It was an anything-goes type of extravaganza that erupted on the island of Manhattan—and it came with a lineup of beauty looks that sparked fervent springtime fantasies in spite of the nonstop rain. While pastel palettes and quirky embellishments brought attendees back to art school, updated takes on timelessly irresistible trends—think romantic hair, immaculate skin, and beach waves—kept things definitively sophisticated. Here, five hair and makeup trends bound to thread through the remaining weeks of fashion month.


It was the old Tom Ford smokey eye, done up with new Tom Ford eyeshadows, blended into heaven by Pat. Hair was spun into a rocker mullet leather headband by Orlando Pita. WHAT IS NOT TO LOVE?! Skin was fresh, but these girls also looked like they’d been out all night—and it was only the first full day of the season! Always a good start to NYFW. Never change, guys.


Every season needs that classic glam; this year, Brandon owned it. A damn good red lip by Tom Pecheux using a combo of MAC—a lip pencil in Cherry and a liquid matte lipstick in Feels So Grand, topped off with a dusting of gold glitter on the cupid’s bow. Nails were by Deborah Lippman using Love At First Sight. The backstage was a quiet affair courtesy of James Pecis, using Dyson’s new blowdryer.


A total dream show. Makeup artist Thomas de Kluyver used colorful MAC pigments and a perfectly firm square brush to draw concentric, neon circles around a few of the model’s lids. The idea came from childhood dreams, like the clothes, too (a psychedlic trip of acid wash color, changing in the light). Just looking at this was so fun, it’ll hold us until it’s in stock.


Kanako Takase is out here leading shows now—she’s great, a true artist. This show had two distinct looks, both with a deep brown lip. One was a coordinating smokey eye, one was a yellow-and-blue paint job from the lids all the way out to the lashes. Both using MAC and Kanako’s killer eye for hue.


The old Condé Nast Building (shoutout to ghosts of interns past still haunting 4 Times Square) set the perfect tone: early 2000-era taupe contoured faces by Diane Kendal using Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, Soft Matte concealer, and Contour Blush. Everyone stayed matte with Nars Soft Velvet Loose Powder, even as they hit the hot glare from the overhead fluorescents. Hair had Guido using Wang-branded silver claw clips, slicked back with Redken gel. Clean nude nails by Essie.


Ever since Marc started sponsoring his own show with his own beauty line, this has been a particularly fun one. Using an upcoming holiday set, Diane Kendal swept glitter swoops across all the lids, using her fingers, occasionally going all the way up to the hairline. Dramatic, but still soft. A glitter eye is never out of style.