We look forward to fashion week for so many reasons, and when we're not too busy drooling over the latest collections, we're obsessing over the hair and makeup. This past week was New York Fashion Week for Autumn/Winter 2014, and there were almost too many fabulous makeup looks to choose from. The trend was definitely towards a more natural look as opposed to the dark smoky eyes and vampy lips we’re used to seeing in the colder months. Many of the looks were subtle and understated, focusing on just one feature, such as bold (almost boyish) brows, graphic liner or effortlessly berry stained lips. Scroll down to check out some of our favorite makeup looks from NYFW.
Hervé Léger by Max Azria
The graphic liner trend was on full display at Hervé Léger for Max Azria, where makeup artist Val Garland let dramatic double winged liner take center stage, rounding off the look with a glossy peach pout. Check out the backstage footage for some extra tricks and tips!
The girls walking for Rebecca Minkoff were rocking a mix of masculine and feminine silhouettes, and Stila makeup artist Sarah Lucero was charged with creating a corresponding makeup look. She opted for one of the more classic A/W looks, balancing out the femininity of deep berry red lips with more masculine bold brows and minimal eye makeup.
Makeup artist Romy Soleimani opted for a classic smoky eye...with a twist. The look for the Richard Chai show called for silvery green smoky eyes, full brows, and a seriously nude lip to complement the deep rich colors in the collection. The jade tone is an easy (and slightly unexpected) alternative to your go-to black or gray smoky eye.
The look for the Jill Stuart show proved that bright liner isn’t just for Spring/Summer: natural skin and nude lips were offset with a pop of colored eyeliner concentrated on the lower lash line. Makeup artist Aaron de Mey used blue, green, and purple eyeliners to add jewel-toned drama to the edgy clothing in the collection.
The girls at Jason Wu rocked long, flowing silhouettes in a sophisticated palette of deep rich colors. Since the collection itself was so dramatic, makeup artist Diane Kendal provided a bit of contrast with a pretty and polished makeup look, opting for rosy cheeks and lips, subtle liquid eyeliner and thick, boyish brows.
We were hoping to see at least one earth-toned smoky eye, and Rodarte’s show didn’t disappoint. The gorgeous girls offset the futuristic collection with a dramatic (and very autumnal) burgundy and bronze smoky eye blended to the brow bone. Makeup artist James Kaliardos finished the look with glittery lavender lips to tie into the collection's theme of outer space.
Adding a bit of sparkle to the runway were the girls at Badgley Mischka, with MAC makeup artist Tom Pecheux opting for a stacked wing liner look of basic black topped off with a seriously metallic gold liner. The rest of the makeup was kept fresh and youthful, allowing the sliver of gold to take center stage and tie in with the gold accents throughout the collection.
The looks for A/W 2014 were fabulous, as always, and we now have some serious makeup inspiration! Let us know which look was your favorite from NYFW, and which looks you're dying to try out by a leaving a comment below!