Given the number of beauty heavyweights that participated in New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2022 showcases (we’re talking the likes of Pat McGrath and Diana Kendal), there were bound to be some outstanding hair and make-up moments.
While it may be difficult to think about next winter while still recovering from this one, New York Fashion Week has provided us with the first view into the beauty trends we might want to start considering.
Of course, runway beauty is usually slightly exaggerated (not to mention the result of a complete team of makeup, hair, and nail artists), but there’s no disputing that the brands of the moment will influence the trends of tomorrow. As a result, we’ve compiled them into five takeaway beauty trends from this season’s NYFW. Take a look below.
Many NYFW shows embraced all-over pastel eyeshadow in blue and purple tones. The Fall/Winter 2022 exhibition by Kim Shui was no exception. The light blue makeup was characteristic of Y2K frosty eyelids, recalling some of Britney Spears’ and Christina Aguilera‘s most memorable red carpet looks. Bronx and Banco‘s take on this look is bound to please those who appreciate a more subtle approach. The colour is concentrated in the centre of the lids and is tempered with traces of glitter and silver.
The Christan Cowan show included bright, candied pink blush that was worn stretched from the cheekbones to the temple. While most of us apply blush just on the apples of our cheeks, the blush contouring trend was very ’80s. This technique allows the blush to flow throughout the face and highlight the cheekbones. At Weider Silveiro, blush was application stopped just beneath the brow bone and was also applied on the lids for a monochromatic appearance.
This season, vivid crimson tones were prominent. First, there was Shayne Oliver, where scarlet eyeshadow was combined with fascinating feather lashes and face paint to create a sculptural, avant-garde look that beauty fans would remember for years. LaQuan Smith chose a darker, blood-red tone for the lids, which was given levity owing to its glittering sheen and careful application.
While it may seem like we haven’t seen exceptionally long acrylic nails in a while, NYFW demonstrated that the trend is on its way back. And although it’s very Euphoria, the trend of super-long square acrylics is actually a throwback to the ’90s. And we’re here for it. Yes, we might not be able to do anything, but at least we’ll look hot not doing anything. Self-titled nail sculptor, Juan Alvear, served up these bedazzled extreme length nail enhancements in baby pink and lilac for the Christian Cowan show.
Of course, winged eyeshadow has been popular for a while, but during NYFW, the wings were made larger and more colourful. This year, LaQuan Smith created a red and black cat eye, shown on Julia Fox, who has already advocated for larger wings and bolder forms. Models also walked the runway at Christian Siriano with winged shadows, but in pale blue with black liner.