Runway Beauty Trends

Runway Beauty Trends

For spring, the must-have beauty looks are eminently wearable.

Story by Anna M. Park

LIT-FROM-WITHIN SKIN

Makeup artists used words like “effortless,” “glowing,” and “inner beauty of the soul shining through” to describe the luminous skin seen at many a runway show. To achieve that inner glow, everyone from Altuzarra to Zac Posen started with a dose of hydration — moisturizers, eye creams and even Dr. Jart sheet masks at Opening Ceremony. Use a concealer or velvet matte foundation, like Diane Kendal used at Thakoon, to even out skin tone and then a pale pink strobe highlighter for a “natural, healthy” glow. On the other side of the spectrum, at Opening Ceremony, NARS Director of Global Artistry James Boehmer used a gold highlighter and lip gloss on the high planes of the face to channel a “botanical green house with moisture and condensation on the skin.”

THE TOOLS:

  • Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation, $48, sephora.com
  • Clinique Chubby in the Nude Foundation Stick, $24, clinique.com. RMS Beauty Master Mixer, $38, rmsbeauty.com
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood Light, $45, hourglasscosmetics.com

NEW MATTE

The new matte lip looks luminous, not dry or severe. To achieve this, matte lipstick was pressed on with fingers at Dolce & Gabbana, while at DKNY, Maybelline’s new Matte Liquid imparted a velvet finish. To mattify your favorite lipstick, apply a nude lip liner or concealer and press lipstick on with fingers.

THE TOOLS:

  • Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color in Rebel Red, $7.99, ulta.com
  • Le Metier de Beaute Moisture Matte Lipstick in Cinema, $32, neimanmarcus.com
  • Gucci Luxurious Moisture-Rich Lipstick in Lilac, $40, saksfifthavenue.com

NATURAL HAIR

Inspired by a jet-setting lifestyle, designers like Diane von Furstenberg and Rachel Zoe were all about hair’s natural texture — effortless, loose and, yes, even fluffy. Redken Global Creative Director Guido emphasized each model’s texture at Alexander Wang with Redken Wind Blown 05 for a “downtown feeling.” At Rachel Zoe, TRESemmé stylist Jeanie Syfu rough dried hair to bring out the natural texture, and then created pin curls with a 1-1⁄4 inch curling iron, enhancing horizontal ridges with the clamps.

THE TOOLS:

  • Hot Tools Salon Curling Iron/Wand Extended Barrel 24k Gold, $59.99, ulta.com.
  • TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creation Sea Foam, $6.99, tresemme.com.
  • Redken Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Spray, $19, ulta.com.

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