New York Fashion Week: The Best Beauty So Far

So we’re only halfway through New York Fashion Week, but there have been enough interesting beauty looks that a recap is in order. It’s a bit early to call trends yet, but orangey lips and strong eyes (not together!) are still having a run. As far as hair, we’ve seen just as much textured, messy hair as we’ve seen middle parts with stick straight locks. And nails are all over the place, but an early prediction is slate grey and deep burgundies will rule next fall. Click through to see our favorite beauty from NYFW so far. We’re not suggesting that all these looks are wearable, but they’re definitely cool.

So we’re only halfway through

Vena Cava: The smeared glitter eyes were killer. MAC did the makeup, and the eyes were inspired by Fiona Apple, which is appropriate considering that the clothes were a love letter to the 90s. It has a bit of a “walk of shame” look; you put some glitter on your lids, went out dancing, met a cute boy, and left at 10am the next morning without washing your face first.

Jason Wu: No-holds-barred glam, heavy on the gold. The updos were actually really cool, never mind the slash of gold paint on the back of every girl’s head. Hair (by Odile Gilbert for Aveda) was put in a low ponytail, divided into two sections which were twisted, then the whole thing was put up. The makeup (by MAC) was really gorgeous up close.

Costello Tagliapietra: Spot on 60s/70s looks that remind me of pictures of my mom from that era. The shiny orange lips and seafoam eyes and nails were gorgeous. We’re not waiting for fall to try that eye shadow color. (Hair: Nelson Versher for Rita Hazan; Makeup: Lisa Butler for MAC; Nails: Angie Wingle for CND)

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Peter Som: We’re calling this poufy half updo the “Chic Snooki” and it looks fantastic with the natural eye and Tom Pecheux’s (MAC) metallic red lip. (Hair: Eugene Souleiman/Wella).

Rag and Bone: Gucci Westman for Revlon did the makeup in purples and browns and wanted a windswept look, as befits a cool Eskimo. Cool, messy braids have become a perennial favorite (Hair: Guido Palau for Redken) and they look great here, like the models were just sitting around bored and decided to do their own hair. Jin Soon did the glossy grey nails.

threeASFOUR: Thomas Dunkin (for Sebastian Professional) did crazy side swoops that looked perfectly avant-garde next to the eerie lips, which were lined with red, but otherwise kept nude and matte. Deep.

Ruffian: Two words: tuxedo nails. We want them. (Nails by CND)