Friday, February 15, 2013

NYFW Fall 2013: The Top Beauty Trends and How to Recreate Them

I know you’re going to think I’m going soft. You’re expecting my fangs to dig into the various looks I saw strut down the Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week runways. What can I say? It was actually the opposite — a huge love fest. I worshipped almost every look I saw, and the standout beauty trends were beautiful and wearable by everyday Janes like you and me.  (I mean I’m not saying you should show up to work in an electric blue smoky eye and oxblood lips, but perhaps wear one trend at a time for a night out). Of course some shows had a case of the uglies -the mullets at Marc Jacobs were a joke and the hair at Jeremy Scott looked like the stylist stole the wigs from Marc Jacobs and threw them in the washing machine and shellacked them with hairspray.  But forget about the uglies and let’s start with the beauties…

Eye Makeup Trend: Bright Blues and Purples

You know I’m a whore for a jewel toned eye so you can imagine my elation seeing these beauties gracing the runways. Whether it was the ethereal purple smoky eye at Jason Wu,  dramatic navy blues accented with gold glitter at Thakoon, or just baby blue liner on the lower lash line at Badgley Mischka — this stood out as my favorite trend that worked on eyes and skin tones of all colors.

(Left – Right): Jason Wu, Thakoon, Badgley Mischka

How to Get the Trend

Diane Kendal from Lancome Paris was the lead makeup artist at Jason Wu. Kendal created the vibrant indigo smoky cat eyes with:

– Lancome Le Crayon Khôl in Purple Dusk ($25.50) 

Lancome ‘Liner Design’ Long Wear Gel Eyeliner Violet Stylista ($24.50)

– Lancome Indigo shadow from the Jason Wu collection–COMING SOON: Until the “Jason Wu for Lancome Collection” comes out try substituting with SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Eyeshadow N° 28 Purple Stilettos ($13)

Lip Trend: Soft Statement Lip

Whether it was the muted mattes seen at Diane Von Furstenberg, Badgley Mischka, and Oscar de la Renta or the delicate rose-hued lips at Carolina Herrera, this trend shows you can rock a statement lip without shouting it.  The best part of this classic lip is it pairs well with other trends, especially a retro winged eye or jewel-toned liner.

(Clockwise from top left): Diane Von Furstenberg, Badgley Mischka , Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta

How to Get the Trend

– Make sure you start by giving your lips a good scrub, either with a toothbrush or a delicious sugar lip scrub like sara happ ‘The Lip Scrub’ Brown Sugar Lip Exfoliator ($24)

– Apply a lip primer like Bite Beauty Line & Define Lip Primer ($22) which will fill in fine lines and give your lipstick a smooth canvas.  The Bite Beauty primer is also 100% natural and gives your lips a little hydration.

– Next you want to line and shade in your lips with a pencil that matches the color of your lipstick. For example, if you’re going for a coral lip try lining lips with MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil Coral ($18). 

– Go over the liner with your lipstick making sure you get into all the corners, using a lip brush if you need to.  Keeping with the coral theme, try Lipstick Queen ‘Sinner’ Lipstick Coral ($20) which adds a bit more moisture than most matte lipsticks.

Lip Trend: DRAMATIC Statement Lip

If you’re one of the lovelies who isn’t scared off by a little color and wants to make sure your pout is the central focus of your face (I definitely fit into this category), this Fall you’ll be rocking an oxblood or black lip like seen at Vera Wang and Vivienne Tam:

(Left – Right): Vera Wang, Vivienne Tam

Or you’ll paint your pucker with a classic Old Hollywood Glam crimson like seen at Marc by Marc Jacobs and Zac Posen:

(Left – Right): Marc by Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen

How to Get the Trend

Follow all the same steps as shown above in “How to Get a Soft Statement Lip” but try a bright red lip liner like Burberry Lip Definer Pencil ($27) and use a pigment-rich red like Dolce & Gabbana Monica Voluptuous Lipstick Attractive Monica ($33).

Hair Trend: Big Messy Hair

Obviously I was thrilled to see the big messy hair trend come back to the catwalk since given the right products and brush-through, my hair can instantly takes on this look. From the big curly  tresses at Marc by Marc Jacobs to the messy sexy “walk of shame” hair at Diane Von Furstenberg and Nicole Miller, big is back!

(Left to Right): Marc by Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg, Nicole Miller

How to Get the Trend

Redken Creative Consultant Guido created a big, beautiful heads of curls for the Fall 2013 Marc by Marc Jacobs show,”The inspiration for this look was a 1940’s-era woman, an uptown girl, but then we made it more fun, and thus more Marc by Marc. We didn’t want it to feel symmetrical or too perfect, the backbrushing gives a teased effect, a little crazy.”

1. Apply Redken Guts 10 Volume Boosting Spray Foam ($11.50)  from roots to ends to create volume and a base for styling and blow-dry hair.

2. When dry, make a deep side part and then pin curl hair in small sections, alternating with a 1-inch curling iron and 1 1/4 inch iron, pinning each curl to the the head with setting pins.

3. When finished curling the whole head, leave to set and when then when hair has cooled unpin each curl.

4. When finished unpinning each curl, run fingers lightly through curls and then gently brush out with a boar bristle brush for more volume.

5. Backbrush the top front section and then sweep the section across the forehead and secure in place with a bobby pin.

6. Finish by spraying the entire style with Redken by Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray ($10) to smooth the surface and hold the style.

Hair Trend: Braids of All Shapes and Sizes

Well we can let out a big collective sigh of relief that braids are still very much rocking the runways.  I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t ready to give up my fishtail braiding skills.   Braids just make everything better, don’t they? Braids graced the catwalks from the Game of Thrones braids at Christian Siriano and Rodarte  to the retro reverse braid at Badgley Mischka. 


How to Get the Trend

Aveda Global Creative Director Antoinette Beenders styled regal fishtail braids for Christian Siriano Fall 2013 collection. “This collection is inspired by the golden age of Russian Opera and Saint Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre,” said Beenders.  “The braids at the back evoke refinement and glamour, reminiscent of a Russian girl dressed for an evening at the opera. I’m thrilled with how it all turned out.”


*All photos unless otherwise noted are courtesy Women’s Wear Daily

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