While it may seem strange to focus on autumn/ winter 2022 when spring is yet to arrive, the beauty trends emerging from Fashion Week are proving impossible to resist. It's still early on during fashion month, but New York has already delivered some serious makeup escapism, from futuristic ‘meta’ blue eyeshadow and lipgloss, surprisingly wearable graphic liner, lust-worthy updos and some more experimental, yet nonetheless magnificent, makeup creations (think full face glitter and XXL, textured lashes).
Just yesterday, makeup mogul Pat McGrath wowed with an array of fantastical floral-inspired makeup moments backstage at Shayne Oliver. The “human bouquets” saw models' eyes adorned with petals and lashes loaded with pollen across an entire spectrum of pigments, while skin was kept simple yet stunning.
To create the look, Pat's team used Pat McGrath Lab's Skin Fetish Foundation and Skin Fetish Highlighter + Balm Duo, a backstage beauty staple that created a flawless base for the artistic bouquets. To finish, the team used bold shades from the Mothership I: Subliminal Palette.
Then there was the meta blue moments that saw a new futuristic interpretation of the classic 60s shade. At Dauphinette, models wore shimmery greeny blue gloss on lips and over at Kim Shui, models stepped out on the runway with ethereal frosty blue eyeshadow blended up towards the brows.
Hair has been equally inspiring thanks to the dual-texture ponytails at Sergio Hudson (the crown super slicked back and high shine, with the pony tail cascading out in fluffed-out curls) and the grungy, side-swept, wet-look lengths at Altuzarra.
Keep scrolling to discover more of this season's biggest beauty trends fresh from the runways of fashion week…
Blue makeup has evolved dramatically from its classic 60s origins, thank to frosty shades and shimmery finishes that bring it firmly into the present, and beyond. From left to right, models at Kim Shui stepped out on the runway with bright blue eyeshadow blended up towards the brows, models at Dauphinette wore shimmery greeny blue gloss on lips, models at Maryam Nassir Zadeh had an ethereal wash across the entire lid and models at Bibhu Mohapatra had an electric feline flick.
It may be an unusual choice, but AW22 is proving that red can a stunning colour choice to wear on the eyes. From left to right, models at LaQuan Smith stepped out with a extreme cat-eye and subtle red accents or a red, floating liner, whereas models at Dion Lee had a dramatic and painterly sweep across the lids.
We predict the dual nature of the ultra-slick, pulled back crown and cascading, fluffed up ponytails at Sergio Hudson will be one of the biggest Autumn Winter hair trends.
It wouldn't be fashion week without an eyeliner moment and we've already seen an incredible interpretation at Sergio Hudson with a dramatic, extended flick paired with red eyeshadow and a moody, plum lip, as well as a stunning graphic liner at Carolina Herrera that was paired with glowing skin.
Backstage at Eckhaus Latta, models rolled their faces into glitter to create a grungy, disco ball effect. We expect to see lots more expressive interpretations of traditional glamour as the month goes on…