June 9, 2017
January 30, 2017
This past December, Pantone, the global authority of color trend information, debuted its newest color of the year: Greenery. Each color of the year choice is a symbolic representation of what is predicted to occur in global culture that year, and usually influences fashion, beauty, architecture, technology, food, and travel. Last year came with the release of not one, but two colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity, a pale pink and pastel blue respectively. The pairing was meant to represent the recent blur of of gender norms in terms of fashion and everyday life, coinciding with gender equality movements around the world. The last time we saw a shade similar to this year was 2013’s color choice of Emerald, which was chosen to symbolize elegance and luxury.
Referred to as “nature’s neutral,” this years yellow-green tone carries the lightheartedness of the first days of spring, representing new beginnings, and a refreshing, revitalizing mood. Arriving in the midst of major changes to the social and political landscapes, Pantone wanted to evoke hopefulness, rebirth, and rejuvenation. Although the idea of “going green” is not a revolutionary one for 2017, the color also symbolizes a growing movement to protect nature amidst the ongoing fight against climate change.
Greenery has already made an appearance on several Spring 2017 Ready to Wear runways, like Gucci, Balenciaga, and Valentino. Although this shade may seem hard to wear, new arrivals in the beauty, accessories, and fashion industries are proving the tone to be easily wearable for anyone. Butter London released a nail polish to commemorate the newest color of the year, and cosmetics brands like NYX, MakeUpForEver, and Sephora all carry easy-to-use products in the green hue. In the accessories department, check out Ray-Ban’s Wayfarer Lightforce sunglasses in green and Burberry’s Small Banner Leather Tote in pale pistachio green. Surprisingly, Greenery can be easily paired with a wide variety of color combinations; try pairing the green tone with last year’s colors of pale pink and blue for a more bold look, or with neutral tones of beige, gold-browns, and cream for a more subtle pop.
Click through the slideshow above to see our other top picks for beauty and accessories in Pantone’s newest color of the year choice.
November 16, 2016
This fall season’s beauty trends range from traditional staples to eye-catching statement looks. Looking back on the Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear runway looks, we can easily see that the makeup used within various shows was an accurate prediction of what will be trending in the cosmetic world this fall. On the more unsurprising side of things, the dark lip has returned to its usual spot as a true go-to for the colder months of the year. Seen on runways like Rodarte, Louis Vuitton, and Marni, the dark lip trend in deep plum and red tones was made a focal point. To get the look yourself, try NYX Cosmetics Simply Vamp Lip Cream in shades She Devil and Covet, which are both available online for $6.50. Or, try Urban Decay’s Vice Lipstick in Blackmail or Disturbed, also available online and priced at $17.
More on the side of dramatic statement looks is the smoky, smudged eyeliner, which was also a popular choice on the Fall 2016 runways. This goth-inspired look complemented the collections shown by designers and brands like Adam Selman, Elie Saab, and Givenchy. Going the daring eye makeup route can be intimidating for many, so at first, you may want to opt for a more wearable, subtle version. Try the Marc Jacob’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer, available online for $25, or NYX Cosmetics Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner in Pitch Black, also available online for $12.
Another core trend in beauty that has seemingly been in the spotlight for multiple consecutive seasons now is the natural, bold eyebrow look. Being that it is much easier to get away with darker, bolder brows come fall and winter, it is no surprise that this look also made several appearances on the fall 2016 runways. Valentino, Balmain, and Nina Ricci all opted for easy-going natural brows, rather than heavy filled-in versions. To recreate this low-maintenance look, try Soap & Glory’s Arch Brow Gel, available here for $12, or Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel, available online for $22.
Click through the slideshow above to see more of the best fall 2016 beauty looks, straight off of the runway.
October 18, 2016
Judging from the recent runway shows for the upcoming spring/summer 2017 season, next spring will definitely be the perfect time to try out that bold lip color or vibrant eyeshadow that you’ve been hesitant to use in the past. The beauty trends from this most recent fashion week season are anything but subtle, with looks ranging from solid glitter lips to bright and bold eyeshadow that stretches way beyond the eyelids.
Classic looks like the timeless red lip also made a major statement on many prominent runways. One of the most notable trends that has taken off in runway shows all over the globe is the use of glitter. Bold looks even took over at New York Fashion Week, which is more known for showcasing extremely minimal, no-makeup beauty looks on its runways. Despite this however, DKNY’s show a few weeks ago had one of the most talked-about beauty looks overall. The makeup for the show was done by reknowned makeup artist Pat McGrath, who used the DKNY runway to showcase her most recent release, the currently sold out Lust 004 Lipstick Kit. The look is made up of a red lipstick base with pressed glitter on top, making for a truly show-stopping look. The glitter did not only show up on lips, but also in eyeliner, as seen at Versace, and in painted-on embellishments in various geometric shapes, as seen at Giamba.
Following along with the boldness of heavy glitter is the use of bold, colorful eyeshadow, which at many shows was applied also along the cheekbones as highlighter, as well as extending across the eyelids. At Victoria Beckham, emerald green and cobalt blue shadow made a huge statement, and was fresh and unusual compared to what the designer would normally choose for makeup looks. At Louis Vuitton and Max Mara, similar eye definition was used, but even more dramatic. Vibrant hues of green and orange were glided along both the cheekbones and eyelids at Max Mara, which was a perfect fit within its tropical-inspired collection. At Louis Vuitton, a sleek cat-eye in black liner was complimented by deep navy shadow, which extended far over the brows. Finally, among the abundance of bold glitter and vibrant eyeshadow, the classic red lip proved that it’s here to stay, making appearances on runways like Jason Wu, Cushnie et Ochs, and Creatures of the Wind. At Cushnie et Ochs, the look was slightly updated, and was actually two-toned. The top lip was done in a timeless red shade, and the bottom in a more vibrant pink-red.
Click through the slideshow above to see how these prominent beauty trends were used at other shows throughout fashion month.