Runway to Reality: How to Wear the Best Makeup Trends from NYFW


Runway looks can often be a little too “high-fashion” for the board room or even a night out. However, there are beautiful takeaways we can use from New York Fashion Week that can be seamlessly incorporated into our daily style. Click through this gallery to see the best makeup trends from fall NYFW and how to wear them in your real life.

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Trend: Sparkle and Shine 

As Seen At: Rodarte; Carolina Herrera

Why We Love It: While most glitter is best reserved for our teenage daughters, just a hint of sparkle can really add a playful spin to your look. 

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Sparkle and Shine – How to Get the Look

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eye Liner ($20) is an easy way to recreate this look. This water-based liquid eyeliner contains superfine glitter that gives just a touch of shine. Use the wand to apply a very thin line under your bottom lashes to make your eyes subtly sparkle. 

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Trend: Serious Smoke

As Seen At: Diane Von Furstenberg; Reem Acra; Cushnie et Ochs

Why We Love It: Fall is always the perfect time to wear a sultry smoky eye, and this year, it’s all about creating a dramatic look. 

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Serious Smoke – How to Get the Look

Blendable eyeliners are your best bet to recreate this sultry look. Starting at the lash line, apply an ample amount of dark brown or dark gray liner. We like Stila Smudge stick Waterproof Eye Liner ($20) for this. Then, using a brush, blend the product up and out for a smoldering look. 

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Trend: Glowing Skin

As Seen In: Lela Rose; Joie; Rachel Zoe; Carolina Herrera

Why We Love It: Nothing looks more youthful than vibrant skin.

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Glowing Skin – How to Get the Look

Backstage, we saw everything from models wearing SK-11 Facial Treatment Masks ($95) to applying eye cream to the cheekbones for a glowy look. Gone are the days of highlighter. Hydration is the key. 

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Trend: ’90s Dark Red Lip 

As Seen In: Carolina Herrera; Phillip Lim; Donna Karen  

Why We Love It: This dark shade is gorgeous paired with just a bit of mascara. Very chic. 

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’90s Dark Red Lip – How to Get the Look 

Most shades that were showcased at NYFW aren’t out yet, but in the meantime, try Lipstick Queen in Bete Noir ($40) or Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($26).

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