The 13 Best Beauty Looks From New York Fashion Week

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Jan. 28 2015, Updated 2:40 p.m. ET

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Mara Hoffman

The designer’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection was inspired by all things light. That effortless feeling was paired with a loose braid with plenty of texture and ease in its construction.

Style Tip: This isn’t a single braid—CATWALK by TIGI Global Creative Director Nick Irwin actually separated the hair into three sections, braiding the back section, loosening the braid, and individually wrapping the last two section of hair around the deconstructed braid.

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Rebecca Minkoff

You won’t be over nail art when you see the watercolor look essie professionals created for Rebecca Minkoff's new collection. The look was created by painting half the day in ‘bikini so teeny’ and the other half with ‘turquoise & caicos’ with a thin line of ‘lollipop’ red polish separating them.

Style Tip: Make sure to paint each nail with ‘good to go top coat’ right after applying the red horizontal line. This coat of lacquer is the step that makes the nail actually look like a watercolor painting.

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Christian Siriano

With a collection inspired by glass sculptures, Christian Siriano’s collection naturally was complemented with iridescent glitter around the eyes that reflected the blue hues of the clothing. MAC Cosmetics professionals glued chunks of the glitter to their #30 false lashes and mixed up a blue mascara formula with Prep + Prime Lash and Marine Ultra and High Def-Cyan pigment. Glitter was later glued directly on the eyelid to give the look a bit more drama.

Style Tip: The glitter was glued onto the falsies before they were applied to minimize any messy makeup situations.

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Erin Fetherston 

The designer with a knack for putting together soft, delicate, and beautifully expressive ensembles went for a simple white nail by the gurus over at KISS with a linear gold accent that mimicked the colors in her collection.

Style Secret: The models on the runway actually wore fake nails! These press-on nail covers were painted with two coats of white KISS Nail Artist Paint and the gold line was cut to fit with the brand’s gold foil tape.

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Rachel Zoe

It was all about a mix of 60s mod elements and bohemian vibes over at Rachel Zoe’s Spring/Summer 2014 presentation. L’Oreal Professonal Artist Pepper Pastor created an intricate, playful ponytail that encompassed both genres of style.

Style Tip: Pepper Pastor braided two small sections of hair one inch away from the hairline on either side and then incorporated them into a ponytail with the back sections of hair. The leftover strands in the front were then wrapped over the braids and added into the pony.

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Pamella Roland

Pamella Roland models waltzed down the runway with chocolate brown eye makeup and exaggerated rosy cheeks created with Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Stick Face Colour in ‘Bronze Glow’ and pale pink lips to match. 

Style Tip: Makeup Artist Matin Maulawizada softened the eyecatching rose shade of the cheeks with a light layer of Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colur in ‘Oleander’ on top.

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Nicole Miller

Reminding us that we should always leave for a vacay with a tropical mani on us, models in Nicole Miller's NYFW show debuted a orange-red nail hue with one minimalistic nail art detail on the pinky. 

Style Tip: Expert manicurist Katie Jane Hughes created the look with two coats of butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in ‘Jaffa’ with a coat of butter LONDON Nail 999 Basecoat over top to soften the overall look. 

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Sophie Theallet

You can’t look at this designer’s Spring/Summer collection without feeling a little bit like a rock star. These sultry smoky eyes and perfectly contoured cheeks give spring fashion the extra edge it needs.

Style Tip: Not one, but two shadow hues made this look pop. The backstage MAC Cosmetics team coated the lid to the crease with Deep Deep Brown Fluidline and layered Medoc Eye Gloss on top for an almost-wet, glossy feel. 

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Badgley Mischka 

When Marie Antoinette takes over the East Village, tousled waves highlighted with pastel hues ensue. After applying Moroccanoil Hydrating Style Cream to damp locks, Peter Gray blow-dried the models’ locks with a diffuser and added in extra texture with a curling iron. Those colored strands? They’re clip-ins!

Style Tip: After clipping in the pastel hair, curl the strands for a blended, natural look. 

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Polly Osmond for upped the ante on the average cat-eye for the Honor show with an electric blue hue that was totally unmissable. But that wasn’t the only eye-popping part of the cosmetics look. Models stepped out onto the runway with 3-D manicures! Those are pearls, people!

Style Tip: How to achieve those awesome eyes? Blend Kevyn Aucoin Loose Shimmer Shadow in 'Lapis' with Kevyin Aucoin Eye Pencil Primatif in ‘Basic White’ and then mix in Kevyn Aucoin’s Eye Pencil Primatif in ‘Defining Navy.' 

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Redefiing the low ponytail, Moroccanoil’s Global Creative Director, Antonio Corral Calero masterfully tied off super straight hair half way down the models’ back for an architectural (and DIY- worthy) hairdo.

Style Tip: Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong will keep the look in place and free of fly-aways.

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Badgley Mischka

What do you pair with pastel eyebrows? Gold speckled nails by the manicure genius that is Deborah Lippmann, no doubt. Femme colors with metallic accents couldn’t be more appropriate for spring.

Style Tip: After applying the base coat (a necessity), Deborah Lippmann suggest two minutes of drying time before the two coats of color. 




The pros at Aveda added dimension to a ballerina bun by knotting a low ponytail and coiling it into a chic chignon.

Style Tip: Part of this look’s appeal is its shiny finish. Get the look by spritzing on some Brilliant Spray-On Shine by Aveda after blow-drying.


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