I realize it’s a little early to be thinking about next spring’s makeup trends now, but New York Fashion Week Spring ’15 just wrapped and I can’t help but obsess about some of the beauty, hair and nail trends we can expect. After all, the runways are where the trends take shape.
When it comes to makeup, the most popular look by far was the no makeup look and dewy, flawless skin. Bold eyebrows still carry over from fall ’14 as do heavily black lined eyes. Two new beauty trends that emerged were the a more muted and subtle smokey eyes in all shades such as brown, green and shades of purple. Another beauty trend I am just wild about are natural pink-stained lips.
MAKEUP TRENDS FOR SPRING ’15
Heavy black-lined eyes: Cushnie et Ochs, Nicholas K, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, Bibhu Mohapatra, Cynthia Rowley, Libertine, Tracy Reese, Hervé Léger, Tommy Hilfiger
More muted smokey eye: Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, Donna Karan, and Hugo Boss, Jill Stuart, Vera Wang
No makeup-makeup: Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Calvin Klein, Erin Fetherston, Mara Hoffman, Marc Jacobs, Monique Lhuillier, Prabal Gurung, Rebecca Taylor, Vivienne Tam, Tibi, Victoria Beckham
Flawless skin: Carmen Marc Valvo, Jenny Peckham, Ralph Lauren, J. Mendel, Donna Karan, BCBG, Costello Tagliapietra, Erin Fetherston,
Bold Brows: Badgely Mischka, Rodarte, Thakoon, Monique Lhuillier,
Natural Pink lips: Altuzarra, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren
Regarding hair on the runway, the styles were all over the place. Braids are back in every form. I’m talking, side, messy, updos and buns. So is the messy, I just got out of bed style. I personally loved the knotted styles shown by Rag & Bone and 3.1 Phillip Lim. The one thing we saw almost everywhere, however, was a return to the center part.
HAIR TRENDS FOR SPRING ’15
Slicked back: Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Proenza Schouler, Thakoon
Pony: Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, Prabal Gurung, J. Mendel, Pamella Roland, Cushnie et Ochs
Messy Pony: Tess Giberson, Mara Hoffman, Ann Yee, Honor
Braids: Donna Karan, Jeremy Scott, Peter Som, Bibhu Mohapatra (updo), Erin Fetherston (bun), DKNY, Suno, Mara Hoffman, Tome
Hair knots: Rag & Bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Thakoon
Shag: Marc Jacobs, Annu Sui
Bed Head: Badgley Mischka, Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, Jenny Peckham, Vera Wang, Anna Sui, Libertine
Center part: Monique Lhuillier, Michael Kors, Tibi, Alice + Olivia, Badgley Mischka, Christopher Kane, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Jill Stuart, Mara Hoffman, Narciso Rodriguez, Costello Tagliapietra
Great news for those of us over nail art is that, well, the trend is pretty much done. There were a few exceptions, but most of the nail art was one color over a nude base. Even though French manicures have been out for a while, the reverse French with the area around the cuticle highlighted, is intriguing. The biggest nail trend of the season though seems to be the nude nail in pinks, whites and beiges.
NAIL TRENDS FOR SPRING ’14
Reverse French (cuticle highlight): Cushnie et Ochs, Carmen Marc Valvo, Rodarte, Angel Sanchez
Double-French-tipped: Sophie Theallet, Alon Livne
One thin horizontal or vertical line: Dion Lee, Kate Spade, Nicole Miller, Nonoo
Nude with muted nail art: Wes Gordon, Tadashi Shoji, Prabal Gurung, Bibhu Mohapatra, Tracy Reese, , Tibi, Tadashi Shoji
Nude: Rag & Bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Derek Lam, Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, Alexander Wang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Rebecca Taylor, Lela Rose, Jason Wu, BCBG, Noon by Noor
Pastels: Costello Tagliapietra (lilac), Tess Giberson & Angel Sanchez & Nanette Lepore (baby blue)
Ombre: Monique Lhuillier (pink), ICB by Prabal Gurung (blue)
– Lauren Dimet Waters
See our New York Fashion Week Spring 15 Fashion Trends and Reviews.
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