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Spring 2019 Beauty Trends From Fashion Week: Makeup, Hair and Nails

Natural hair and makeup trends continue to dominate, but pops of color are coming through on certain New York Fashion Week runways.

If the first days of New York Fashion Week is any indication, the core beauty trends — natural beauty and glossy touches — are remaining consistent from last year.

So far at New York Fashion Week for spring 2019, models at Tom Ford carried over the gloss trend from prior seasons. There, makeup artist Diane Kendal used grease paint to the apple of models’ cheeks, with lip balm on the eyes to give the face a glossy sheen. Overall, the Seventies-inspired look was meant to invoke a “feeling of super glamorous women,” Kendal said. Hair, by Orlando Pita, was slicked into a messy bun that was tied into a scarf.

At Mara Hoffman on Thursday, models were left mostly natural — curls were fluffed, straight hair was frizzed — and the overall look was meant to enhance models’ natural beauty. Makeup, by Min Min Ma for Lilah B, included a smudged red lip on clean skin. What shades of red were used, Ma said, “depend[ed] on [the model’s] personality.”

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Hair was also left mostly natural at Tory Burch, where curls were left alone and straight hair was given a bit of “movement,” said Guido Palau, who handled hair for Redken.

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Both of those trends mimic beauty from spring 2018, where the glossy look included both skin and hair, and natural beauty continued to reign. At Baja East, makeup artist James Kaliardos called the look for spring 2019 the “next generation of highlight.”

Statement lips are also having a moment on the Spring 2019 runways. At Jeremy Scott, models sported foil lips in a look that makeup artist Kabuki created for MAC, and at Eckhaus Latta, lips were marble-ized by Kanako Takase, who used Kryolan’s Aquacolor paint in blue and white, layered over MAC Clear Lip Glass, to create the look.

Keep checking back to this post for updates on beauty trends from New York Fashion Week.

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