The Best Beauty Looks from Fashion Month and How to Get Them
Jaw-dropping duds and It-girl street style trends aside, Fashion Month brought with it a long list of new and exciting makeup inspo to breathe new life into your beauty routine. The highlights? Glitter-flecked lips, lazy-girl hair and two-tone lids, just to name a few. While the looks were paired with next season’s hot new styles, you can totally start wearing them now with your fave fall outfits — and below, we’re showing you how. From New York and beyond, scroll on for nine Insta-worthy beauty looks to try now.
Bold crimson lips have reigned supreme for the last few seasons, but for Spring 2017, designers like Mary Katrantzou and Jason Wu called for something a little bolder and brighter. Playful pop-art hues ranging from neon orange to fluorescent pink dominated, ushering in a new era of loud lips. (Photo via Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty)
Get the Look: To achieve an amped-up pout, paint lips with Mac Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21) in Bengal Tiger. To ensure lips are smooth, exfoliate with a sugar scrub and prep with lip balm, like Meow Meow Tweet Repair Balm ($18), allowing it to soak in before applying lip color.
Step aside, smokey eye — you’ve got some competition. Things are about to get shimmery for spring if Custo Barcelona has anything to say about it. Gilded lids ruled the catwalk, with dramatic golden powder illuminating the line’s latest wares. (Photo via Rob Kim/Getty)
Get the Look: Using a blending or cream eyeshadow brush, apply Nars Eye Paint in Iskander ($25) liberally to your lids. For a bold, runway-inspired look, take the gel shadow all the way up to the brow bone and to the outer edges of the eye. Looking for something a little more subtle? Apply a light layer to lids.
Fendi took a playful, all-glitter-everything approach to beauty this season with bold graphic liner and lips that sparkled and shined. Soft, pink glitter was thickly applied to lips, creating a candy-like appearance that, when paired with the models’ embellished, ultra-sleek ‘dos, took on a flirty, futuristic edge. (Photo via Tristan Fewings/Getty)
Get the Look: Okay, so maybe it’s a beauty-don’t for the office, but the dance floor? That’s a whole other story. Recreate the show-stopping look by applying Ben Nye Glitter Glue ($7) to lips and then adding flecks of glitter with your fingers. Not looking for the full-on effect? Mix a sprinkling of glitter in with a sheer lipgloss and apply using a lip brush.
Taking a step away from the classic and demure looks popular in previous years, designers were big on look-at-me color and bold beauty this season, which in many cases made up for otherwise understated duds. Case in point: this pretty pastel look spotted at Jill Stuart, which embraced a two-shadows-are-better-than-one approach. (Photo via Brian Ach/Getty)
Get the Look: While you could totally achieve this look with brushes and powder, we’re partial to the precision ease of pencils. First, start by choosing two Sephora Collection Colorful Shadow & Liner Pencils ($14). Use one to draw a line along the lash line from the inner corner of the eye to the middle of the lid, then fill in until just below the brow bone. With your second color, trace along the bottom lash line, drawing the pencil diagonally upward to touch just below the tip of the eyebrow. Fill in the rest of the lid with your second color.
SLICK SIDE PARTS
While there were plenty of slick looks to be had this season, we were partial to this sweet style that made an appearance at Bottega Veneta. Slightly less severe than the wet looks we’ve seen in the past, this elegantly undone ‘do reads sophisticated, understated and, above all else, dreamy. (Photo via Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty)
Get the Look: Create a deep side part, beginning at the arch of the eyebrow, then apply a pea-sized amount of blow-dry lotion, like Kérastase L’incroyable Blowdry ($40), to locks. Use a straightener, curling iron or wand to create oh-so-subtle waves (wrap tresses loosely around your weapon of choice to create texture). Before heading out the door, adorn hair with the piece de resistance — an heirloom-inspired barrette, placed at an angle just behind the ear.
BURGUNDY SMOKEY EYE
While bodacious beehives certainly grounded Anna Sui’s beauty look in the ‘60s, it was the wine-colored smokey eye that really grabbed our attention. Bold and totally unexpected, this is one look you’ll want to add to your lineup stat. (Photo via Astrid Stawiarz/Getty)
Get the Look: Mix colors — like MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadow Eyeshadow and Powder Blush ($21) in shades like wine and burgundy — to create a wine-stained lid. Use a brush to line the lower lash line, bringing it just outside the outer corner of the eye, then fill in for a totally unexpected look.
An effortless, carefree and youthful aesthetic was the inspiration for the beauty look at J.W. Anderson. The beauty was minimal in nature, with models walking the catwalk rocking matte skin, a flick of mascara and roughly applied lipstick. (Photo via Jeff Spicer/Getty)
Get the Look: This nonchalant look is crazy easy to achieve. All you need is a touch of concealer, like Alima Pure Cream Concealer ($28), applied where necessary, a coat or two of your go-to mascara and a quick swipe of NARS Satin Lipstick ($28) in a warm, neutral shade like Casablanca.
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Not for the faint of heart, Versace Versus’s beauty look had an air of urban warrior to it, with streaks of attention-grabbing shadow stretching from the temples to the bridge of the nose. Subtle? Not so much.
Get the Look: Grab a pot of MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream Waterproof Cream Color ($23) in Orange and a blending or cream eyeshadow brush, and begin by painting the lid, applying the shadow all the way up to the brow bone. In a not-so-precise fashion, use the brush to extend the pigment out toward the temple and from the inner corner of the eye toward the nose. Don’t worry about even lines — it’s the haphazard application that lends the look its urban charm.
GLAM ’90S MINIMALISM
At DKNY, grunge took on an unexpectedly whimsical tone thanks to a subtle sprinkling of glitter. The result? Stunning. We’d test drive this look any day of the week. (Photo via Albert Urso/Getty)
Get the Look: While Pat McGrath’s lipstick kit is currently out of stock, you can totally recreate the look on your own. Paint your pout with a velvety layer of Pat McGrath Labs Lust 004 Lipstick ($25), add a swipe of clear gloss, then press on some MAKE UP FOR EVER Glitters ($15) for a lustrous finish.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)