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22nd February 2014

NYFW: Beauty round up

Stephanie Yeo rounds up NYFW’s top beauty looks.

Featured image credits: Instagram @lisaeldridgemakeup

Runway fashion can often be debatable (Kendall Jenner for Marc Jacobs, thoughts?), but there’s one thing that you can never fault: make-up. Whilst I’ve not had the time to watch all the live fashion shows, I recommend using Instagram to catch up on backstage pictures and runway looks.

The electric pop

Lisa Eldridge shows us how you can liven up your look with an electric blue eye liner. The best part of this look is that it is very wearable; you can easily translate this runway fashion into the streets of Manchester, perhaps toning it down slightly for every day wear. She personally recommends using a peacock blue liner on top and smudging a darker shade of blue eyeshadow on the lower lash line. The pop of blue was seen in the Marc by Marc Jacobs, Alice Temperly  and Badgley Mischka shows. This might just be the only colour you’ll need for spring!

The glossy lid 

Instagram: @ctilburymakeup

Beyoncé fans, this might just be a recreation of her look from her recent epic album. Charlotte Tilbury has translated the look onto the models for Joseph Fashion by ingeniously using a nude lip lacquer in Bardot Beige to mimic a natural glossy lid. This might not be as long lasting as a powder or cream shadow would be, but it definitely adds an extra dimension to the au naturale look.  Play around with other lip colours on your eyes if you dare, as most makeup can be used anywhere on your face. Try pretty eyeshadows as blush, and even coloured eyeliners for lipliners.

Glowing skin

Instagram: @narsissist

This glowy look seen on models of Phillip Lim’s and J. Mendel’s runway left me with serious glow envy. TGFM (Thank god for makeup) because despite the lack of sunshine in England, we can always fake it with a subtle illuminator! A recommended duo would be using the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer with a tiny amount of NARS Copacabana liquid illuminator.  Mix it in with your foundation or on the planes of your cheeks and down the nose, and even your forehead for an ethereal glow.  An oldie but a goodie indeed!

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