10 Must-See Beauty Looks from NYFW 2014

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The highly anticipated makeup, hair and nail looks from New York Fashion Week’s Fall/Winter shows were nothing short of stunning. With lead artists and stylists embracing trends from all corners of the globe to create truly eye-catching looks, these top 10 left us feeling completely inspired.

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1. The Show: Cushnie et Ochs Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

The Lead Artist: Hair by Antonio Corral Calero, Moroccanoil artistic director

The Inspiration: Calero drew from Michelle Ochs and Carly Cushnie’s inspiration of “Western romanticism combined with a city-slicking edge.” Calero says, “I wanted to create a style of “reflection” to emphasize the rich smoothness of healthy hair that radiates light off every strand. The finished look is supersmooth, elegant and sophisticated, accenting a beautiful haircut and vibrant color.”

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The Look:

1. To achieve the very sleek, full-bodied style, models’ hair was prepped with Moroccanoil Treatment to condition, add a natural reflective shine and create the “reflective” effect of the style.

2. To add volume and body, Moroccanoil Root Boost was applied at the roots, followed by Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse throughout the rest of the hair.

3. Calero made a deep side part and blow-dried 1” vertical sections using a round brush, rolling downwards and pinning the curls to set the style. Then he misted the hair with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray and let it cool.

4. After releasing the set, he brushed hair down the back and behind the ears.

5. To prevent flyaways, he applied Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to the palm of his hands and gently pat it on the hair’s surface.

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2. The Show: Jason Wu–Fall/Winter 2014

The Lead Artist: Makeup by Diane Kendal using Lancôme products

The Inspiration: Effortless Chic.

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The Look:

1. The skin was meant to look clean and flawless using Visionnaire [1 Minute Blur] Smoothing Skincare Instant Perfector and Translucence Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder.

2. To achieve a subtle, natural glow on the cheeks and softly shaded eyes, Diane used blush and highlighter shades from the Blush Subtil Palette All-In-One Contour Blush & Highlighter in Rose Flush.

3. She achieved curled lashes and natural brows using Le Curler, Modèle Sourcils Brow Groomer in Naturel and Le Crayon Poudre. Artliner 24H in Noir was used on the top lash line only.

4. The lip was kept matte and bare using L’Absolu Rouge La Base.

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3. The Show: Nicole Miller A/W 2014

The Lead Artist: Nails by Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON’s global colour ambassador

The Inspiration: Strong women warriors. Also, predominant colors in the collection such as dark plum, light olive, wine, aqua and black paired with muted jewel tones.

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The Look:

1. Katie applied butter LONDON Nail Foundation to the nails followed by butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Union Jack Black.

2. She then matted the look by applying butter LONDON Matte Finish Topcoat.

3. Using a thin striping brush, Katie applied butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Knees Up—starting at the cuticle and creating a feather or flame like design along the nail.

4. The shiny finish of Knees Up served as the perfect contrast to the matte black lacquer that popped at the tips.

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4. The Show: Charles Warren Fall 2014

The Lead Artist: Hair by Naeemah LaFond, Amika global artistic director

The Inspiration: A combination of the perfectly coiffed French twists of the 1960s with an extraterrestrial silhouette.

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The Look:

1. To achieve the large French twist, LaFond began by applying Perk Up Dry Shampoo throughout the hair.

2. She sectioned off a U-part at the crown and clipped aside the bottom section. Then she curled the top section so that all the curls went in the same direction and used pin curl clips to set.

3. For the bottom, LaFond sectioned it off into three vertical sections—left, right and middle. Using a tail comb, she tightly and neatly backcombed three-inches at the top of each section, starting at the root, and then sprayed each with Touchable Hairspray.

4. She applied Un.Done Texture Spray to the sides then brushed them and patted a small amount of pomade (launching spring 2014) to tame flyaways.

5. To create the twist, LaFond pulled hair back, placed a “hair rat” on the right side of the hair and folded hair over to the right to cover the rat. She pinned it in place and finished the look with a hand-molded front accent at the top and a coating of Freeze Hold Hairspray (launching Spring 2014).

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5. The Show: Nanette Lepore Fall 2014

The Lead Artist: Makeup by Sarah Lucero, celebrity makeup artist and global executive director of creative artistry for Stila Cosmetics

The Inspiration: A reflection of the designer’s eclectic world travels—one day she’s meandering the MET; next, the flea markets of Paris—Nanette Lepore’s fall collection is a celebration of rich, felted fabrics, exquisite embroideries and easy, effortless silhouettes. To capture the global spirit of the collection, Sarah and her team played up fresh berry lips, gray-lined eyes and full, fluttery lashes.

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The Look:

1. On the face, Lucero and her team used Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer.

2. For the eyes and brows, they applied Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Alloy, Major Major Lash Mascara and Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color.

3. On the lips, the artists used Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Amore and Pomegranate Crush Lip & Cheek Stain.

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6. The Show: Tracy Reese Fall 2014

The Lead Artist: Hair by Morgan Willhite, Ouidad creative director

The Inspiration: “Individual beauty,” which perfectly mirrored Ouidad’s advocacy for embracing one’s self and natural hair texture. “Bold, naturally textured styles are all the rage right now and will continue to be a growing trend. These styles can be recreated on all hair types and these effortless looks can be achieved easily with the appropriate styling products and tools,” says Willhite.

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The Look: Ouidad stylists created a variety of bold, emotional and textured styles—individualized looks that incorporated different hair parts, inconsistent wave patterns, free flowing strands, a windblown “halo” effect and natural texture.

To achieve these looks, the stylists used Wave Create Sea Spray, PlayCurl Volumizing Styling Spray, Styling Mist Setting & Holding Spray, Shine Glaze Serum, Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner and Salon Series by Ouidad Mongongo Oil Multi-Use Hair Treatment.

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7. The Show: Erin Featherstone F/W 2014

The Lead Artist: Makeup by Lottie Stannard using Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

The Inspiration: “A modern take on a classic 60s look,” says Stannard.

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The Look:

1. On the skin, Stannard used OCC Tint: Tinted Moisturizer and OCC Skin: Conceal.

2. For the cheeks she applied Creme Colour Concentrates in Newt and John Doe.

3. On the eyes she used Creme Colour Concentrates in John Doe and Bauhaus, as well as Pure Cosmetic Pigment in Black.

4. The look was finished with the addition of Lament Lip Tar: Matte, a new neutral debuting for Fall 2014.

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8. The Show: Nellie Partow Fall/Winter 2014

The Lead Artist: Nails by Rita Remark using Essie

The Inspiration: Nellie Partow’s collection boasted an array of neutral and pastel-colored fabrics in chic silhouettes. To complement the pieces, Remark created two soft, layered nail looks.

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The Looks:

1. For Look 1 called Sandy Beige (shown on previous slide), Remark applied one coat of Ridge Filling Base Coat to clean, filed nails. Next, she applied one coat of Sand Tropez and let it dry. Then once dry, she applied one coat of Allure and finished the look with Good to Go Top Coat.

2. For Look 2 called Soft Pink, Remark used the same prep and finish but a different shade of polish. One coat of Sand Tropez to start, and then once it dried she applied two coats of Spaghetti Strap.

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9. The Show: Costello Tagliapietra Fall 2014 Collection

The Lead Artist: Hair by celebrity hairstylist Nelson Vercher of Rita Hazan Salon using René Furterer products

The Inspiration: Surf Girl Glamour: Where Park Avenue Meets the Beach. “The Costello Tagliapietra woman is always elegant,” says Nelson. “But I wanted to think of her in a different way, to give her an elegant look, but in a fast way, an easy glamour. I saw this woman as very refined, but also very free, going from surfing in the ocean to a big evening out. The look is simple yet sophisticated.”

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The Look:  

1. Nelson kept hair tight and flat to the head in front, with a looser, gently rippled, beachy wave in back. To start, to keep hair supple he worked a little Karité Leave-In Nourishing Cream throughout hair and then blow-dried it smooth, directing it away from the face.

2. Next, he used the end of a rattail comb to make a clean side part, making the part high on the head.

3. Then after sectioning off the crown, he started to work on the lengths from the bottom up, taking a section at a time and misting each section—at the roots only—with Volumea Volumizing Conditioning Spray-No Rinse and then combing it through.

4. To add beachy texture in the back, he twisted the hair into a low chignon and pinned it into place. Next, Nelson used a diffuser to give an elegant finish. Once hair was dry, he undid the chignon and loosened up the hair with his fingers to play up the texture.

5. Last, to accent the Surf Girl Glamour vibe, he pulled a few delicate wisps around the face.

Photo Credit: John M. Craig for René Furterer

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10. The Show: 3.1 Phillip Lim AW ‘14

The Lead Artist: Makeup by Francelle Daly using NARS Cosmetics

The Inspiration: “It’s time to ‘rock the casbah’ this fall,” says Daly. “A bold, angled brow, clean eyelids and slightly sculpted cheeks give a bit of new wave punk inspiration.”

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The Look:

1. On the face, Daly used Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Radiant Creamy Concealer and a combination of Loose and Pressed Light Reflecting Setting Powder.

2. To highlight the cheeks, she used both Nico and Zen Blush, and on the eyes she used Oural Brow Gel on the eyelashes and Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara.

3. And to enhance the brows, Daly used Brow Perfector and Matte Eyeshadow in Blondie, Bali, Bengali, New York or Coconut Grove depending on the model’s hair color.

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