Bold vs Subtle: NY Fashion Week Makeup Favourites

Posted on September 15, 2017

New York Fashion Week – a mixture of bold and subtle. Things are going to get pretty colourful, from neon brows to light and pastel smokey eyes. These powerful NY Fashion Week beauty looks are full of drama as the labels showcase their Spring/Summer 2018 collections. Here are some of the most dramatic and memorable looks backstage and on the runway. 

Desigual S/S 2018

Desigual Spring Summer 2018 Bold Red Eye Accents

Desigual, the label is characterised by its distinctive, upbeat and colourful designs, and this exact look is what shines through in their choice of makeup. Each model embodies a bold addition of red on the eyes, which adds drama and brightness to this otherwise subtle makeup look. 

Desigual, New York Fashion Week, Spring Summer 2018

Alexander Wang S/S 2018

Alexander Wang, Spring Summer 2018

Models including Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Kaia Gerber and more emerged from a party bus to walk the Alexander Wang SS18 show down a Brooklyn sidewalk. The girls, juxtaposed to some of the brighter looks we’ve seen on the runway, appeared fresh faced with their makeup showcasing their natural beauty.

Watch the highlights of the Alexander Wang show here: 

Alexander Wang, Spring Summer 2018 - New York Fashion Week, After Partyy

PH5 S/S 2018

PH5 Spring Summer 2018, New York Fashion Week, Neon Eye brows

Cute and quirky comes in the form of PH5 with their models sporting neon eyebrows, liner and lashes. To add another element to this fun makeup look, the lips are lined with bright pink glitter.

PH5, NYFW, Glitter lined lips

Michael Kors S/S 2018

Michael Kors, Spring Summer 2018, Nude makeup look

The elegance and class that Michael Kors embodies is showcased on the runway as the models are equipped with natural makeup with a focus on bold brows and strong highlight. The models simplistic hairstyles also compliment their natural look, drawing more attention to the beautiful garments.

Michael Kors, Spring Summer 2018, Natural makeup look

Novis S/S 2018

Novis, Spring Summer 2018, NYFW, Yellow Eye Shadow

Novis, the label focuses on a whimsical and irreverent approach to elegance with a modern range of artful and optimistic clothing constructed from luxurious fabrics. As pictured backstage, the models beamed with a bright addition of yellow shadow on the eyes. The models still have natural base elements but this bold boost of colour completes this look. 

NYFW, Spring Summer 2018, Yellow eye shadow

Tom Ford S/S 2018

Tom Ford, Spring Summer 2018, NYFW

Tom Ford kept it simple and classic with natural base makeup, however featuring a thick statement winged liner as the focal point. A bold twist on the cat eye came in the form of adding black glitter to the liner. 

Tom Ford, Spring Summer 2018, Strong winged eye liner

Jeremy Scott S/S 2018

Jeremy Scott, Spring Summer 2018, eye diamontes

Glitz and natural glam didn’t shy away from the Jeremy Scott runway show. Each model was embellished and bedazzled with small diamantes around different parts of the eyes. Not stopping with the face however, the glitter continued on the hands around the models bright coloured manicured nails. 

Jeremy Scott, NYFW, Hand Glitter

By Mikayla Tabone.

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