The clothing showcased at New York Fashion Week might cost as much as your rent, but the makeup doesn't. Even in the ritzy world of fashun, beauty products you can find at your local drugstore are used backstage to create awe-inspiring hair and makeup looks for the runways. I don't know about you, but knowing that a gorgeous red lipstick that costs just $8 was worn on a fancy runway means I have three reasons for making that lipstick my own. If you want to know the budget beauty products used to get models catwalk-ready this season, keep clicking to shop the drugstore gems I spotted backstage.
Lead manicurist Miss Pop was inspired by "geometric shapes, metallic Western boots, animal prints, and saturated colors," according to a press release. "We're leaning into the wild side of the '80s!"
Miss Pop Started by adding "random splotches" to each nail, then perfected the little squiggly lines with a tiny manicure brush to create confetti-like shapes.
Skin was the spotlight at Michael Kors. To create a "healthy energy," makeup artist Dick Page enhanced each model's natural beauty with a slightly sun-kissed, glowy look.
To avoid the heavy look of foundation, Page used concealer instead to spot-treat and brighten each model's complexion where needed. This created a radiant, fresh-faced effect.
The hair at Longchamp this season was all about '80s minimalism. Led by the legendary Guido Palau, each model wore a style that channelled that iconic time in history.
Before the runway, this high-hold everyday hairspray was spritzed all over to lock each style in place. Crunch-free curls for the win!
Lead manicurist for Kiss Nails Gina Edwards was inspired by the "modern working woman." These elevated nail looks are office appropriate and incredibly fun.
"Women are looking for fun, relatable nail looks for everyday," Gina Edwards said in a press release. “I wanted to play up the fun wearability of Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall 2019 Collection with wearable Kiss accent nails. Each design is on-trend without being overbearing.”
Sorbet was the theme of Alice + Olivia's presentation. So, Maybelline's global makeup artist Erin Parsons carried the color scheme throughout with pastel makeup. "The collection was inspired by rich Bohemia, so I added a pop of pastel to eyes,” Parsons explained in a press release.
To nail the frosty iridescent vibe of each model's eyes, Parsons mixed this shimmery cream eyeshadow with pastel shades from Maybelline's Soda Pop Eyeshadow Palette.
Dubbed the "Gigi Braid," each model wore this super-fierce high ponytail. "This look is chic yet playful,"NYFW Stylist for TRESemmé Odile Gilbert said in a press release. "The secret is not tying the ponytail too high on the head, and using a texturizing mousse to prep the hair."
"My favorite is TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Mousse, which keeps everything in place but with movement so that it feels effortless and natural," Odile Gilbert said.
The clothes were the starting point for each nail look at Libertine. Meant to be an extension of the ensembles themselves, each nail design replicated the patterns worn on the runway.
Using a detailed nail brush, this opaque shade was applied to perfect the floral accents on each manicure, giving it a feminine touch.
"City safari" was the mood of this season's Kate Spade show. So, Erin Parsons rightfully went for a "soft and smudgey" makeup vibe to represent a "modern woman seeking nature in an urban jungle," according to a report on the look.
Instead of a full-on matte effect, Parsons blotted the models' lips with the warmth of her finger to create a soft stained effect. Baby Lips in Quenched was applied on top of this lipstick for added shine.
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