Last week, we took a peek at the most inspiring (and wearable) street style from this past fashion week. I’ve said it before but I’m not a very trendy person. I like things to be as classic as possible. That being said, I still keep a pretty close eye on the trends to see which ones could seamlessly integrate into my own style… and to stay knowledgable about what’s going on in the industry!
As a total beauty junkie, today I am rounding up the best trends in the beauty space! There were so many good ones. And while not everything is realistic for day to day (I’m talking to you Zadig & Voltaire with that splotchy red eyeliner!), I did find several looks + trends that the everyday girl could pretty seamlessly pull of. The first one is glossy red-orange lips straight from Jason Wu. He took it a step further – you’ll notice in the image above that he used two different shades of red and orange, but I don’t think I’d try this for everyday. I was personally very excited to see this high-shine look… I love matte lips, but there is something so glamorous and pretty about shine! To get this look at home I would recommend my beloved L’Oreal Paint in “Orange Envy.” I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again – it’s the perfect red-orange, and it’s nice and shiny as well.
I have to say, I kinda secretly (now not-so-secretly) wondered if Tory Burch drew a little inspiration from Gal Meets Glam with their hair (Julia always does the cutest little hair bows!). This look was one of my favorites. To get the look, do a sleek center part, gather hair at the nape of the neck, and secure with a clear hair tie. Then, just add a bow! I’d go to the craft store and buy some pretty ribbon… or take the work out with this cute hair tie.
Also at Jason Wu – the blue mascara!!! While I wouldn’t pair blue mascara with red lips for everyday, I loved the mascara on it’s own. YSL’s blue mascara is the gold standard, but Katy Perry’s version for Covergirl (in “Perry Blue”) is a great affordable alternative. In either case, try a white primer before mascara to allow the color to really pop!
How good were those milkmaid braids at Alice & Olivia!? La la love!!!! To get this look, part your hair and do two braids. Tie with clear elastics and pin up! I love this look… it’s simple + feminine, but just so pretty.
The braid at Creatures of Comfort was one of my favorites. As my hair is naturally wavy, I’d do this on my natural hair, but you could do it on a day old blow out (or after you get caught in the rain, ha ha). The key is to secure it with a single bobbi pin (stick the pin into the braid) as opposed to a hair tie. The messier the better. I am definitely going to try this on second (and third) day hair!
I thought that the makeup (and hair!) at Erin Fetherston was just so gorgeous. The makeup artist was inspired by a woman who “started her morning by grabbing a beet juice while running to her first appointment.” The stained lips + loose waves are positively dreamy and gorgeous.
While I didn’t love the slicked back roots at Michael Kors, I thought that the makeup was so pretty and wearable. Full brows (this inspired me to try feathering mine out a bit with clear brow gel), clean skin, and a neutral lip. For a similar lip color, try my favorite pinky nude: Charlotte Tilbury’s Bitch Perfect.
Did anyone else think that Monse’s beauty could have been a Glossier ad? It’s so similar. The vibe is definitely very similar to Glossier’s… “too cool to care.” A full brow (tame ’em with Boy Brow), long lashes, eye gloss, and glowing skin. Done and done.
I love a good lip stain and thought Public School’s look was just stunning. For pretty much the exact same lip tint, try Glossier’s Generation in “Jam”. I have it and it looks just like the lip color above. Apply liberally and then smudge the edges of your lips with a q-tip.
Most of the looks I showed here are pretty natural, but I also just loved the eye makeup at Brandon Maxwell. So good. I loved how each model had a look that incorporated black shadow, and then a color (bronze, violet, navy, etc). I’d probably tone this down a bit… but I think the deep metallic jewel tones are just so pretty.