>Each season, we look to the catwalks to try and discern which looks are going to emerge at the end of fashion month as a full-fledged trend. The S/S 17 shows in New York have already thrown up some strong contenders: standout lips, bright eyes and textured waves. What’s interesting is that the colours are all a bit off-kilter—think pink on the eyes and vampy lips for spring. What we can totally get on board with, 100%, is the undone waves, while Pat McGrath has put forward a very strong case for using lipstick on the eyes (seriously, just look at Gigi). In fact, we’re tempted to try all these looks right now. Who says we have to wait until next season? Keep scrolling to see the biggest emerging beauty trends we spotted at NYFW.
>Nars international lead makeup stylist Sada Ito was inspired but the lines and brush strokes of Japanese calligraphy backstage at Adeam. On models’ lips, she used Nars Semi Matte Lipstick (£21) in Heatwave.
>Nars makeup artist Romy Soleimani created four different makeup looks for Rachel Comey’s 15th anniversary, all with a ’90s element. Our favourite? This vampy lip look, which she achieved using the soon-to-be-released Nars Unspoken Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Lonely Heart.
After rough-drying the hair, stylists for Tresemmé at the Misha Nonoo show bent the hair with a curling iron, broke apart the waves with their fingers, and then added Tresemmé Botanique Nourish and Replenish Hydrating Mist (£5) for texture and shine.
Inspired by a beach-meets-desert theme, Frederic Fekkai’s Elie Camoro created subtle tousled waves backstage for Whit. The stylists twisted and braided hair in small sections, spritzed with Fekkai Soleil Beach Waves Spray (£14) to set, and then rough-dried with a diffuser before pulling locks apart for natural texture.
Similarly, at Alexander Wang, we spotted beachy waves. To really re-create this look, invest in a great spray to put onto damp hair. We like Balmain’s Texturising Salt Spray (£23).
Glowing skin may still be trending, but the classic smoky eye isn't going away anytime soon. Makeup artist Gato and beauty influencer Amanda Steele dreamed up a sultry, “messy” makeup look to go along with Rebecca Minkoff’s S/S 16 collection using Maybelline’s Expert Eye Shadow in Khaki Camo and The Falsies Push Up Angel.
Meanwhile, at Baja East, makeup artist Diane Kendal smudged MAC’s soon-to-be-release Kajal Crayon in Flourish Me Deep, and then layered the brand’s Mixing Medium (£17) in Shine on top to create a look worthy of an “urban beach girl.”
Calling it now: Wet-looking slicked-back hair isn’t just Kardashian territory anymore. “The hair for Altuzarra this season is a sophisticated wet-hair look,” says Kérastase Paris consulting hairstylist Odile Gilbert (key word: sophisticated). “It is definitely sexy and represents the moment when you get out of the water at the beach and push your hair back.”
Models at Jason Wu followed suit, albeit with a slightly more subtle slicked-back look paired with a bright lip.
Think blue eye shadow has been left behind in the ’80s? Think again. This look at Victoria Beckham’s show very much complemented her new approach to bolder colours in her collection. To wear IRL, we suggest using a more subtle shade and dab in the corners for a blue-y look.
You've gotta love a multi-purpose product and so do makeup artists. Pat McGrath, who could have any eyeshadow in her kit that she wanted, used a burgundy lipgloss to create this blown out smoky eye at Anna Sui.
Want to know which trends are big for THIS season? Take a look at our guide to beauty's biggest rends for Autumn Winter 2016.
Reporting by Faith Xue, Lindsey Metrus, Elinor Block and Amy Lawrenson.