New York Fashion Week is never just about the newest collections. The Fall 2014 collections also showcased the biggest trends for makeup and beauty, that will influence the later half of the year. From hair to nails, find out more about the most popular runway looks.
Discover the beauty trends spotted at New York Fashion Week Fall 2014 and start trying them out to decide which help you enhance your style and which are better off staying on the runway.
Fall 2014 Makeup Trend: Bold Eyes
If you like experimenting with unusual eyeshadow colors, you’ll love the looks created for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week by the biggest names in professional makeup.
Diane von Fürstenberg and Altuzarra took the biggest risks with fuchsia and pink, while models that walked the runway for Nicole Miller showed off a daring smoky eye effect.
Fall 2014 Beauty Trend: Berry Lips
Lipstick shades can be as bold as eyeshadow (just not in the same look) next season. Berry shades and bright reds for lips are some of the biggest NY Fashion Week Fall 2014 beauty trends. Pale winter skin gets a little color with daring shades, as seen on the runway along with collections from Rodarte, Tadashi Shoji, Naeem Khan and Rebecca Minkoff.
Fall 2014 Hair Trend: Side Part
When it comes to hair, the side part is making a big comeback. The center part has been going strong on the runway for the past few seasons, but a side part is much more complimentary for a less symmetrical face. The look was spotted during shows from many top designers, but Rebecca Taylor really impressed with cool side parts.
Fall 2014 Beauty Trend: Daring Black Liner
If strong eyeshadow colors aren’t you thing, whether they’re for spring or fall, another great way to sport a bold eye is with the help of more than a little black liquid eyeliner. Spotted on the runway during the BCBG Max Azria show and many other collections, the liquid cat-eye look can be as bold as you want, but it’s one of the NY Fashion Week Fall 2014 beauty trends that needs to be matched carefully (think neutral eyeshadow and subtle lips).
Fall 2014 Hair Trend: Neon Hair Streaks
What better way to fight gloomy winter weather than with a strong splash of color? The New York Fashion Week featured quite a few daring trends, but one of the edgiest was seen on the runway during the Hervé Léger and Emerson shows. Small streaks of color, especially in ponytails are much easier look to rock if you’re using sprays, not permanent dyes.
Fall 2014 Makeup Trend: Violet Eyes
The trendiest way to try the bold eye look might be in the violet/purple family. Ones of the coolest NY Fashion Week Fall 2014 beauty trends, violet eyeshadow is more striking than the usual shades of purple, making a strong statement with a neutral lip. The trend, showcased most clearly at the Diane von Fürstenberg runway show has a touch of glamor stronger than other vivid shades of eyeshadow.
Fall 2014 Beauty Trend: Nude Nails
For Fall 2014, strong colors are better suited to lips and eyes. Nude nails are the way to go, in muted shades that look natural, but still offer plenty of style. Nude nail colors were seen on the runway enough to become a major trend. Designers like Altuzarra, Alexander Wang, Monique Lhuillier and Nellie Partow used the nails to subtly highlight the clothes, not for creating another focal point to the look.
Fall 2014 Hair Trend: Slicked Back Buns
Wet and sleek looks have been slowly building up in the fashion and Beyoncé’s Grammy performance greatly expanded the popularity. The bun is the look for fall, as seen during the Peter Som runway show. The slicked back bun might turn out to be one of the coolest NY Fashion Week Fall 2014 beauty trends, whether it’s high or low.
Fall 2014 Beauty Trend: Bold Brows
Whether you’re sticking to your natural color or opting for a different shade, brows are bolder than ever before. Bleached eyebrows rocked the runway during the Alexander Wang show, but an easier look to pull off might be much darker, as showcased along with collections from Richard Chai, Veronica Beard, Tadashi Shoji and Christian Siriano.
Fall 2014 Hair Trend: Golden Braids
The most impressive look on the runway when it comes to hair was seen at the Mara Hoffman show, where gold made an impact as the perfect way to complete a braid. You still have plenty of time to decide if the most daring of NY Fashion Week Fall 2014 beauty trends is right for you. All you need to pull it off is gold hairspray.
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