The Best Makeup Looks & Hairstyles From New York Fashion Week F/W 2023

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Just like that, winter is slowly but surely on its way out. And in the world of fashion, that means that Fall 2023 previews have officially begun. In other words? New York Fashion Week is taking the streets of NYC by storm, with everyone’s fave luxe designers, A-listers, supermodels, and fashion-forward socialites showing up and showing out all week long.

Kicking off with pre-events on the evening of February 9, and with runway showcases happening through February 15 — NYFW is short and sweet, yet still jam-packed with highly-anticipated shows like Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung, Rodarte, Anna Sui, and countless others.

And while all eyes are often on the intricate gowns and whimsical statement pieces, it’s often the hair and makeup choices that are the understated hero, truly making a collection come together and come alive in front of onlookers’ very eyes. No doubt, some looks of the past have been a bit more out there (and seemingly more unwearable) than others, yet still, the trends on the runway directly influence the trends you are sure to see a whole lot more of in the coming months.

Here are some of the best beauty moments so far.

NYFW’s Top Makeup Moments

Anna Sui’s Two-Tone Eyes

With a collection that pays homage to the 1960s, Anna Sui’s glam reflects that playful, colorful energy. Using all Pat McGrath Labs everything on the runway, the models’ top eyelids were covered in a Barbiecore pink hue, while the lower lash line featured a pop of turquoise blue. As for the lashes? An on-trend, colorful cobalt mascara.

Dion Lee’s Siren Skin

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Across categories, mermaidcore was undoubtedly one of 2022’s major breakout trends — and Dion Lee took the siren beauty trend to new heights with iridescent, mermaid scale skin designed by makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench. Her team used shimmery hues from the Isamaya Industrial Color Pigments palette.

Prabal Gurung’s Graphic Glam

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Placing pigment in unique spots (like the bridge of the nose and down the models’ middle part), Prabal Gurung went seriously graphic and bold for their runway glam.

Gothic Vibes At Rodarte & Kim Shui

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Taking cues from the cult-fave show Wednesday, Rodarte opted for graphic eyeliner looks, paired with a mix of black and cobalt blue-hued lips.

M.A.C. Cosmetics

At Kim Shui, the models wore M.A.C. Lip Liner in Nightmoth (the exact product Jenna Ortega dons in the hit Netflix series) with the brand’s Locked Kiss Ink in the shades Gossip and Sardonic.

Christian Siriano’s Lips In Full Color

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Opening New York Fashion Week with a bang, Christian Siriano’s showcase tapped Charlotte Tilbury for a runway filled with pops of fuchsia-hued lips. As for the exact hue used on the models? The brand’s K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Velvet Underground was the show-stopping hot pink, while the Collagen Lip Bath in Refresh Rose added a hint of high-shine gloss to their lips.

L’AGENCE’s Lived-In Eyeliner

Embodying the ease of rock ‘n’ roll, L’AGENCE showcased its F/W 2023 collection with the help of Stila Cosmetics. The vibe? Some matte neutral lips paired with smudged, lived-in eyeliner for a sensual look.

NYFW’s Most Major Hairstyle Trends

Tia Adeola’s Structural Updos

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Courtesy of Tia Adeola / Photography by Hannah Turner Harts for BFA and Andrea Sabugo
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Using hair products from the brand BREAD, Tia Adeola’s vibe was all about structural updos and braids that made a serious statement on the runway.

Power Bobs At LaPointe

While debuting its Fall/Winter 2023 collection, LaPointe paired no-makeup makeup glam with one of the breakout haircuts of the season: a power bob. The tea? The empowering look (as seen most recently on Hailey Bieber) features a bob haircut with minimal texture, and the same length all-around.

Victor De Souza’s Retro-Inspired Styles

Victor De Souza featured flirtatious updos and coquette-ish hair bows that gave ’60s boudoir vibes.

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