Fashion Week's AW20 Beauty Trends So Far
Updated: Feb 24
The lights, music and heels are off as New York Fashion Week has drawn to a close and London Fashion Week is going steady. Smitten from our slice of designer heaven, our eyes definitely locked on a few subtle beauty trends so far that you might be seeing in the colder months ahead.
Here’s the lowdown of the best beauty influences sold fresh off the runway. Grab your non-slip eyeliner and favourite concealer because this autumn/winter is all about a fresh face, radiant base and eyes for those with dramatic taste.
Fresh, clean with a natural sheen skin:
If there is one pointer to take from the scenes at this season’s NYFW, it’s that sometimes a blank canvas is the best canvas. Less is more. Whilst splashes of colour featured in places – check out the use of coral lids from Monse or Self Portrait’s neon sweeps – what appeared to be most consistent was the glass skin, no-makeup-makeup, glowy, dewy base that continues to take the front and centre of current beauty trends. The Carolina Herrera show was nothing this year without its highlight and note the focus on what appeared to be liquid, iridescent highlighting balms rather than a harsh powder finish. There is no such thing as too much when it comes to creating your outer glow, and sweeping product above the brow onto the top of your cheekbones, creeping it into the forehead is the best method to ensure that the light bounces just right.
Is 2020 the year winged eyeliner makes a comeback into the mainstream? Vera Wang gave us our serving of gothic drama and sky really was the limit when it came to stretching black shadow and liner to the very brow bone. Yet Vera Wang wasn’t the only designer to come through with the dark-eye drama. It was all about geometric eyes and lengthened edges at the Rag and Bone show, where exaggerated black liner gave us black swan brilliance.
Deep rose lips:
Red is the colour of love and this valentine’s day at NYFW did not disappoint with brands such as Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs and Rodarte, using deep plums, dull roses and electric reds across their makeup palettes. Whilst usually a dramatic statement look, the red lips were subdued and brought life to the otherwise simplistic and minimalist makeup styles.
Perfected low ponies:
Of course, we cannot forget about hair and the middle-part, the low pony was consistent amongst runway looks. Loose grips and a low front hold covering the ears was the style used across designers, Carolina Herrera to mention one, for a relaxed yet sleek finish. Team this ‘do with dramatic earrings, a light touch of concealer and foundation after an intense skincare routine and you couldn’t be more NYFW if you tried.
Words by Amy Arfi
Graphics by Katie Janes
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