New York Fashion Week Fall 2010 Beauty Trend Report

February 20, 2010 • Magazine

New York Fashion Week Fall 2010 Beauty Trend Report

New York Fashion Week Fall 2010 Beauty Trend Report

Mon, 2000-02-21 10:00

Kelley Epps-Woods

New York Fashion Week Fall 2010 season has just ended, but it is just the start for Fall’s newest beauty trends. This season’s looks ranged from bold red lips to ungroomed brows to flawless ethereal faces. If there is one thing to take away from Fall’s 2010 display was that it was not just catered to one specific makeup look. There were several trends that any woman can wear and look fabulous doing so.

One of this season’s biggest trends was deep, rich lips. From burgundy to deep purples, the lips were strong and demanding. At Peter Som, the look was very rich, with dark purple lipstick filled lips, that appeared almost velvet like. At Luca Luca, the berry lip reigned on the catwalk as well. The strong burgundy lip was matched with fresh, skin, and hints of gold liner under the eye for a dramatic statement. 

Unlike previous seasons where red lips were dominant, we still saw some but with a fresh new twist, and a few even used orange. At Vivienne Tam, beautiful bold cherry lips were paired with soft glowing skin, while at Vena Cava the lips were filled with an orangey-red lipstick and paired with a strong bronzed cheek. At Max Azria, the punchy orange lip was specifically used to stand out against the models dewy complexions. The season’s orange was fresh, and a new spin on the classic red lip that was a safe look for other seasons. 

We never want to underestimate gorgeous glowing skin, and that was the basis of many of the of the looks. At J Mendal fresh youthful skin was clean and glowing. Cheeks were only structured to give the face the perfect balance. At Tibi the faces were dewy and only accented with winged liner on the eyes. The complete look for the models at Adam was all about the luminous, glowy skin using Cream Color Base in pearl and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish around the face. 

There were a lot of strong brows finishing the looks for fall 2010. At RVCA x Erin Wasson the brows were heavily feathered and groomed to look thick and masculine, but was paired with a heavily lined bottom lip to give the look almost a ‘tribal’ feel. At Custo Barcelona the skin was kept clean and flawless, but with a strong arched brow to give a look that balanced the bold fashions on the runway. And at Narcisco Rodriguez darkened bold brows were paired with a nude face to give the models a sculpted look. 

Not to be drabbed down with the darker colors of the season, some of the makeup looks for fall had looks that could work for spring as well. It’s as if a flower was fighting to sprout through the snow. Jeweled toned colors brought life to a lot of looks with blues, greens and even metallic golds. At Brian Reyes, glossy eyes were paired with mint green liner that was applied only to the lower lash ‘opened’ eye effect. Makeup artists at Michael Angel used jeweled toned colors on the models by lining the eyes in rich lime greens and blues. At Alexandre Herchcovitch orange, with light reflecting gold liner used underneath the eyes. This look was very fresh compared to some of the other predictable fall looks. 

This season’s take on the smokey eye, came with more jeweled tones as well like at Diane Von Furstenburg. The black smokey eye was replaced with a dark green and blue smokey eye. Lips were left nude to keep emphasis on the bold eye. At Tracy Reese the eyes were smokey, but were paired with a gloss to give the eye more dimension. At Elie Tahari, two toned smokey eyes were the rage with chartreuse and dark green shadows. Lips were left nude as well to pair with such a dramatic eye. 

If there was a connection for all the looks this season, they all had one thing in common, which was fresh glowing skin. Whether it’s clean and matte or dewy and  buffed to perfection, great skin will never go out of style. There are looks from this season’s shows that anyone can incorporate into their own makeup looks for fall 2010!

Photos: ELLE

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