You want to know the beauty trends to come out of the spring 2014 collections, and I can’t wait to tell you! See below for some of our favorite looks from New York Fashion Week, including inspiration, product information, how-tos, and more! See the bottom of the post for the trends to surface from the first few days of New York Fashion Week, and the best beauty looks from Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff, Helmut Lang, and Mara Hoffman.
Kate Spade: Nails
Deborah Lippmann created the incredible nail look for Kate Spade for spring, dubbing the shape an “almondetto” (part almond, part stiletto), with a new twist on the French mani. With gunmetal on the tips, the stripe shades of It’s Raining Men, Groove is in the Heart, or Walking on Sunshine (launching summer 2014) alternated and the look was topped off with a matte finish. With a little patience and thinner brushes (a striping brush will do), you can definitely duplicate this downtown meets uptown look at home!
Rebecca Minkoff: Nails, Hair Makeup
For a Frida Kahlo-inspired collection, the beauty look dabbled in Mexican folk art with “day of the dead” nails, including flowers, polka dots, and an accent skull nail created by Michelle Saunders for essie with the aid of a dotting tool.
In the hair department, Jeanie Syfu for TRESemmé had Bianca Jagger in Mexico as the given inspiration, creating a four-strand braid with texture being integral to the look, teasing and spraying with the 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray and locking it in via dry shampoo (from TRESemmé’s Fresh Start line; used here is the Fresh Start Color Care Dry Shampoo), to fully articulate the playful and summery vibe of the collection with a matte, undone look.
For makeup, Sarah Lucero for Stila combined “the Mexican desert with Pink rebellion” to provide a new riff on the Frida Kahlo aesthetic. She used Navajo neutral shades such as terracotta, sepia, and browns, adding mascara FIRST, then the requisite eye liner. The brows were the most integral part of the look, and Lucero advises to keep brow hair loose by using a medium shade to fill and a darker one further out on the brow to define, brushing up the hairs and thus, loosening the pencil or powder fillers.
Helmut Lang: Nails, Hair, Makeup
Inspired by Picasso’s Cubism movement, Julie Kandalec for essie went minimalist with a great neutral, “sand tropez;” she first applied the “first base base coat,” followed by two coats of “sand tropez,” and finished it off with the “matte about you” matte top coat.
Paul Hanlon for UNITE Hair went for the gloss with lots of brushing out of the hair and shine drops, at first prepping the hair with the UNITE 7Seconds Condition followed by the weightless mousse of UNITE Session Whip, then use a rattail comb to perfectly section off the hair to the side, blow dry, spritz for some hold, and apply shine drops when needed. Hanlon finished off the look buy securing into a ponytail and wrapping a black leather hair piece around it.
Hannah Murray for NARS Cosmetics went on the inspiration of a “beautiful ’90s girl, yet refined and polished,” starting with “squeaky clean skin” (try NARSskin Optimal Brightening Concentrate and NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream with the pinnacle of the look being a boyish flush, placed low on the cheek (try Golshan Satin Lip Pencil (cheeks) and Fire Down Below Lipstick (cheeks), and a slight nod to ’90s grunge with the lip (using Het Loo Satin Lip Pencil and Golshan Satin Lip Pencil) blended and diffused but concentrated a bit more in the center. Eyes were kept relatively bare with just some clear lip gloss ( NARS Triple X Lip Gloss) on the lids for an effortless look to surely sync up with the clothing.
Mara Hoffman: Nails, Hair, Makeup
Honey for Maybelline used the Color Show “Born with it” as the base of the color, then used a thin brush to create a spectrum, sunburst effect with “Orange Fix,” sealing the art work with a top coat.
Nick Irwin for Catwalk by TIGI mastered quite the exaggerated pony tail, first prepping the hair with Curlesque Strong Mousse worked in from roots to ends, French braiding and applying Session Series True Wax to the ends setting with spray, and securing two braids together by using the woven belt wrap that came directly from Hoffman’s spring 2014 collection. Finishing off by using some Your Highness Weightless Shine Spray from the crown through a bit of the hairline, this hair look is one of the most creative, and colorful of the season!
Alice Lane for Maybelline created a sunkissed look with perfectly dewy skin by using FIT Me Foundation, worked in with a brush, and Dream Bouncy Blush in “Candy Coral,” first applied high on the cheeks and dabbed down for a naturally blushing effect.
“Buff and Tuff” Color Tattoo Pure Pigments was applied to the lids, with “Pink Rebel” placed along the lower lash line, finishing off with Falsies mascara, and moved onto the lips with a new hot item, Lip Elixir (will be available in November 2013) in “Celestial Coral.”
And finally, the trends to come out of the first few days of New York Fashion Week are comprised of: braided hair, Frida Kahlo inspiration, strong brows, coral on lips and cheeks, DIY nail art, and pink hues for eyes.