Fashion Month’s Top Beauty Trends So Far

(Imax Tree)

If the beauty looks of New York and London Fashion Week have taught us anything, it’s that this season is all about extremes: go big or go bare.

A convergence of past and present, Tom Ford resurrected the 1970s disco era in New York City, while Nensi Dojaka presented the modern woman, in all her sexy confidence for her London show.

These are the best beauty trends to try…

fresh as a daisy

Nensi Dojaka (Imaxtree)

Nensi Dojaka (Imaxtree)

At Nensi Dojaka, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve walked into a spa rather than a London Fashion Week show. Lucia Pica, Naples-born makeup artist and global creative designer for makeup and color at Chanel, worked to make a powerful statement, that “simplicity can be strong.” She points to Dojaka’s ability to “celebrate the power of a woman” as inspiration for the minimalist looks.

Pica used products like Byredo’s All-in-One Refillable Brow Pencil, Astronomical Mascara, and Vinyl Liquid Lipstick in Fantome (which she applies to everything: lips, eyes, and cheeks) to achieve an effortless, truly effortless look.

head of the bed

16Arlington (Imaxtree)

16Arlington (Imaxtree)

For 16Arlington, it was the French girls’ approach to hair. Stylist Sam McKnight used Cool Girl mist from his collection (Hair by Sam McKnight) to enhance texture and volume. Best advice from him: flip your hair upside down before you spray it.

stylish emo

Tommy Hilfiger (Imaxtree)

Tommy Hilfiger (Imaxtree)

Tommy Hilfiger, whose show was a tribute to Andy Warhol’s New York factory, introduced another genre of pop culture: punk-rock. Re-popularized by artists like Olivia Rodrigo and Maggie Lindemann, no one is doing the revival as much service as Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker (both of whom sat front row).

A dramatic look and a deep side parting can be the new go-to for winter. For a different approach, try thick black eyeliner as seen on Khaite and Jason Wu – think Amy Winehouse circa 2007.

caught in the rain

Jason Wu (Imax Tree)

Jason Wu (Imax Tree)

‘Gel is making a big comeback!’ says Sam McKnight, whose lacquered locks at Richard Quinn were an ode to the late Queen’s ability to be “elegant but strict and in complete control.”

Continuing this thread, the chic chignon (love it or hate it) is clearly here to stay. Stylist Jimmy Paul, who worked on the Jason Wu show, takes a step-by-step to achieve the perfect hair: Starting with Olaplex No.9 Hair Protecting Serum, which he cites as “a great foundation for any hairstyle.” . . To reduce flyaways, Olaplex No.6 bonds more smoothly, and to finish, Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil for that high-gloss look.

heavenly eyes

KNOWLEDGE (Imaxtree)

KNOWLEDGE (Imaxtree)

Metallics in bold colors and lining-like shapes heightened the mythical fantasy that is Fashion Week. Isamaya Ffrench, the makeup artist renowned for her incredible ability to work with color, talks about her creative process. “Keep your eyes open. Don’t expect to find inspiration in images alone. Conversations, music and reading can do more for the creative brain than looking at pictures.”

Ffrench, whose work has appeared on the runway for Poster Girl, 16Arlingon and KNWLS, used a mix of shades from the ISAMAYA INDUSTRIAL color pigment palette, as well as some shades from an upcoming collection to create the looks.

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