The Best Beauty Looks at NYFW SS19

Sep 06 2018 by
Categories : Makeup & nails

A continuously updated list of the noteworthy makeup looks from New York Fashion Week—and the low-down on the products used to create them. 

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    Jeremy Scott

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    The look: Bare eyelids and eyelashes with natural-looking brows allow a foil lip to take centre stage. "I talked to Jeremy on Instagram, and he sent me a video of foil lips. I looked up YouTube videos because I hadn't done it before, and they all said 'This was a fail, it didn't work,'" makeup artist Kabuki told us backstage. "I had to go back to the drawing board—but we made it work."

    Get it: Leave foil to the pros, says Kabuki. The best way to get a similar look at home is with M.A.C Cosmetics Glitter in Pink, Rose and Pink Hologram ($26). 
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    Tom Ford

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    The look: A bohemian smoky eye inspired by the '70s.

    Get it: Tom Ford Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer in 29 Ava ($36)
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    The lookSade in the Caribbean.

    Get it: Maybelline Soda Pop Eyeshadow Palette ($18) 
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    The look: "No concealer, no foundation—it's very simplified," makeup artist Erin Parsons told us backstage of the nautical-inspired look. "We've taken a peach-y lipstick and used it in the places you would sunburn, like the cheeks, plus the eyelids and lips." 

    Get it: Maybelline Colour Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick in Chocolate Lust ($11) 
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    The look: Playful, youthful, innocent. "I wanted to capture the moment when, as a teenager, you pick up a makeup pencil for the first time and you're sitting in front of the mirror playing around and drawing on your face," says makeup artist Thomas de Kluyver of the four different eyeliner looks. 

    Get it: Maybelline EyeStudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil ($12)
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    The Blonds

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    The look: Disney villains. "It's a beauty look with a little bit of evil to it," makeup artist Kabuki told us. "There's a touch of wickedness to the eyeliner." 

    Get it: M.A.C Cosmetics x The Blonds Dazzleglass in BijouBlond ($25) 
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    Brandon Maxwell

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    The look: A young Brooke Shields in Texas. Hairstylist James Pecis used a large round brush to add height and volume to the hair—absolutely no teasing, he told us backstage. 

    Get it: M.A.C Cosmetics x Brandon Maxwell Lipglass in Baby B ($18.50) and Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer ($450) 
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    The look: Modern art. Strong vibrant colours and abstract shapes. 

    Get it: NARS Single Eyeshadows in Baby Jane ($23) 
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    Jonathan Simkhai

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    The look: Flawless skin, hyper-curled eyelashes and a stained lip. "You have to work quickly," says makeup artist Grace Lee. "Apply Baby Lips lip balm and place the lipstick in the centre of the lips, then use a fluffy brush to blend." 

    Get it: Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Voyager ($12) 
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    The look: A nod to the '80s. "It's kind of a boyish quiff to the side," says hairstylist Guido Palau, of the throwback-inspired look. Julia Roberts was another point of inspiration for the designer, so some models had their hair curled with a small barrelled curling iron.  "It's about movement and ease. If you brush it too much it becomes too retro," explains Palau. "We want to nod to the period, not replicate it." 

    Get it: Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam 
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    Prabal Gurung

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    The look: Gorgeous, luminous skin. "We're using highlighter on top of the cheekbone and then lip balm on top of that so it gives a really glistening effect," says makeup artist Diane Kendal. 

    Get it: M.A.C Cosmetics Hyper Real Glow Palette in Flash + Awe ($48) 
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    The look: "This look was bold, innovating a black graphic eye by extending the top lid into the eye crease," says Maybelline makeup artist Grace Lee. 

    Get it: Maybelline EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner ($12) 
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    Proenza Schouler

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    The look: Hairstylist Holli Smith used the diffuser attachment on the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer set to the lowest heat setting to maintain the model's natural hair texture. "The inspiration behind the look was a loosely slicked-back “out of the shower” style," says Smith. 

    Get it: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer ($450) 
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    Oscar de la Renta

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    The look: Makeup artist Tom Pecheux used two shades of M.A.C Cosmetics Kajal Crayon, Cocoa Spice and Flourish Me Beautiful, to line the lower and upper lash lines, respectively. 

    Get it: M.A.C Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick in Impulsive (available October 2018).
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    3.1 Phillip Lim

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    The look: Makeup artist Francelle Daly used concealer two shades lighter (for deep skin tones) or darker (for light skin tones) as a lip stain. 

    Get it: NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($37) 
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