8 Hair & Makeup Looks From NYFW That You Can Actually Wear IRL (PHOTOS)

Kelly Bryant | Feb 19, 2016 Beauty & Style
8 Hair & Makeup Looks From NYFW That You Can Actually Wear IRL (PHOTOS)

When it comes to New York Fashion Week, both the clothes and the beauty looks often have a "don't even think about trying this at home" kind of vibe. But many of the most recent runway shows from the past week have showed us a softer side to NYFW beauty -- enviable looks we would actually feel comfortable wearing in our everyday lives.

From romantic half-back hair to sweet berry-stained lips, here are the looks we're totally hooked on from fashion's high-profile week in the Big Apple.


Image courtesy of Maybelline New York

  • Marissa Webb


    Image courtesy of Maybelline New York

    To say we're obsessed with the "winter woman" look makeup artist Gato created by pairing a graphic cool silver eye and a rich burgundy lip is an understatement. "The base of the dramatic graphic eye is a thick line of Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Blackest Black on the upper lids," explains Gato. Next he used the brand's Color Tattoo Liquid Chrome in Silver Spark (available in June 2016) drawn on top of the liner in the center as well as halfway across the bottom lash line. He then used Maybelline New York's The Colossal Spider Lash Mascara (coming this May) smudged into the root of the eyelashes. And that bold burgundy lip is Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color in Raging Raisin (which will launch in June 2016).

  • Cushnie Et Ochs


    Image courtesy of Moroccanoil

    Morrocanoil helped the models at Cushnie Et Ochs let their hair down with a sleek, modern look. Moroccanoil Creative Director Antonio Corral Calero started with damp hair, applying a dime-size amount of Moroccanoil Treatment and Heat Styling Protection from root-to-tip to the strands to create the perfect styling foundation. The next step involved blow drying hair straight, then using a comb to create a deep center part. Divide hair into two-inch sections and straighten hair with a flat iron, like the Moroccanoil Titanium Ceramic Hairstyling Iron, from the bottom layers to the top. Once hair is pin straight, take a comb and brush the right side back following the shape of the head to create a broken wave. Spray the section from the root to the top of the ear with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray in Strong to hold in place. Repeat on the left side of head.

  • Sandy Liang


    Image courtesy of O&M

    For Sandy Liang's runway show, O&M Global Creative Director Janelle Chaplin wanted to create a relaxed, undone texture -- think in terms of the ultimate outdoors girl. We think she succeeded in spades. To recreate the look, whip up some texture by spraying O&M Surf Bomb in wet hair and smoothing with a round brush and blow-dryer. Then create loose texture with a curling iron. Lightly mist water and add O&M Frizzy Logic to revive natural matte texture. If you want to pull hair back, Chaplin suggests loosely crossing hair strands to create a “see-saw” braid for an undone look. 

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  • Maiyet


    Image courtesy of Tata Harper

    Never let anyone tell you that you can't wear a little seafoam green on your lids! The makeup look at the Maiyet show was dreamy with dewy skin. Makeup artist Diane Kendal achieved that pretty glow by prepping and cleansing the skin with Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser for a fresh start; then she spritzed Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence to deliver oil-free moisture and minimize the appearance of pores. She then applied the brand's Rejuvenating Serum and Repairative Moisturizer to really drive home that radiant skin. Diane lightly covered any flaws or red spots with concealer before cleanly grooming and filling in the eyebrows to achieve as natural of a look as possible. For the soft pastel eye look, she painted on an aqua blue shadow to the inner area of the eyes, using her finger to achieve a heavier pigmented look. Depending on the natural shape of the eye, follow this shape to create an accent with eyeliner -- whether it be on top of the eye line, or by striking a line underneath. Apply mascara only to the outer lashes to continue to draw the line created above.

  • Derek Lam


    Image courtesy of Maybelline New York

    It was all about soft, luminous, fresh skin at Derek Lam's show. Tom Pecheux created the makeup look using all Maybelline New York products (which means we can actually attempt this look affordably!). He created a smooth canvas on the skin by applying Dream Velvet Gel-Whipped Foundation using the Dream Blender Sponge over Face Studio Master Primer Blur + Smooth. Tom then set the face with a translucent powder. He really wanted to bring out the bone structure in each model's face, so Tom used a combo of the Face Studio Master Contour Palette and Master Contour V-Shape Contouring Duo (launching in June 2016) with the Master Strobe Illuminating Face Stick (also on its way in June) on the high points of the face.

  • Tory Burch


    Image courtesy of Tory Burch

    Makeup artist Diane Kendal wanted to create a relaxed, modern look for the Tory Burch show, so she used the designer's own Tory Burch Beauty collection. "The look is inspired by '70s-era equestrian style, with a touch of sensuality reflected in the models' luminous skin and the smudged eye look," says Diane. She created a "worn-in" smudged eye using Paillette from the Tory Burch Pas du Tout Eye Shadow Palette in the crease of the upper lid and along the lower lash line. She applied foundation across the upper lid for a matte bronze look, finished with a light coat of M.A.C. Haut & Naughty Lash Mascara. To complete the look, Diane gave models a fresh-faced glow. She began by moisturizing, prepping, and illuminating the skin to even the tone before sweeping the apples of the cheeks with Tory Burch Bronzer & Blush in Divine, a combination of three skin-brightening shades for a radiant glow.

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  • Diane von Furstenberg


    Image via Tresemme/Instagram

    Orlando Pita gave the models at Diane von Furstenburg's show sexy '70s-style blowouts. To replicate, start with the Tresemme's Beauty-Full Volume reverse wash system. First, use the Pre-Wash Conditioner to soften the hair, followed by the Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo to wash away weight. Next, Layer in Beauty-Full Volume Mousse and Maximizer for a volumizing, textured base. Rough dry hair and blow out with a round bristle brush. Add a light tease to the roots to give some texture and height. Finish with Beauty-Full Volume Hairspray.

  • Katie Ermilio


    Image courtesy of Eufora

    The hair looks at Katie Ermilio's NYFW show looked so soft and touchable, perfect for a date night (or any evening out, really). According to Mirza Botanovic, lead stylist for haircare brand Eufora, the inspiration for the look came from the venue where the presentation took place: "The hair was really inspired by the Bowery Hotel. Modern, but classic with a surprise thrown in."

    To get the look, section headband parting from ear to ear, across the top of the head dividing front from back. Create a center part from front hairline to meet the headband; clip front out of the way (including the sides). Carve out a triangle section at the crown of the head to the occipital bone (change size of section based on your hair's density) and clip away with bobby pins. Starting at nape, lightly back comb sections in the back up to a triangle. Eufora's Powderlift can be used here to help the hair hold onto the back combing. Brush front side section down and back with a sleek finish covering the top half of the ear. Pin low at center back. Repeat on other side crisscrossing sections in back with nape section straight down. Drop and smooth remaining triangle section down to drape over the crisscrossed sides in the back. Use Eufora's Details Spray Wax to keep the hair smooth and in place. For the "surprise," you'll need to do a little "hair sewing": Stitch horizontally across the nape to condense the hair to itself so it dips in at the nape. Set a ribbon over stitching in the back, and sew the corners into place. Use Eufora's Elevate Hairspray used to finish the style once remaining hair has been curled. Not into the hair sewing idea? Those steps can be replaced by tying the ribbon around the whole nape section; it will not be as condensed, but the look will be the same. With a wand or curling iron, create waves with hair. Brush hair backwards to create a messy texture. Lastly, use Eufora's Illuminate Shine Mist to add shine and smooth flyaways.

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