Trends Inspired By Spring & Summer NYFW

Trends Inspired By Spring & Summer NYFW

Get A Sneak Peek At This Year’s Hottest Looks Straight From The Runways

Another New York Fashion Week (NYFW) has come and gone. The most recent presentations to grace the runways showcased top fashion designers’ spring/summer 2024 collections. Along with a look at what fashions and styles will be hot this year, we also got a sneak peek at the complimenting beauty trends straight from the experts themselves.

Hair and makeup go hand-in-hand with fashion and style, elevating it to another level, pulling it all together, and completing it. Master hair, makeup, and nail artists work alongside designers for months planning the looks for these shows. Together with marketing, advertising, and social media influencers, they are the arbiters that ultimately predict the hottest upcoming trends in fashion and beauty.

This NYFW unveiled plenty of options for inspiration to pump new life into your beauty routine. From viral TikTok-influenced hairstyles to light, luminous, shimmering eyes and Barbie-pink lips being replaced by blurred berry tones, there was something for everyone on the runways.

Check out some of the more wearable beauty looks prominently showcased at the NYFW Spring/Summer 2024 shows, and the hero products used to create them.

Mermaid Waves

The mermaidcore aesthetic was heavily featured in the model’s beauty looks for the Jason Wu show. Slick, wet waves emulate the mythical sea creatures paired perfectly with the natural texture and fluid movement of the clothes.

Hairstylist Jimmy Paul called the hair looks he created “shipwrecked finger waves.” He used TRESemme products to style the model’s hair, including the Mega Control Hair Gel, Keratin Smooth Shine Serum, Extra Hold Mousse, and Ultra Fine Hair Spray.

Makeup artist Diane Kendal kept the aquatic siren theme going by applying Jason Wu’s Extra Pout Lip Gloss to the model’s eyelids and cheekbones.

Similarly, the models sported wet set hairstyles at the Sami Miro Vintage show using products from Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils, including the Curl La La Defining Curl Custard and Don’t Shrink Flaxseed Curling Gel.

Sunset Lips

The models at the Ulla Johnson show strutted the runway in a two-tone lip look inspired by sunsets. The top lip featured a terracotta shade, while the bottom lip was a peachy coral.

To create this look, lead makeup artist Romy Soleimani used Sisley Paris’ Phyto-Levres Perfect Lipliner in Beige Naturel and Phyto-Rouge Lipstick in Beige Tahiti on the top lip. She then applied the Phyto-Levres Perfect Lipliner in Sweet Coral topped with Phyto-Rouge Lipstick in Orange Ibiza to the lower lip.

90s Spiked-Knot Buns

Over at the Helmut Lang show, ‘90s headbands paired with low, tousled, spikey buns reigned supreme. Lead hairstylist Jawara used all Bumble and Bumble products for this sleek, modern take on the retro hair trend. Products included the Bb. Thickening Spray, Bb. Spay De Mode Hairspray, and Bb. Strong Finish Hairspray.

Graphic Shimmery Eyeshadow

Dramatic, shimmering shadow in midnight blue graphic shapes was the focal point of the makeup at the Rachel Comey show. Lead makeup artist Romy Soleimani designed the look and applied it using the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Luxe Eyeshadow Quad in Indigo Night.

Soft Frosted Lids

Soft celestial eyes walked the catwalk on some of the models at the L’agence show. Stila Cosmetics’ global head of artistry, Charlie Riddle, reached for the brand’s Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Perlina and Heaven’s Dew All Over Glimmer in Silverlake to actualize the dreamy gazes.

At the Christian Siriano show, a more balletcore-influenced version of this eye makeup was created by the Charlotte Tilbury Pro-Artistry team. They used the Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in Uptown Girl, Hollywood Exagger-Eyes Liner Duo, and Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara to achieve the looks.

Balletcore Hair

Balletcore—a trend influenced by the graceful and elegant aesthetic of ballet—was also the inspiration for the hair designs at Christian Siriano’s show. Hair artist Lacy Redway wove ribbons through braids to create a corseted look using bobby pins and TRESemme’s Ultra Fine Hairspray to keep them in place.

Berry-Stained Lips

The bright pink and coral lips of 2023 are forecasted to be replaced by berry colors in 2024, as seen on the Buci runway show. Makeup artist Danii gave models a diffused berry lip using the Almay Lip Vibes Lipstick in Get Crazy. The pigment was concentrated in the center of the lips and blended out toward the edges.

Coquette Chrome Nails

Every model who walked the Mirror Palais collection wore chrome press-on fingernails in soft pink and elegant champagne shades. Lead nail artist Leanne Woodley used a classic ballet slipper as inspiration for the design.

Meanwhile, at Christian Siriano’s 15th-anniversary show, Julie Kandalec used Essie’s Gel Couture in Polished & Poised as a base, topped with Essie’s Polish in Birthday Girl for a similar effect with polish only.

Horizontal Linear Liner

Makeup artist Diane Kendal designed this graphic linear eye look on models for the Khaite show. She kept focus on the eyes with dewy skin and warm bronze contour as the backdrop for squared-off, brushed-up brows paired with thin, straight eyeliner extending out horizontally from the top of the eye crease. Kendal used the NARS Cosmetics’ High Pigment Longwear Eyeliner for this look.

Hairstylist Guido Palau designed a wet-looking updo sleek in the front and messy in the back using TRESemme’s Extra Hold Hair Mousse which, once dry, only gives the illusion of being wet.

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