Nothing goes together quite like a wink and a smile, which is why makeup artists at New York Fashion Week teamed high-octane eyes with barely-there lips, or contrasted loud mouths with lid looks that barely whispered. Here, 7 ways to achieve the perfect beauty balance from backstage.
I sincerely didn't expect it.
When I was in 7th grade, my mom finally grew tired of my piercing shrieks that sounded each time I asked her to pluck my eyebrows, and decided it was time for me to get them waxed. So off I went to the salon, believing I'd step out looking like my idol, Hilary Duff, and promptly steal the hearts of 13-year-old boys everywhere.
As the unicorn beauty phenomenon rages on, prices for rainbow-hued products have expectedly remained high. A "Unicorn Essence" serum comes in at $54 while a set of unicorn horn-shaped brushes is priced at $39. Now, thanks to Wet n Wild, you'll be able to get an entire collection of unicorn makeup for less than both those items. Whether you love the unicorn trend or could live without it, you can't deny $30 for eight products is a pretty sweet deal.
The Limited Edition Unicorn Glow Summer Collection includes Mega Last Prismatic Lipsticks ($4 each), the Unicorn Highlighting Brush ($5), two new shades of the Color Icon Rainbow Highlighter ($6 each), and Color Icon Pigments ($3).
Rihanna's Met Gala beauty look was a bold reminder that blush can do very cool things to the face in drop-dead-gorgeous fashion. But these days—with no-makeup makeup and an extreme Instagram highlight on either end of the trend spectrum—blush can, sadly, get lost in the mix. That's why we're fully here for an unorthodox new look gaining traction: Yellow blush.
So I finally did the yellow blush and I LOVE IT! 🐥✨🍋💛I used @nevecosmetics eyeshadow Banana. Now I want to try a thousand other non-conventional shades for blush 😍
💗 Tova Tomiko(@tomikosbeauty)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 1월 4 오전 7:45 PST
When it comes to your eye makeup palette this season, pick a color, any color. Though you can't go wrong with a shadow in jewel tones like emerald and sapphire blue. Start by filling-in your entire lid with a creamy and colorful eyeliner to get the maximum opacity. Then sweep a matching shadow across your entire lid. Don't be afraid to color outside the lines—this is no time for caution. Pair your artfully painted eyes with a hairstyle that serves as the ultimate blank canvas: a deep side ponytail or pushed-back part.
The hair and makeup looks we loved from the Paris runways.
Graffiti hair became a full-fledged trend over the summer, and since then we've seen a slew of trippy, colorful iterations. But perhaps the most impressive of them all are the creations of hair graffiti artist Daniel Moon at Ramirez Tran salon. Fun fact: Moon is the colorist that gave Kanye West his swirly pink-and-yellow-gold hair.
GLO'D UP @kanyewest 🚨🚨🚨 #kanyewest #la #majormooncolor
Daniel Moon(@majormoonn)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 1월 1 오후 4:31 PST
New York Fashion Week has come to a close. But while we have to wait until fall for the clothes, there's nothing stopping us from jumping on the beauty trends. Here are this season's most buzzed about hair and makeup looks.
1 STATEMENT LOWER LASHES
We're said it before and we'll say it again—the lower lashes are the new upper lashes. For proof, look no further than the Jeremy Scott show, where makeup artist Kabuki glued individual, extra-long MAC lashes on the lower lash line. Then, at Tadashi Shoji, Pep Gay for MAC applied loose glitter between each of the lower lashes for a '60s rock 'n' roll feel.