with contributions from Layla Ilchi, Allison Collins
 on February 16, 2018

COLOR COMEBACK: After several seasons of “no-makeup makeup” and “natural hair” ruling the New York runways, many makeup artists and hairstylists embraced color in full force this season. The usual suspects — designers who typically incorporate color into their beauty looks, including Chromat and Marc Jacobs — were no surprise. At Marc Jacobs, Redken creative director Guido Palau dyed nine models’ hair vibrant shades of punk-themed hues, like a steel-y blue, bold purple and magenta. But even Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta, who often highlight elegant natural beauty, got in on the fun with a deep blue smoky eye and red glitter, respectively. Makeup artist Diane Kendal noted the shift in focus from seasons’ past. “It’s a nice way of playing with makeup,” she said. “It’s a way of creating a look without being too [made-up] — there’s no lip, there’s very little cheek, it’s just all about the eye.”

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