New York Fashion Week is our favorite gentle reminder that the thrill of summer is indeed over. However, if we have to say goodbye to long sunny days at least New York Fashion Week leaves us with some inspiration to get us through the chilly grey days ahead. What we loved about the Spring/Summer 2018 lineup is its focus on bright vibrant color and graphic accents. It had us thinking, if we must wait for the clothes, can’t we try some of these beauty looks now? Here are some of our top beauty looks from the Spring/Summer 2018 shows thus far.
Tom Ford kicked off New York Fashion Week and ditched his See Now, Buy Now model to go back to the traditional runway show. His hot pink suits, bright orange trench and cobalt blue separates were his trademark mix of opulence and edge when paired with radiant skin, glossy bare lip, full brows and thick black liner. Our next desk to date night look may not need a bold lip. Maybe it just needs a broad stroke of On Point Liquid Eyeliner in VIP and Sculpt A Brow.
Just when we thought no one wore white eyeliner anymore, we found some bold inspo at the Ulla Johnson, Tracy Reese and Assembly New York Show. The early 2000s white eyeliner in the waterline trick is making a comeback. Assembly artists paired the look with futuristic aviators and took the look one step further by drawing a white line down the center of the bottom lip mimicking lip ring nostalgia. At the Ulla Johnson show, a white line was drawn just under the lash line from the inner corner of the eye almost to the center. Another white line was drawn just under the lash line pointing upward and outward past the corner of the eye. This can be easily recreated with an eyeliner brush and the Rarity shade in PÜR’s My Little Pony: The Movie Collection Eyeshadow Palette . For less of a stark white and an on-the-go fix, opt for the pale pink highlight on the Wake Up Brow Dual-Ended Brow Pencil. Use the other end to fill in the brows for a “these are natural” look.
With the rise of Millennial Pink and this clever lipstick hack, we don’t foresee the pretty-in-pink trend going anywhere anytime soon. At the Brock Collection and Self-Portrait shows, rose-colored smokey eyes were paired with frilly ultra-feminine dresses in florals, polka dots, stripes and stars. Beauty blogger Hailie Barber is already a fan. She used the PÜR’s My Little Pony: The Movie Collection Eyeshadow Palette to create her pink look using Pinkie Pie. Mix with Fluttershy or Twilight Sparkle for the perfect hue. Pink eye shadow could be the new red lip for spring. Want to switch it up? Self-Portrait created a pink lemonade effect by adding a yellow shade (try Kindness in the same palette) to the outer corners of the lid. We would pair it with On Point Liquid Eyeliner to toughen up the look for day.
TRY YELLOW, BLUE OR GREEN
At Tracy Reese, who we love for making everyday clothing more whimsical and fun, we saw a paired down look that is just as fun as the multi-step, multi-palette looks we’ve become obsessed with on YouTube. She proves each season that well-dressed doesn’t have to be fussy. With neon floral dresses to all white ensembles and sequined separates, we realized that maybe our day to night look just needs a pop of bold, bright color. It’s easy to add a bold red lip (sure, the designer paired a pretty red lip with a magenta coat dress that we wished we could have for fall!), but what if you made the eye the focal point? (Do you see a trend here?) In the presentation we saw several looks that put the PÜR’s My Little Pony: The Movie Collection Eyeshadow Palette to good use. W saw a bold yellow (try Kindness), kelly green (try Loyalty) and cobalt blue (try Rainbow Dash) statement eye. It’s as easy as wetting a shadow brush and packing color on the lid only. No need to add shadow to the under eye or define the crease. The same look can be achieved by using your finger at your desk. (Have a makeup wipe available for a quick cleanup.) It’s a perfect look for an afternoon brunch date or an after-work dinner. It;s sure to add a pop of color to camel coats and black outerwear.
What’s our biggest takeaway from New York Fashion Week? Your next beauty moment is bold and bright.