From The Runway To Your Home

Last week was New York Fashion Week and it’s always fun to see the new beauty trends, but many times they’re hard to duplicate. Vogue did an article a few days ago covering 6 beauty lessons from Fashion Week. I’ll break it down for you so you can achieve the same beauty looks at home.

1. Everyone and their mom was talking about Marc Jacobs using black, bowl-cut wigs on every model with NO makeup.

MarcJacobs

Get the look:
The haircut and color is easy: short, choppy, black. What’s not easy? Wearing no makeup and still looking good. If you can, just wear concealer in problem areas like under eyes and blemishes. If you think you need more coverage, BB Cream is the way to go.

Apply BB Cream evenly and blend into your hairline and jawline. BB Cream usually includes moisturizer, antioxidants, and SPF so it’s an easy one-step application. If you have a lot of redness, CC Cream might be a better alternative. CC Cream = Color Correction Cream

Products worth trying:
POND’S Luminous Finish BB+ Cream ($9.99, Target)
Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 ($44, Sephora)

Lumene Time Freeze Anti-Age CC Cream ($14.99, Ulta)
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50+ ($38, Ulta)

2. Smooth hair, no frizz, effortless ponytail

SmoothPonytail

Get the look:
Towel dry wet hair by patting and squeezing the water out with a towel instead of rubbing and shaking (this creates frizz). Then, distribute a pea-sized amount of serum through damp hair, avoiding the roots. After your hair is dry, you can add another pea-sized drop to smooth out your hair while putting it in a ponytail. You can also use hairspray and a comb to get it extra smooth.

Products worth trying:
L’Oreal EverStyle Alochol-Free Smooth & Shine Serum ($6.99, Ulta)
Aveda Light Elements Smoothing FLuid ($28, Nordstrom)

3. Luminous skin

FreshFaceGet the look:
Moisturizing is key, but there are products that also contain highlighters to give you a fresh-faced appearance. Look for products that contain the words: luminous, glowing, dewy. POND’S Luminous BB Cream that I mentioned previously is a good example. But if covering your entire face in luminescence is scary, then targeting specific areas such as your eyes, cheekbones, nose bridge, and cupid’s bow may be a better alternative.

Products worth trying:
L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Lumi Highlighter ($12.99, Ulta)
Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand ($32, Sephora)

4. Bright lips

bright lips

Get the look:
Bright lipstick, specifically fuchsia is mentioned by Vogue, but I also want emphasize the prevalence of natural, barely-there lip color as well. Best way to achieve natural lips? Stick with lip balm and let your natural lip color shine through. My favorite: C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve ($5.50, Bath & Body Works)

If you’d rather have the fuchsia, there are several brands that offer quality lipsticks and great color payoff.

Products worth trying:
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Fuchsia Flash ($5.59, Target)
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar: Matte in Pretty Boy ($18, Sephora)
Vogue’s Favorite: MAC Lipstick in Girl About Town ($16, MAC)

5. Fierce eyebrows

Eyebrows

Get the look:
If piercings aren’t your thing, don’t worry, there are other brow trends that filled the runway this season. The most wearable one was full, natural eyebrows. First, avoid over tweezing them. Only pluck the ones that seem to stray from your natural shape. Then, fill in sparse areas with a flat brush and brow shadow. I recommend brow shadow rather than liner because shadow looks more natural and is easier to use for beginners. For lasting power, seal the shadow with eyebrow wax (this is usually included with eyebrow kits).

Tip:
Dark Hair- You can go up to 2 shades lighter than the hair on your head
Light Hair- You can go up to 2 shades darker than the hair on your head

If your East Asian like me, I find that dark gray shadows look the most natural rather than dark brown.

Products worth trying:
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder ($5.99, Ulta)
Urban Decay Brow Box ($29, Sephora)

FYI: If you already have these colors in your eyeshadow palette, then feel free to use them!

6. The classic single braid

Braid

Get the look:
There are lots of different types of braids and Beautylish has a page dedicated to them. They even have videos that show you how to braid each style.

Products worth trying:
You don’t need anything. Just your hands and a hair tie  🙂

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