Photo Credit: Jill Stuart Spring/Summer 2014
It’s hard to believe that New York Fashion Week, which wraps up on September 12, is all about Spring/Summer 2014 fashion and beauty trends. While that season may seem like a lifetime away, it’s obviously never too early to start thinking about trends, and what not to wear.
After purveying the shows and schmoozing backstage, here are some of my fave beauty trends you’ll spy next year:
NUDE LIPS AND LUMINOUS SKIN
Thakoon Spring/Summer 2014
Many shows, from HONOR to VPL, shied away from the rich red or coral lips that were so popular last spring. Instead, the lip looks are more muted while eyes are more emphatic than last year. Says Romy Soleimani, makeup artist and creative director for Beauty.com, “it’s either about the eyes or the lips; the focus is on the eyes and luminous skin.” If you want to achieve this luminous skin, “eat well,” advises Soleimani, who is a big fan of carefully chosing what goes into your body as well as what you put on your skin.
The look at Thakoon was all about fresh, luminous skin as well. Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics said the makeup is “all about lashes with fresh skin, a bit of dimension, and a pink lip.” Kendal used NARS Sheer Glow Foundation for the luminous effect, and the Laos Matte Multiple lipstick (new for spring) on the lips.
Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2014
You can toss your flat irons and keratin treatments out the window: Spring/Summer 2014 is not about Uma Thurman-like pin straight hair. “Ponytails are not sleek, it’s about imperfect hair now,” says Bob Recine for Beauty.com, who did a French braid with shiny (almost glossy) hair for VPL. In many shows, like Jill Stuart, models had a romantic but rock and roll vibe that looked like Mick Jagger meets modern-day model.
That’s not to say that there were no slick hair dos. Guido, a Redken creative consultant, did a simple and sleek ponytail for the Victoria Beckham show that was far from messy.
Orlando Pita, who created the look for the Derek Lam show using PHYTO products and T3 tools, presented a simply ponytail with his unique over/under technique to create hair with lots of natural texture. Tip: Use the PHYTO Professional Fiber Paste to create this texture, and use a soft side part.
LIGHT CREME NAILS
Pastel nails for spring? “Why, yes,” says Deborah Lippmann, who notes that dark tones too could be beautifully paired with creme or buff nails. “I always add black to any color,” admits Lippmann, who did the look for Victoria Bartlett (VPL). Lippmann designed a custom hue and created a creme/buff nail. The custom shade comprised three parts creme lacquer Amazing Grace and one part of the beige-like Waking up in Vegas.