The Biggest Beauty Trends From New York Fashion Week 2018

Updated 06/29/19

It's pretty wild to start thinking about the next year (2018, we hardly knew ya). But when fashion week rolls around in New York, it's all about looking, planning, and anticipating the year ahead. It's exciting as well, as we're suckers for a good trend—especially come springtime. The best part about all of it, though, is these are looks you can start wearing right now (and products you can purchase right here). Team Byrdie is heading backstage at some of the biggest shows, and we're happy to report that there are some killer trends we know you're going to love.

And far more to come. Keep scrolling to see what we've found at fashion week.

'70 Glamorous Bohemian

Courtesy of Tom Ford

The show: Tom Ford 

The look: Tom Ford's beauty look "introduces the glamorous bohemian reinvention of the Tom Ford smoky eye," says the brand. "Inspired by the cool cleverness of '70s beauty, the tawny smoked-out eye look focuses on a color story of muted browns with a hint of gold with light-reflective, textural depth."

How to get it: Tom Ford Eye Kohl Intense in Onyx ($36), Eye Defining Pen in Deeper ($58), and Eye Color Quad in Golden Mink ($88)

Fresh-Faced Parisian

Courtesy of Rachel Zoe

The show: Rachel Zoe

The look: "I wanted to create a fresh-faced, Parisian-inspired look utilizing monochromatic pink shades that are subtle and allow your skin to shine through," says Monika Blunder, the key makeup artist backstage. "I'm obsessed with how chic the lips are in this look. I just added a lip crayon to the center of the pout and blended outward to achieve that effortless, flushed look."

Dramatic Volume

Courtesy of Tresemmé

The show: Undra Celeste

The look: "We used synthetic hair for this look in order to get that dramatic volume that sometimes human hair can't achieve," says Ursula Stephen, the stylist behind the look, "and then used the micro mist to lock in that asymmetrical shape."

Out-of-the-Box Eyeliner

Courtesy of Maybelline

The show: Self-Portrait

The look: "The youthful, free, and feminine spirit of the collection served as the jumping-off point for this look," explains makeup artist Thomas de Kluyver for Maybelline New York. "I wanted to capture that moment when you’re experimenting with makeup in the safety of your bedroom or bathroom."

How to get it: Maybelline Lasting Drama Light Eyeliner in White Luster ($6)

Natural Beauty

Courtesy of Lancôme

The show: Proenza Schouler

The look: "We worked with Lisa Eldridge and Lancôme to bring out the natural beauty of each girl, with an emphasis on fresh healthy skin paired with a strong brow," said designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. Eldridge adds, "It is a minimalist look that focuses on the quality of the skin and bringing out the natural beauty and character of every face."

Feminine and Relaxed

Courtesy of Tresemmé

The show: Carolina Herrera

The look: Feminine and relaxed waves was the vibe at the Carolina Herrera show, keyed backstage by stylist Odile Gilbert. "This fresh and sleek look showcases texture. Use a styling spray to accentuate the hair’s natural waves and finish with a mild hair spray to maintain body and movement," Gilbert says.


Summer-Morning Skin

Courtesy of Westman Atelier

The show: Brock Collection

The look: Celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman executed romantic beauty looks, creating "fresh skin with the ease of a summer morning to warm, glowing cheeks, and a fresh pop of color on the lips."

How to get it: Westman Atelier Vital Foundation Skin Stick ($68), Baby Cheeks Blush Stick in Dou Dou and Petal ($50 each), and Super Loaded Tinted Highlighter ($65)

Texas and All-American

Courtesy of Dyson

The show: Brandon Maxwell

The look: Hairstylist James Pecis created the look for Brandon Maxwell, citing the inspiration as "Texas and all-American—think tailgates, coolers, and Brooke Shields."

How to get it: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer ($399); Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray ($38)

Alice in Wonderland

Courtesy of Stila

The show: Badgley Mischka

The look: Carly Giglio, a pro makeup artist and head of pro artistry for Stila Cosmetics, created the look for Badgley Mischka's 30th-anniversary show. "The theme was Alice in WonderlandThrough the Looking Glass," Giglio says. "Layer textures of shimmer and glimmer for added dimension on the eyes, and, for even more added glow, apply Weleda Skin Food ($19) with a damp Beautyblender ($20) and bounce it on the high points of the face."

'60s Boho

The show: Jonathan Simkhai

The look: "To achieve this chic and bohemian look, be sure to give the hair texture at the roots. That's how you get the '60s boho feel," says Odile Gilbert.

How to get it: Tresemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo ($6) and Fresh & Clean Dry Shampoo ($6)

Courtesy of Stila

The show: Cynthia Rowley

The look: Rowley chose to feature real-life roller skaters rather than professional models, and makeup artist Carly Giglio created a look she calls moonbeam, wherein she showcases each woman’s glowing skin with pink lips, shadow, and blush.

Stained-Glass Colors

Maya Allen

The show: Savage x Fenty

The look: "The Fenty Beauty artistry team wanted the beauty looks for Savage x Fenty to focus on the colorful interpretation of emotions, creating looks that featured breathable, radiant skin and intense washes of color inspired by stained-glass," the brand wrote. "Using all Fenty Beauty products, the artistry team began by creating a natural and youthful looking base. Each look was grounded in beautiful color, unique to each girl and her skin tone, topped with a high-gloss finish and shimmering skin from head to toe."

Graphic Cat Eye

Courtesy of Maybelline

The show: LaQuan Smith

The look: "Empowered women who do anything necessary to stay on top" was the inspiration behind LaQuan Smith’s collection. So makeup artist Bimpe Onakoya chose a graphic and glamorous eye that was as sleek and sultry.

Courtesy of Maybelline

The show: Alice + Olivia 

The look: Inspired by a world of wonders, makeup artist Erin Parsons created four bold looks inspired by locales like Paris and Marrakech.

How to get it: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation ($8) and SuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color ($10)

Early '80s Glamour

Courtesy of Maybelline

The show: Naeem Khan

The look: "Glamorous women of the late '70s and early '80s" was the inspiration, so makeup artist Gato went for a glossy red lip and subtle draping.

How to get it: Maybelline Lip Studio Shine Shot Lip Topcoat ($7) and Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette ($14)

Whimsical Florals

Courtesy of Tresemmé

The show: Rodarte

The look: Odile Gilbert created the look for Rodarte, fashioning ornate and romantic waves, whimsical florals, and awe-inspiring, garden-party creations.

Fantastical Sunsets

Faith Xue

The show: Anna Sui

The look: Pat McGrath used watercolor, sunset tones backstage at Anna Sui. Six of the models selected by Sui got this treatment, which Pat McGrath described as whimsical and fantastical, while the rest got a subtler holographic eye using the Astral shade from McGrath’s Mothership palette.

Foil-Like Lips

Faith Xue

The show: Jeremy Scott

The look: "The look is a bold, foil-like lip in neutral shades," says iconic makeup artist Kabuki. "The metallic edginess is in keeping with the brashness of youth."

'50s Pastels with a Twist

Faith Xue

The show: Marc Jacobs

The look: Using a 1950s color palette, but with a modern twist, lead makeup artist Diane Kendal kept the focus on the eyes with a wash of pastel on the lids, tight-lined liner, and loads of lashes.

How to get it: Marc Jacobs Beauty O!mega Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($29) and Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara ($26)

Effortless Fantasy

Courtesy of Bumble and bumble

The show: Mansur Gavriel

The look: "It's the Mansur Gavriel fantasy,” said Laurent Philippon, the head stylist behind the look. "Everything looks natural and effortless, but it’s extremely calculated; we study every single girl down to each individual strand of hair."

How to get it: Bumble and Bumble Prep Primer ($25)

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