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If you want to know what makeup look will go from the red carpet to Instagram next award season or the hairstyle every beauty vlogger will be filming tutorials for come 2020, New York Fashion Week is where you’ll likely find it. Though the weeklong extravaganza has gone through its fair share of changes, it’s still considered the event where trends are born and co-signed by the fashion glitterati. And when it comes to hair and makeup specifically, the best NYFW Spring 2020 beauty looks are the smartest place to start.
Though the runway is just warming up with collections from Tadashi Shoji, Kith, VFiles, and more, there’s already a handful of moments that I think will have staying power beyond Fashion Month. From minimalist nail art to pastel lipstick (yes, seriously) and glitter on the décolleté, these are the beauty looks worth a double-take. Keep checking back for more art-in-motion; I guarantee you’ll find something worth recreating and showing off before everyone else catches up in the New Year.
At Elie Tahari, pastel eyelids paired with under-eye jewels and fall-inspired lip colors made for a standout combo.
Kith never plays it safe with fashion, so this laidback beauty look, complete with relaxed waves (as seen on Winnie Harlow) or slicked back strands, was the perfect compliment.
Editorial nail artist Betina Goldstein was recruited by Kith to create three different nail looks, including this Aspen-inspired minimalist design, using essie nail polish.
At Tadashi Shoji, the half-up, half-down hairstyle and an exaggerated blush on the cheekbones looks gorgeous coming down the runway.
And with the help of Black-owned brand Auda B., every Tadashi Shoji model got a manicure as intricate as the fashion.
VFiles models weren’t limited to just one beauty look, but this exaggerated neon cat eye with a glitter lid, pastel lips, and iridescent body shimmer is my personal favorite.
Over-the-top beauty moments are definitely reigning supreme this season, but I’m still in love with this subtlely glam hair and makeup look at Brandon Maxwell. (Also, yes to Bella Hadid with blonde hair.)
At Christian Siriano, models were fashioned with multi-colored eyeshadow that mirrored the bold color palette of the collection.
Christopher Jones models made lip liner (sans lip color) and bold hairdos a Spring 2020 highlight.
At Helmut Lang, simple winged eyeliner and wavy strands were the vibe.
If ever you needed proof that blush is back in a big way, look no further than the Jason Wu runway.
Over at Laquan Smith, Sir John utilized Uoma Beauty to create this stunning feline eye with shimmer on the lids and inner corners.
Is it just me or is rainbow makeup taking over?! Nicole Miller’s models also hit the catwalk with multi-colored lids.
At Prabal Gurung, slicked-back wet hair looked sexy and chic.
And Miss Pop paired the wet hair look with a negative space French manicure and classic red pedicure using Zoya polish. The ’90s are back, people!
It only makes sense that a bold red lip would be paired with the boldly-colored garments of Sies Marjan.
Pink eyeshadow and blush lips made an ultra-feminine statement at the Tanya Taylor presentation.
A glossy taupe lip and fall-inspired smoky eye popped against the animal print and sparkles on the Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya runway.
What isn’t there to love about a side-swept haircomb? This was executed perfectly on the Tory Burch runway.
Over at the epic Pyer Moss show, it was all about the eyes, where Uoma Beauty fashioned each model with three different beauty looks, including 70s-inspired blush, blended out to the hairline.
We have Paintbox to thank for the understated graphic detail of these negative space manicures at Ulla Johnson.
For Area’s Spring 2020 show, nail artist Naomi Yasuda used Swarovski crystals (!) to create this work of art on one model’s very lucky hand.
Gina Edwards, Lead Manicurist for KISSProducts Inc., used KISS Glam Fantasy Nails and KISS Salon Acrylic French Nude Nails accented with KISS Nail Art Paints to create this whimsical manicure for Alice & Olivia’s “modern bohemian” collection.
Anna Sui’s beauty look was “nouveau victorian,” with updated Gibson hairstyles crafted R&Co co-founder Garren and ethereal eyeshadow looks created by Pat McGrath and her team.
That’s “Lima Lemons,” a vibrant yellow polish strip from Color Street, on the Lela Rose runway.
With the help of TreSemme products, celeb hairstylist Ursula Stephen crafted this epic braided ponytail with bold fabric woven throughout for Maki Oh’s show.
Over at 3.1 Phillip Lim, UZ Beauty debuted “7 Shades of Black,” the newest shade of their Eye Opening Liner on each model, while a trio of bold neutral shades from Jinsoon were expertly matched to contrast pieces from the collection.
In true Moulin Rouge fashion (the inspiration behind The Blonds’ new collection), Moroccanoil Artistic Director Kevin Hughes decided to go for looks that catered to each model’s unique, individual style, while also paying homage to the show girl. CND also worked with The Blonds to create nail looks that were divided into five themes to reflect the most iconic scenes and characters from the Moulin Rouge film.
Keeping in tune with Veronica Beard’s ’60s-inspired collection, Moroccanoil Artistic Director Kevin Hughes went for a ‘do that embraced each model’s natural texture, complete with a deep side part and full swept bang. Very groovy.
Inspired by the inimitable New York woman, every model donned a satin smoky eye, illuminated skin, and a soft sheen of color on the lips. And of course, only Tom Ford Beauty products were used to bring this beauty masterpiece to life, including the Traceless Stick Foundation and two different shades of the Eye Color Quad.