The best beauty trends from fashion month so far

The best beauty trends from fashion month so far

The best beauty trends from fashion month so far

    (Imaxtree)

(Imaxtree)

If the beauty looks from New York and London Fashion Week have taught us one thing, it’s that this season is all about extremes: go big or go bare.

A convergence of past and present, Tom Ford revived the 70s disco era in NYC while Nensi Dojaka presented the modern woman, in all her sexy confidence for her London show.

These are the best beauty trends to try…

Fresh as a daisy

Nancy Dojaka (Imaxtree)

Nancy Dojaka (Imaxtree)

At Nensi Dojaka, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d wandered into a spa rather than a London Fashion Week catwalk show. Lucia Pica, Naples-born makeup artist and Chanel’s global creative makeup and color designer, worked to make a powerful statement that “simplicity can be powerful”. She notes Dojaka’s ability to “celebrate a woman’s power” as inspiration for the cropped look.

Pica used products like Byredo’s All-In-One Refillable Brow Pencil, Astronomical Mascara, and Vinyl Liquid Lip in Fantome (which she applies all over: lips, eyes, and cheeks) to make the look effortless, actually effortless.

Bed head

16 Arlington (Imaxtree)

16 Arlington (Imaxtree)

For 16Arlington, it was the French girl’s approach to hair. Stylist Sam McKnight used the Cool Girl mix from his collection (Hair by Sam McKnight) to enhance texture and volume. His best tip: toss your hair upside down before misting.

Emo chic

Tommy Hilfiger (Imaxtree)

Tommy Hilfiger (Imaxtree)

Tommy Hilfiger, whose show was a tribute to Andy Warhol’s NYC factory, presented another genre of pop culture: punk rock. Repopularized by artists like Olivia Rodrigo and Maggie Lindemann, no one is doing the resurgence as much a favor as Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker (who sat in the front row).

A dramatic eye and deep side parting may be winter’s new go-to. For a different approach, try a thick black liner as seen on Khaite and Jason Wu – think Amy Winehouse circa 2007.

Caught in the rain

Jason Wu (Imaxtree)

Jason Wu (Imaxtree)

‘Gel is making a big comeback!’ says Sam McKnight whose lacquered locks at Richard Quinn were an ode to the late Queen’s ability to be “elegant but stern and in complete control”.

Continuing this thread, the slim bun (love it or hate it) is clearly here to stay. Stylist Jimmy Paul, who worked on the Jason Wu show, gives a step-by-step guide to achieving the perfect one: starting with Olaplex No.9 bond protector hair serum, which he cites as “a great base for any hairstyle”. To reduce flyaways, Olaplex No.6 bonds more evenly and to finish, Olaplex No.7 bonding oil for that high gloss look.

Heavenly eyes

KNWLS (Imaxtree)

KNWLS (Imaxtree)

Metallics in bold colors and liner-like shapes reinforced the mythic fantasy that is Fashion Week. Isamaya Ffrench, the make-up artist known for her incredible ability to work with colour, talks about her creative process. “Keep your eyes open. Don’t expect to find inspiration only from pictures. Conversations, music and reading can do more for the creative brain than looking at pictures.”

French whose work graced the catwalk at Poster Girl, 16Arlingon and KNWLS used a mix of shades from the ISAMAYA INDUSTRIAL Color Pigments Palette as well as some shades from an upcoming collection to create the look.

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