New York fashion week has just wrapped up, so we are taking a break from Foundation 101 to bring you a review of beauty trends seen on the Spring 2014 runway.
Grunge Girl– A major trend was 90s-revival grunge. This meant that makeup looks were minimal, and hair was either messy-textured, pulled back into basic ponytails, or simply left to, well, hang there. At Alexander Wang, the no-makeup look seems to have been taken quite literally. The models looked like moody college girls who just rolled into class after pulling an all-nighter – dark circles under the eyes and a greasy texture to the skin. At Proenza Schouler, pale faces and limp locks channeled Seattle circa 1994. Calvin Klein, who helped to define this look the first time, added a touch of sensuality to his minimalism with bronze eye shadow and a hint of shine in the hair.
The Naturalist – Some designers opted for a natural look that was a bit more optimistic, so I must distinguish them from their grungy counterparts above. Makeup had a sun-kissed glow. Hairstyles were unfussy, yet beautiful. At Rachael Zoe, messy hair took a romantic turn with perfectly-tousled french braids. At Thakoon, makeup was simple yet radiant and rosy. Vera Wang‘s models had flushed cheeks, as if they had spent the day at the beach. Donna Karan‘s hippie goddesses sported bronzed skin and silky-straight hair inspired by Marisa Berenson.
Orange You Glad? – One surprising and ubiquitous trend was the orange lip. Whether in bright neon at Rag and Bone, a satiny red-orange at Creatures of the Wind, or peachy popsicle at Christian Siriano, orange was the new red on the runways this season.
Mod Max – Feline eyes, which have been popular for the last couple of years, remained a strong trend. At Marc Jacobs, winged eyes were lined in teal blue. At Prabal Gurung, kitty eyeliner was applied in the more traditional black, while the lips took an eccentric turn in shades of lilic, pastel pink, and tangerine. In keeping with the 60s vibe, Candela and Badgley Mischka favored structured updos.
Article by Jenn Brehm for Pro Style Crew