The Best Beauty From NYFW S/S '19
Article by Into The Gloss
For one more season at least, beauty looks were the stars of New York Fashion Week.
S/S '19 showcased endless swatches of color with models in cropped pastel haircuts, dramatically long nails, vibrant blush, heads full of living greenery and florals... Tom went, saw, took notes—and lots and lots of photos. Scroll through for your own viewing pleasure and just try to pick a favorite.
I like that you can always trust Tom to just do himself—this man has been sending smoky eyes down the runway for longer than some of these models have been alive. He knows what he likes and, luckily for him, I don't think smoky eyes will ever be a bad choice. These ones by Diane Kendal were beautiful. Each model's felt a little different; some had a sheen of gloss over top, some were super blended, some had more gold, some had a strong liner along the lash line. Orlando Pita did the hair. Headwraps again... nude and blush fabric with the tails hanging behind made the makeup stand out even more.
Models wore Tom Ford Versatile Traceless Stick Foundation as a base, Shade & Illuminate highlighter on the high points of the face, Cheek Color in 06 Inhibition, Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer in 29 Ava on the lips, Eye Color Quad in 01 Golden Mink and Brow Sculptor to finish the look.
This show was in a giant old factory in Bushwick: Endless windows, vintage cards, children running around. After Tom Ford, it was nice to see a more bizarre showcasing of beauty. Hairstylist Holli Smith was inspired by Meisel photos from the '90s—which may be the new Kate-Moss-in-the-'90s inspiration board—but I'm HERE for it. Unfinished, blunt looking haircuts. Holli didn't want to do any actual cuts (thank god) so she decided to go another route using extensions—and that was the look. It was fun to shoot—like shooting a haircut—odd but beautiful. Kanako Takase is out here as the lead makeup artist for so many amazing shows now (her editorial work is magic too). Here, she did a really strong skin highlight and then on a handful of models created a marbled lip with MAC Lipglass and pure Kryolan Pigments, playing with the contrast between the two.
Another very different show. There were more skater boys than there were models in makeup, so that felt new. And they were showing three different looks: one where the guys had some light contouring and the women wore big black graphic cat eyes; one where everyone was bronzed up in a way to look a little dirty; and one where the guys got nothing and the women got some mascara and a little gloss.
Makeup artist Grace Lee used Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Sleek Onyx and and Volum’ Express mascara on the eyes. The models also wore Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation, Facestudio Master Contour Stick, Brow Precise Micro Eyebrow Pencil and Great Lash Clear on the brows, and SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nude Liquid Lipstick and Shine Compulsion Lipstick in Baddest Beigeon top.
Savage x Fenty
The makeup and hair teams backstage here weren't the typical NYFW ones, they were all from Rihanna's team. Her longtime hair man Yusef used Oribe, and makeup artists Priscilla Ono and Hector Espinal used Fenty Beauty on each model's face. Everyone was different, everything was dreamy, everyone glowed, everyone had fun.