Our NYFW Beauty round-up!

19 February 2010

As New York Fashion Week draws to a close and fashionistas flock to London for the next round of shows kicking off today, we thought we’d bring you a round-up of our NYC highlights...
 
We loved:
 
Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Kate Moss’ make-up at Jill Stuart, winged cat eyes and the ultimate nude lip. ‘I’ve been doing this make-up on Kate for years,’ Charlotte told us.

The metallic ‘Cornflower blue pigment’ eyes at Diane von Furstenberg by make-up genius James Kaliardos.  Inspired by Diane, butterflies and peacock feathers, they were multi-dimensional and changed colour to green, purple or deeper blue depending on the light.
 
The Starbucks frappachino fridges at Bryant Park. Refreshing, delicious and irresistible.
 
The handmade hair pins at Rodarte.  It was nice to see some delicate detail and every girl loves a bit of hair accessorizing...
 
‘Plaster’ or ‘Concrete’ shade nails were everywhere - or as we like to call them on the Grazia beauty desk - mannequin hands. Why? Because at first glance, they look like the fingers and nails are all one shade just like on a mannequin. But not so freaky.

The great cheek debate: two blushing camps have been established amongst the make-up aficionados. Where some were over wearing blush, James Kalirados and Dick Page insisted that blusher must be used to help the models look ‘alive and beautiful’. James told us ‘cheeks are important this season and they’re a neglected part of the face’ and at Marc by Marc Jacobs, blush was the only scrap of make-up on the girls.  
 
The bitten lips that we saw at Donna Karan, DKNY and Proenza Schouler.  Purple, red or chocolate, dark lips are back.   
 
....and last but not least, we loved the snow!
 
- Lauren Murdoch-Smith, Associate Beauty Editor


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