New York Fashion Week in the wintertime is always a trip. There's that usual northeastern chill filtering through the atmosphere, bustling streets of show-goers and models being snapped by a hoard of photographers, and a general increase in chicness-it's a who's who in the fashion and beauty world, to be sure. But despite the mass chaos, it's exhilarating to see each designer bring to life a the labor of a year's worthВ of planning, sketching, and producing their newest pieces, even if that moment only lasts 10 minutes.
This season, we're not just gawking at the threads, but the incredible hair and makeup paired with them. From ponytails adorned with chains toВ watercolor complexions, artists and stylistsВ are pullingВ out all the stops at FW/19. See our favorites so far this season below.
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TRESemmГ© global stylistВ Justine Marjan created an industrial ponytail for Christian Siriano by first spraying the hair withВ TRESemmГ©В TRES Two Unscented Extra Hold Hair SprayВ for extra grip, thenВ crafting a thin braid to reach from ear to ear to secure the chains. It's the edgy, unexpected twist on a traditional low pony we didn't know we needed.
Also at Siriano, Maybelline ambassador Erin Parsons createdВ gemstone frecklesВ usingВ Swarovski crystals mapped out in the same pattern on each model.В
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A nod to the flower child, earth-worshipper of the '70s,В the tie dye-framed eye at Collina Strada mirrors the collection's low-carbon footprint.В Takeda RenaВ smudged varying neon shades ofВ Shiseido's Kajal Inkartist Shadow pencilsВ around the eye and up into the temples and brows for a more dramatic effect than you'd get with shadow alone.
To echo the straps and colorblocking in the neon swimsuits featured on the runway at Chromat,В lead makeup artist Fatima Thomas used MAC shadows to diffuse neon washes of colorВ across the templeВ along with a bright stripe of colored liner reaching outward from the outer corner of the eye.Getty Images
Gina Edwards created "wash of color"В digits for Rebecca Minkoff's "See Now, Buy NowвЂќ Spring/Summer 2019 Collection usingВ KISS Salon Acrylic NaturalВ NailsВ in Forbidden painted with the brand'sВ Nail Artist Paints in an ombrГ© fashion from cuticles to tips.
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Makeup key Romy Soleimani created a rosewood effect on the models backstage at Kate Spade, opting for rust, blood-red hues on the lids and lips and rose gold shimmer alone the cheekbones.В
Another matching rust moment was created by Grace Lee for Cushnie who usedВ Maybelline's Made For All LipstickВ in Mauve For Me and Spice For MeВ in three different capacities:В eyeshadow, lip color, and blush.
Dreamy Grey Smoky EyeCourtesy of Tom Ford
To create a soft, romantic smoked-out eye backstage at Tom Ford, makeup artist Diane Kendal used theВ Eye Color Quad in 03 Nude Dip for Fairer Skin Tones, focusing the deep grey shade on the crease and lower lash line and the pale pink shade on the eyelid. For darker skin tones, she used the Eye Color Quad in 03 Nude Dip and 13 Orchid Haze. The deep grey shade of 03В was placedВ on the crease and lower lash line, and the deep bronze shade was placed on the eyelid. Then, she blended the deepest shade from 13 orchid haze on the brow bone and tear duct.ВGetty Images
Gucci Westman diffused Chanel charcoal shadows along the eyeВ andВ punctuated with a Chanel liquid liner traced along both the upper and lower lash lines before and after applying shadow to increase boldness.В
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To echoВ Rosie Assoulin's bold patterns and pieces, makeup artist James Kaliardos cut sharp pieces of scrapbooking tape and fastened them onto the outer edge of the lash line with eyelash glue. Consider it the ultimate hack for those who don't have a steady hand.Getty Images
At Carolina Herrera, the lines were blurred between a broad cat eye and bold eyeshadow, with each girl in varying shades of blazing winged-out hues andВ others in a barely-there, natural lid.
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Fluttery, doe-like lashes were the name of the game at Longchamp, with makeup key Pat McGrath wielding her newВ Fetisheyes mascara to give models soft, fluffy, Twiggy-esque flutters.Getty Images
Tom Pecheux affixed falsies and several coats of mascara on each model, along with drawn-on "twigs" on the lower lash line for a "fresh and friendly" vibe.