I Wore 3 Runway Makeup Looks in Real Life—See the Photos!

Each season we revel over the beauty looks backstage at NYFW. From graphic eyes and fluorescent lips to dewy skin and groomed brows, it always looks cool and innovative or natural and nonchalant—but either way it feels like only a model with a 20-year-old skin's and 0% body fat could pull it off. I set out to prove that notion wrong. 

I went behind the scenes and had a lead makeup artist at three shows try the exact look out on me. I was nervous because I had no idea what to expect—would I be venturing back to office with Thom Browne–esque smeared lipstick? Would I have to explain my out-there eyeliner at the next show? It turns out the runway transitioned quite nicely to IRL, and I wore each look for the rest of the day post-application. Keep scrolling for the final looks and the products you need to re-create them!

Which look is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below and check out the time I accidentally became a model at NYFW.