The best beauty looks from New York Fashion Week S/S '17 Advertisement

The best beauty looks from New York Fashion Week S/S ’17

...and a step-by-step guide to achieving them!

By Anjan Sachar  September 16th, 2016

With every fashion week come fresh (but mostly crazy) beauty looks. We got hair and make-up artists from TRESemmé and Maybelline New York to break down some of the best looks for us. Keep scrolling for tips and how-tos!

The helmet-hair fix at Jason Wu

Jason Wu NYFW

Use a small amount of mousse from root to tip on towel-dried hair. Blow dry your hair and set it with a smoothing serum. Part hair at the crown, and hold the top layer in a pony tail. Pull out one-inch sections from the bottom half and curl using a curling wand, remember to tug in a zig-zag motion. Repeat the same for the top half. Spray a generous amount of TRESemmé Tres Two Extra Hold hairspray and use a wide comb to pull hair back for a sleek wet look. Finish the look with a shine serum or spray. “Use hairspray on a soft-bristle brush to comb and pull in all the stray strands,” suggests Orlando Pita, celebrity hairstylist. 

The Cousin Itt ‘do at Kate Spade


After washing your hair with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner, comb through a small amount of mousse from root to tip. Blow dry the hair straight using your fingers; try not to rough it up too much. Allow your hair to fall at its natural part and apply a shine spray. Run a hair straightener down the top sections from root to tip, and add a very delicate wave. Finish with a volumising hairspray.

The Hangover at Jonathan Simkhai


Use a colour-correcting primer for a smooth, poreless finish and use a creamy highlighter on your cheeks. Give your eyes a soft sheen using the Maybelline New York Nudes Palette. Apply a pinch of blush on your cheeks and a nude-pink velvet lipstick for a natural looking lip, says Elton J Fernandez, make-up artist at Maybelline New York. Here’s how make-up artist Gato Zamora achieved the look: 

The coffee-stained eye at Marissa Webb

Marissa Webb S17 1

“Blend warm browns on your eyelid up to the crease, and mix a deeper brown with lip balm for your lower lid,” says Elton J Fernandez, make-up artist for Maybelline New York. Swish a tinted lip balm on your lips and two coats of mascara. Use an illuminating stick for a fresh glow. 

The frosty eye at Opening Ceremony  


For your eyes, use a soft, white shadow on your brow bone and lids. Draw a winged eye using the Maybelline New York Drama Gel Liner in black from the outside, going inwards and fade it out towards the middle. Line the top of your brow using the same liner for an edgy look and brush the rest using clear mascara.

The tough-and-tumble at Zimmermann

Make-up artist Jodie Boland decodes the beauty look below:

The dual-toned lip at Cushnie et Ochs

Cushnie et Ochs Dual lip

Pick a red and a pink lipstick in a creamy matte texture for this look. Wear the darker colour on your upper lip and the lighter one on the lower. Let the red and pink blend on the inside edges of your lips for an almost-there ombre effect.

The matchy-matchy at Anna Sui

Anna Sui Monochrome makeup

Use a cool, berry pink colour for your eyes. Using a shadow brush, wear it all over your upper eyelid and use a thinner brush to wear it on your lower eyelid. Try hints of loose glitter right above your upper lash line. Wear a glossy lip colour in the same shade as your eyeshadow.

The high shine look at Tommy Hilfiger

tommy hilfiger backstage 4 highlihgter

Start with a light, illuminating foundation. For your eyes, keep it minimal to a beige shimmer shadow and single coat of mascara and wear a pink-toned nude colour on your lips. To strobe your cheeks, use a highlighter with a fan brush and dust it upwards from your cheekbone towards the outer end of your brow, on your brow bone, the bridge of your nose and your cupid’s bow.

The rebel at Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Shadow

This look’s perfect for when you can’t pick a single colour. Use a warm (brown) and a cool (blue) shade of eyeshadow and apply each on a half of you lid. Make sure you blend them just enough where they meet so the colours remain distinct. Use multiple coats of mascara, and this time, you don’t need to brush it out. The clumpier the lashes, the better.