The 10 Most Covetable Beauty Looks from New York Fashion Week

Rachel Krause
The 10 Most Covetable Beauty Looks from New York Fashion Week
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Each Fashion Week is a whirlwind, with countless shows, stories, and trends to follow up on: With all the news coming out of backstage, it can be easy to get lost in the flood. Invariably, there are always a few beauty looks worth noting, both for aesthetic appreciation and for a closer look at trends to come. These 10 hair and makeup looks are our picks from this past New York Fashion Week—pay close attention, because you might be seeing them trotting down the streets of your city come spring.

Doll Lashes
Backstage at Altuzarra, makeup artist Tom Pecheux complemented satin skin, sheer pink lips, and hairstylist Odile Gilbert's slicked-back chignons with a pop of false lashes just in the center for a sweet, subtle doe-eyed look.

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Almost Natural
At Rodarte, Odile Gilbert went so far as to allow the girls to wear their hair as they normally would, but makeup artist James Kaliardos let a fresh, natural face act as a canvas to several tiny hoops affixed throughout almost every model's brows. The accessories gave the makeup a rebellious bent that played off the cool, downtown chic collection.

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Textured Braids
Vera Wang is known for the gorgeous wedding dresses she churns out season after season, but for Spring 2015 she decided to offset the classic garb with something a little more unexpected. Clé de Peau makeup artist Lucia Pieroni worked a plum shadow beneath the eye for a "sunken" effect, while hairstylist Paul Hanlon created piece-y texture and relaxed waves that got their edge from thin, slightly dreadlocked braids hidden beneath the upper layers of hair.

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Red Alert
New York Fashion Week saw quite a few instances of bare-faced beauty, but makeup artist Yadim went an ever-so-slightly different route at Peter Som. Dewy, fresh skin and slicked-back braids courtesy of Eugene Souleiman found an unlikely match in a neon orange eye made possible by—wait for it—lipstick. Yadim used a brush to swipe a single stroke of Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lip Color in Vibrant Mandarin to each model's lower lid.

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Fresh Faces
If you're looking for a high-fashion excuse to skip the foundation next spring, look no further than the natural, satiny skin at Victoria Beckham. Makeup artist Pat McGrath layered moisturizer with a dab of a light foundation, then used both powder and pencil on brows to create a slightly stronger, more "statement" effect. Hairstylist Guido Palau opted for a nonchalant hair look by using his fingers to make a deep side part before working a touch of texturizing spray into the roots.

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Bombshell Bardot
The inspiration behind the voluminous, undone waves and sultry smoky eyes at Diane von Furstenberg was an easy one to guess. The sexy, slightly tousled bedhead came courtesy of Orlando Pita, who said of the look, "[Brigitte Bardot] had bedhead before it was even a style." Pat McGrath finished the look with smudged eyes and a nude lip, steering away from Bardot's classic cat eye at risk of becoming "too retro."

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Old School Cool
Iconic English actress Charlotte Rampling served as the inspiration behind the glamorous beauty at Jason Wu. Makeup artist Diane Kendal employed an interesting trick for creating the soft, hazy eye look: She first applied brown cream shadow, then used a q-tip dipped in a face serum to sheer the color out into a watercolor effect. Odile Gilbert used strong-hold mousse and hairspray to complete the appropriately strong hairstyle of a deep side-part that descended into a thick, wavy ponytail.

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The New Fauxhawk
The face created by Diane Kendal at Marc by Marc Jacobs was decidedly low-key, with clean skin, slightly glossy skin, and a soft nude lip taking center stage. The hair, however, provided an unmistakable contrast thanks to a line of tiny, twisted top knots positioned in a Mohawk-esque fashion straight down the center of the head, which Guido Palau intended to be "imperfect."

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Luminous Accents
At Monique Lhuillier, clear, soft-looking skin and minimal makeup got a futuristic upgrade. Makeup artist Val Garland strategically applied tiny pieces of cellophane to the models' faces with eyelash glue, embellishing the natural look with iridescent shapes that added just a little bit of edgy weirdness. Hairstylist Recine opted for a similarly luminous, slightly "oily" hair look that recalled the dreamy, luminous textures of the collection itself.

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Pretty Polished
Carolina Herrera can always be counted on for classic ladylike looks with a contemporary twist, and this season's hair and makeup was no different. Diane Kendal opted for the lips as the focal point, using five different lipsticks (one for each portion of the show) in varying shades of red and pink. The cheekbones were well-defined and the eyes slightly gilded, with a subtle flick toward the outer corners. Orlando Pita drew inspiration from Herrera's collection, giving the models looped buns with a glossy, almost stiff finish.

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