Beauty Round-Up: NYFW Favorites

Is it too soon to look toward next spring for beauty inspiration? Non, bien sur que non! And why not add a lighter touch to our transitional fall/winter style? We adore the idea of pairing lacy winter white with an ethereal beauty look.

So it is, after the close of NYFW, we’re stacking up a few key ideas to try out now and wear well into February. Keep reading for concepts we’re taking straight to our vanitities.

Over the Line — We’ve seen the dramatically overlined lip (and read the dissenting opinions for and against it), and while everyone has picked a side, we all forgot to consider that beauty is rarely all or nothing; that with a little subtelty the idea of accentuating one’s natural lip line can be an empowering and flattering option.

For example, seen at Jason Wu: the dramatic red pout. The secret? A subtle overline at the lip, making sure not to blur the natural shape of your lip line. Slight practice required? Perhaps, but so worth it.


Another yearround trick to try? Layering your reds. A touch of blush dabbed with the finger on top of your lipstick; a ruby red on top of a berry, don’t be afraid to experiment.

Into the Gloss — It’s been a micro runway trend for more than one season: skin that literally shines with a youthful glow. No doubt you have a skin highlighter or two in your makeup arsenal that provides a subtle light-reflecting pearlescent glow to enhance your look. This season Thakoon’s makeup artist took the notion one step further and applied clear lip gloss to eyelids and lips. The result? A glow that has us wondering why we thought shiny afternoon skin was something we needed to dab away in the first place. Get all the details here at Vogue.



Twists and Turns — Plaits, braids and twists. When it comes to cool-girl hair on runways, stylists can’t get enough of creating their own variations. Our favorite this season? The twisted ponys at Public School. While we did see our fair share of traditional three-piece braids at the shows, Public School’s hair felt fresh, modern and architectural. And of course, it’s easy for women with long hair to re-create. Start with a high pony tail, wrapped with a piece of hair from the bottom of the pony around the elastic. Then simply split and twist the length. Don’t forget to spray with a shine spray. A going over with dry or wet oil before you pull your hair up is a good idea, too.



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Some products to help you get the look: L’Occitane Aromachologie Hair Oil, $26, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Lip Creme Collection, $45, Nars Lip Gloss-Triple X, $26 , Bumble and Bumble Shine On, $15

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Marisa has penned articles and features in over a dozen online and print publications. She's worked as fashion critic and creative director for, been the managing editor for Caribbean-based Ocean Style Magazine, and worked with Set Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in Zurich, as a contributing editor. Based in New York, she is a freelance fashion and cultural copywriter, editor and reporter. You can find out more at her site and follow her on Twitter @mraswan.