a muted colour palette, Mansur Gavriel gave their make-up a rather cheery update. With the scenery of sunrise and of cloudy skies meticulously painted on the lids courtesy Bobbi Brown, the peepers matched the chunky knits in the collection sporting the same motifs. We love a clean face with no make-up make-up, but we also love it when make-up artists use a face as a literal canvas to showcase their strokes.
Rosie Assoulin's invited her attendees a summer picnic at Union Square complete with fresh pizza and garden veggies. The joyous, light, and happy vibe not only translated to her easy-breezy collection but also to the make-up that complemented it. Done by make-up artist James Kaliardo, it saw Euphoria-like liner in vivid colours, termed 'paisley punims' by the designer. Drawn on using coloured pencils by Mac Cosmetics, the look can be recreated using just one stroke.
From bedazzled eyes using red rhinestones to blue glitter lids, the make-up at the Pyer Moss show was sensational. Created by Daniel Sallstrom using Uoma Beauty, the latter described the look on Instagram saying: "Introducing new paths in black storytelling through fashion and beauty. Key MUA @daniel_s_makeup created 5 different makeup looks for the @pyermoss #NYFW2019 show 🌶😍 beauty looks using Savage Black Magic palette, Allure Black Magic palette, Say What?! Foundation, and our brand new product set to launch in October."
Basically sunset on your lids, peepers at Jason Wu were enhanced with juicy shades of coral and mango. The artistry of make-up artist Diane Kendal, the lids were swiped with yellow while the coral was smeared across the cheekbone and the brow bone. The popping eye was balanced with a nude lip. For those you looking to recreate this look, "Makeup artist, @diane.kendal used the #lemonadecraze palette on the eyes and #vividhotlacquer lip gloss in 'tease' #mnyfashionweek #nyfw," as per Maybelline's Instagram.
Minimalism at its very best, Helmut Lang's creative directors Mark Thomas and Thomas Cawson honoured the brand’s classic style with '90s minimalist tailoring and pops of neon colours. Lead make-up artist Susie Sobol complimented the collection with a neutral base and a splash of square-winged eyeliner in black, neon, and rust, all from Code 8 Makeup. The products used to recreate this minimal yet impactful look as per Sobol's Instagram are: Radiate Beauty Balm, Seamless Cover Concealer, Highlight HD Palette-Between Two Women, Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette in Jaipur Marbles, Contour Eye Pencil in Classic Black, Precision Liquid Liner in Carbon Black, Lash Sophisticate High Definition Mascara, Blush Palette, Colour Brilliance Sculpting Lipstick in La Piscine , AM/PM Tinted Lip Balm, and Matte Velour Mattifying Powder.
Designer Phillip Lim complemented his collection of easy and elevated wardrobe essentials with a basic yet bold black graphic eye. Drawn to perfection by make-up artist Diane Kendal, the sharp liner used in the collection is from make-up brand UZ. Kendal has utilised its unique 7 Shades of Black eyeliner to highlight individuality and has lent it a fresh perspective.