New York Fashion Week has hit once again and left us with a kaleidoscope of beauty ideas. Here’s our pick of beauty looks from this year’s NYFW:

Natural beauty by Bobbi Brown at Elie Tahari Screen shot 2014-02-17 at 10.17.08 PM

To complement the collection’s detailed statement pieces, the beauty look was soft but impactful. Flawless skin was dewy and illuminated while the eyes were subtle but intense. Bitten lips stood out against an otherwise earth-toned palette to complete this naturally dramatic look. For the eyes, Hydrating face cream was used to keep a natural base, with Tawny Blush, Bronze Glow Prisma Face Highlighter from the Scotch & Soda Collection, Fall 2014 to add colour to the face. For the eyes, Sand Eye Palette (Surf & Sand Collection, Fall 2014), Espresso Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, Smokey Eye Mascara were used to give eyes a soft yet defined eye. The look was finished with also subtle lips using Sunlit Pink Sheer Lip Color (Surf & Sand Collection, Fall 2014) and Brownie Pink Lip Color.

Polished makeup by Bobbi Brown at Misha Nonoo 

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Misha Nonoo’s 2014 Fall collection was inspired by a chic downtown girl who works in a gallery and leads a curated life. Her look is thrown together with structured garments with touches of draping, interweaving shapes and textures. The minimal use of prints emphasizes the architecture of the garments. She pairs her wardrobe with effortless hair contrasted by a polished makeup look: flawless skin, shimmery cheeks, smokey gray eyes and a nude lip. To set the a natural base, Creamy concealer, Skin foundation stick  were used whilst Brightening Finishing Powder in Nude helped to add colour on the cheeks. On the eyes,  Long-Wear Eye Base, Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Granite Ink,  Smokey Nudes Eye Palette (Smokey Nudes Collection, Fall 2014), Brow Kit, Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara, Smokey Eye Mascara were used to draw out the eyes. To finish the look Blush Lip Color (Lip Extravaganza, Fall 2014) was used to complement the eyes.

Updos, cornrows and eyeliner at Marchesa

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Two extremely different hairstyles were created by Toni&Guy for the Marchesa runway. Hair alternated between the more romantic messy mid-height bun and an edgier stronger look with hair half up in cornrows.

The makeup was equally striking with a swipe of blue or green eyeliner above the creases on the top of eyelids. The rest of the makeup was kept soft using lipstick and illuminator to highlight the cheeks. Artist, Gucci Westman of Revlon, explained, the pop of colour aimed to emulate a “Scottish country girl mixed with a Maharaja princess”.

Crimson lips and luminous skin at Naeem Khan

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The look at Naeem Khan was all about the dark and sultry world of cabaret and burlesque circa the Weimar Berlin era! To communicate this, James Boehmer from NARS, focused on strong eyebrows and bold lips. Brand new products from NARS were incorporated into the beauty look with Lanikai Velvet Lip Liner, Mirihi Island Beach Velvet Lip Liner and alternating shades of Audacious Lipstick in Marlene, Jeanne and Bette for a hit of crimson or berry red.

Mega Waves, graphic eyes and blood red lips at Zac Posen

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Models at Zac Posen dripped with 1940s glamour and elegance. Makeup by Kabuki for MAC was designed to inject a punk edge into the look. Kabuki painted on fine lines of ink black liner onto the top of lids, with numerous flicks at the outer and inner corners of the eyes. The look was finished with a bold red lip in MAC Dangerous. 

The hair, courtesy of Odile Gilbert for Kerastase, was inspired by Rita Hayworth with an updated stunning twist. Using a multitude of criss-crossed bobby pins from the crown of the head up to the base of the neck, she created a unique chic look of extreme waves and high shine.

The ‘tri-liner’ and braids at Jean-Pierre Braganza

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The look at Jean-Pierre Braganza was at simultaneously pretty and edgy. Artist, Terry Barber for MAC, painted a classic cat eye flick on the top of lids with an extra line under the rims of eyes for “added toughness”. He used MAC Black Creme Liner, Blacktrack Liner and finished with a sweep of Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara.

Hair was twisted into braids by Indira Schauwecker for Toni&Guy. Incorporating both notions of sweetness and boldness, they pinned hair wefts with different textures and colours into hair.

Princess styled waves and feminine makeup at Badgley Mischka


Models at Badgley Mischka looked incredibly feminine and beautiful and is my favourite look from NYFW14. Hair, by Peter Gray for Moroccan Oil, was parted to the side with deep low-swept fringes and curls that tumbled down the backs of the models. To complement the pretty hair, artist, Tom Pecheux, kept makeup simple yet luxurious having been inspired by “the golden years of America, very 1950s and 60s”.

Images courtesy of BellaSugar and Bobbi Brown

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A Melbourne city girl through and through, Olivia is a Communications student at RMIT. After dreaming of crossing international waters her entire life, she has spent the last six months studying in Leeds, England. As cliched as it is, she believes travel really is the only thing that makes you richer and intends to spend the rest of her life exploring and discovering the world. A lover of the arts, good food and quality wine she realises the importance of being an enthusiast in life. Because honestly, lukewarm is no good for anything. Twitter: @oliviawindsor Blog:

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