New York Fashion Week Review: Fall 2014

By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor | February 24, 2014

What looks topped the runways for beauty? Find out here.

Chromed Out

Lisa Perry’s Fall/Winter 2014 presentation was inspired by dramatic volume and shape. To complement the brightly colored garments and textured metallic fabrics featured throughout the collection, Casey Herman for Essie created a high-shine, silver nail look with No Place Like Chrome nail color.

Gilded Age

Jenny Balding, NYC Cutler Salon stylist and Redken grooming and styling expert, created hair looks at the Gilded Age FW14 collection. According to Balding, Gilded Age had a poetic feel—keeping looking tailored but with a natural disheveled finish. Redken For Men Dishevel is perfect for most hair types to create the finish for this look, she said.

Modern & Monochromatic

At Tess Giberson F/W 2014, an updated French manicure was the look for nails by Jin Soon Choi of JINsoon. She applied two coats of dark gray/metallic black nail polish (the shade Jin used was from her upcoming JINsoon Fall/Winter 2014 Tess Giberson Collection). At the tip of the nail, she used JINsoon Kookie White covered by a gloss.

Swim Into the Lagoon

Estée Lauder sponsored the makeup look at the Derek Lam F/W 2014 Fashion Show at the Sean Kelly Gallery. Estée Lauder creative makeup director Tom Pecheux led a team of 15 makeup artists to create the beauty looks on more than 30 models. He said, “The makeup look is strong, yet fluid, with pools of gray and green surrounding the eye. I was inspired by water, a lagoon, deep and cool.”

Natural Beauty

“The Pacific Northwestern girl coming to the city to see the sights and visit museums” was the inspiration for the look at Thakoon AW ’14 by Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics. Mambo Eyeliner followed by the chocolate side of the Fall 2014 Dolomites duo eyeshadow were crucial to makeup here.

Rare Gems

Butter London’s global color ambassador Katie Jane Hughes was backstage to create the nail look at Nicole Miller’s A/W 2014 show. Predominant colors in the collection included dark plum, light olive, wine, aqua and black paired with muted jewel tones. The shiny finish of Knees Up nail lacquer served as the perfect contrast to the matte Union Jack Black lacquer that popped at the tips.

Smooth Moves

Jeanie Syfu of TreSemme created sleek ponytails at Rebecca Minkoff’s A/W 2014 show. The look completed the “sexy tomboy” clothing with a “downtown romantic aesthetic,” said the company.

Skin Is In

Dr. Jart+ partnered with Opening Ceremony for its FW14 runway show. To create a radiant and glowing look, Dr. Jart+ enlisted in a Water Fuse Water-Full Hydrogel Mask to infuse and lock in moisture, and Ceramidin Liquid or Ceramidin Cream to reduce redness and irritation.

Mirrored nails, kohl-rimmed eyes and smoothed-out ponytails were just a few beauty looks dominating the runways for NYFW Fall 2014. Here’s a look at all the “boho chic” styles created by industry leaders such as Estée Lauder, NARS, Essie and more.
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