Beauty Trends Inspired by the Runways of New York

Changing up your hair and makeup is the quickest and often most cost effective way to refresh your look but with so much inspiration coming off the catwalk it can be hard to know what to actually try and what to leave to the professionals. Does a glossy copper lip actually translate to real life? Is learning to braid really a valuable investment of time? Navigating the world of beauty can be tough.

Makeup artist Lilah Deguitre and Hairstylist Sheree Yap reveal their take on the looks from the S/S 15/16 runways of New York that inspired them.

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The Makeup: Bold brows continue to reign supreme and nowhere were they as bold as they were at Oscar de la Renta. For a look that works for both and night, pair yours with a timeless red lip and subtle contouring.

For tips on recreating this look check out our How To article.

The Hair: Sleek lady like hair featured on a number of runways including Victoria Beckham and Marchesa. A super sleek low pony is the perfect foil to a timeless trench coat.



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The Makeup: Diane Von Furstenburg revealed one of the most vibrant makeup looks of the week, matching a jewel toned smoky eye with a peach lip. For a more wearable version choose only one colour to wash over the lid.

For tips on recreating this makeup look check out our How To article.

The Hair: Just like at Diane Von Furstenburg, bouncy waves make an excellent partner to a coloured eye for a summer night out. Think more undone glamour than 80s perm.



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The Makeup: The winged liner seen on the runway of Jeremy Scott had a 60s feel with the trademark clumpy lashes of the era made bigger and bolder on the lower lash line using liquid liner. For a more modern and wearable approach try a cat eye on your upper lid and lots of mascara on your lower lashes.

The Hair: An ideal contrast to graphic liner is an elegant but slightly undone up-do such as those seen on the Tory Burch and Michael Kors runways. This messy upbraid is easy to master and forgiving of mistakes.



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The Makeup: The bronze goddess seen strutting the runways of Tommy Hilfiger and Rodarte translates perfectly to our Australian summer. Think warm skin with beautiful bronze lids, lips and cheeks.

The Hair: What goes better with a bronze face than the beautiful beachy waves seen at Tommy Hilfiger and Carolina Herrera? Nothing, that’s what.


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The Makeup: Bold, colourful liner featured on a number of runways including Monique L’huillier and 3.1 Phillip Lim. Try a coloured cat eye or for something a little different, try a streak of colour on the outer corner of the top lash line and a streak on the inner corner of the lower lash line. Choose your favourite colour and get experimenting.

The Hair: These adorable topknots were seen at Isa Arfen and Sandy Liang. Dragging your hair up into a topknot has just the right mix of polish and ease. A strip of vintage fabric is the perfect quirky addition for day.


The Team

Creative Direction, Styling, words: Emma Batchelor

Hair: Sheree Yap

Makeup: Lilah Deguitre

Photography: Lauren McKay

Models: Lexi Keelan and Miriam Walsh

Clothes: THE LABEL

Timber Artworks: Dirk Lejeune

Assistants: Georgia Holgate and Rebecca Huynh

Location: The Australian National Botanic Gardens

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