Fall 2013 Runway Report: Hair, Makeup & Nails

Some fall trends scream "party time," while others can go straight to the boardroom. Here, new looks to wear @Play and @Work.
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Some fall trends scream "party time," while others can go straight to the boardroom. Here, new looks to wear @Play and @Work.
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"Jason-Lloyd Evans"
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Makeup @Play

Fine Bordeaux

The catwalks were flooded with plummy lips. At Derek Lam, makeup artist Tom Pecheux dabbed on a mix of brown, maroon, and burgundy cream lipsticks with his fingers to create a "saturated stain."

Tip: Tinted balms and glosses are an easy way to wear wine hues. Try Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Grandest Grape, $16.

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"Jason Lloyd-Evans"
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Makeup @Play

Catwoman

Backstage at Anna Sui, makeup artist Pat McGrath drew on '60s sex kittens like Brigitte Bardot for inspiration. To modernize the classic cat-eye, McGrath painted winged black liner on upper lids, then lined the inner rims with white and dotted black liquid liner along lower lashlines.

Tip: This style is meant to be precise, so use a waterproof liquid liner with a fine-tip point, such as Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black, $20.

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Makeup @Play

Aprés-SoulCycle

Fake a killed-it-at-Spin-class glow, like makeup artist Mel Arter did at Felder Felder.

Tip: Apply MAC Powder Blush in Peaches, $21, low on the apples using a tapered blush brush, which offers more color-placement control than a large, fluffy one.

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Makeup @Play

Smoky 2.0

At Donna Karan, makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury blended gray shadow outward to create a bat-wing shape on lids. "It has classic smoky-eye roots with a modern twist," she says of the update.

Tip: For a more flattering gray, choose a shadow with a touch of shimmer, such as Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Caviar, $25, or Estée Lauder Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Sinister, $24.

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Makeup @Work

Natural-Born Lips

Barely-there lipstick appears effortlessly cool yet totally professional. By patting a flesh-tone balm onto models' lips, makeup artist Lucia Pieroni conveyed an "angelic but strong" look at Missoni.

Tip: For a more natural effect, try dabbing on Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Angelic, $26, or Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick in 113 (left, bottom), $5, with fingers.

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Makeup @Work

Power Arches

Ditch the tweezers: The new tomboy-style brows are "effortless but controlled—full with volume, almost masculine," says Pecheux of the look he created at Isabel Marant.

Tip: To pump up sparse brows, apply a pencil like Clé de Peau Beauté Eyebrow Pencil in Light Brown, $60, using short, feathery strokes.

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"Jason Lloyd-Evans"
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Makeup @Work

Nearly Naked

Fresh-faced complexions were everywhere. "Think porcelain dolls before they get painted," says James Kaliardos, who did the makeup at Theyskens' Theory.

Tip: The dewy finish of MAC Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel, $39, keeps skin from looking too mannequin-like.

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"Jason Lloyd-Evans"
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Hair @Play

Inky hair made a dramatic statement at Louis Vuitton, among others.

Tip: To prevent a harsh look, Sally Hershberger colorist Aura Friedman recommends keeping hair around the hairline one shade lighter.

1. L'oréal Paris Excellence Crème in Natural Blue Black, $9.
2. John Frieda Precision Foam Colour in Luminous Blue Black,$13.

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"Jason-Lloyd Evans"
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Hair @Work

Bold Accents

Ornaments, simple ribbons, and cool hair accessories were small touches that had a big impact at shows like PPQ.

Tip: For a subtler look, wind a ribbon around the base of your ponytail for added polish.

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Nails @Play

Bright Idea

At Libertine, Butter London Global Colour Ambassador Katie Hughes painted nails gold and applied multicolored crystals in varying sizes for an eye-popping effect.

Tip: Strategically glue Cina Crystal Assorted Rhinestones, $5, on already-polished nails.

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