New York Fashion Week Beauty Trends Taught Us That Going Bold And Totally Neutral Are Equally Fabulous This Season

The makeup artists at New York Fashion Week took two opposite approaches to spring beauty this season. While some runways featured the "no-makeup" look popular with the #WokeUpLikeThis set, others chose to go bold with colored eyebrows, blue eyeshadow, and mega nail art. The messages may have been mixed, but one thing is clear: anything goes when it comes to makeup next spring. You'll be on-trend whether you prefer to take it easy — like the Charlotte Rampling-esque models at Jason Wu — or pump things up with attention-grabbing beauty looks. Read on for a rundown of the bold versus the all natural.

BOLD: Fake Tears at The Blonds

There’s nothing shy about a gold tear drop clinging to a cheekbone.

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NATURAL: No Makeup at Marc Jacobs

Doesn’t get more natural than zero product whatsoever.

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BOLD: Blue Eyeshadow at Dannijo

Oceanic blues will be on eyelids everywhere this spring.

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NATURAL: Soft Pinks at Erin Fetherston

Inspired by ’90s Kate Moss, this look is simple with just a hint of color.

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BOLD: Colored Brows and Hair at Badgley Mischka

Well, at least it’s different…

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NATURAL: Bronzed Skin at Ralph Lauren

To channel the “modern safari” theme of Lauren’s collection, the models sported minimal makeup and lightly tanned skin.

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BOLD: Contrast at Thom Browne

Pale white skin and black eyes/fingertips create a haunting, ghostly contrast.

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NATURAL: No Mascara at Creatures of Comfort

This slightly flushed beauty look, paired with slicked back hair, has a “just out of the shower” appeal.

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BOLD: White Liner at Nanette Lepore

A double line of white eyeliner adds drama to dewy cheeks and beachy coral lips.

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NATURAL: Flushed and Rumpled at Karen Walker

The look at Karen Walker featured natural looking pink lips and cheeks with casually tousled hair.

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