6 Fashion Week F/W 2013 Beauty Trends

6 Fashion Week F/W 2013 Beauty Trends

Discover six Fashion Week fall/winter 2013 beauty trends featured at Donna Karan, Thakoon, The Assembly New York, Suno, Hernan Lander, and Falguni & Shane Peacock.

Retail buyers & lovers of fashion littered the streets of New York City this past week as fashion designers debuted their visions of what they believe consumers will want to wear this Fall & Winter. From fantasy nail art to none-too-subtle makeup, designers set the stage to sell in their perspectives.

Color Club for The Assembly New York

The Inspiration: “Work/play dynamic.” When does work end and play begin? The Color Club Nail Team, led by Simcha Whitehill, used the following products to get this dark snowball nail art look. The look was hand-drawn on artificial nails using Color Club polish.

Step 1: Color Club Black Duo Pen

Step 2: Color Club White Duo Pen

Step 3: Color Club Almost Famous

Step 4: Color Club French Tip

About Color Club

A favorite of celebrity manicurists and nail color fans worldwide, Color Club is renowned for its high performance rich shades and exceptionally safe products. From the brightest neons, to glitter and French, all nail colors are vegan, formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP -free – and made in New York, NY with the best raw materials.


MAC Cosmetics made Suno’s girl walked the runway with monochromatic terracotta tones.

How to get this look…

Step 1: MAC PRO Sculpting Creams lightly blended under cheekbones for a soft contour.


Step 2: Exposed Eye Shadow (available Autumn/Winter 13) blended with a bit of Fast Response Eye Cream to create a soft, transparent wash of terracotta over the eye.

Step 3: Love’s lore eye shadow (available autumn /winter 13) applied over the centre of the eye along the lashline for a soft red hue, and finished with a soft highlight of reflective eye shadow in the inner corner for added dimension.

Step 4: Lashes were left bare.

Step 5: Omega and Coquette Eye Shadows used with 266 Small Angle Brush to shade through brows,keeping them soft, but straight and masculine.

Step 6: Lip Conditioner blended over the lip to hydrate and perfect.
Step 7: Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15 excess product left on 188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush was used to subdue the lip’s natural colour.


NYX Cosmetics for Hernan Lander

The Inspiration: Mother Nature in an earth-tone palette of chocolate brown, slate gray, and midnight black. From a shearling vest to a body-con peekaboo dress, Lander remixed these hues in the textures and tones of his designs. Lead Makeup Artist Tina Turnbow for NYX Cosmetics created a matte complexion and drew attention to the eyes.


Step 1: Start with NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation ($9.50, nyxcosmetics.com) to mattify the face.

Step 2: Apply NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Slate ($4.50, nyxcosmetics.com) across the eyelid to the brow bone. The Step 2: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Dark Brown ($4.50, nyxcosmetics.com) was layered over to mix the warm and cool tones seen in Lander’s collection.

Step 3: Apply NYX Single Eye Shadow in Charcoal Brown and Dark Brown ($5, nyxcosmetics.com) on top of the liner and smudge the shadow past the brow bone and below the eyelid.

Step 4: Apply NYX Cream Shadow in Gunmetal ($5, nyxcosmetics.com) to fill the entire eyelid.

Step 5: Use NYX Roll On Eye Shimmer in Chestnut ($4.50, nyxcosmetics.com) on top of the powdered shadows and creamy pencils to make the eyes look like jewels.

Step 6: Apply NYX Collection Noir Kohl Kajal Black Liner and Collection Chocolaté Kohl Kajal Brown Liner ($6, nyxcosmetics.com) on the eyelid and bottom water line to keep full focus on the eyes.

Step 7: Apply NYX Wonder Pencil ($4.50, nyxcosmetics.com) on the brow arch & extend outward to conceal the brows. -Apply a few coats of NYX Doll Eye Mascara ($9, nyxcosmetics.com) were then applied to darken and extend the lashes.

LIPS: Apply NYX Wonder Pencil ($4.50, nyxcosmetics.com) for a nude and matte finish on the lips.

FACE: Finish by applying the NYX Studio Finishing Powder ($10, nyxcosmetics.com) to keep the makeup in place.


Julie G for Falguni & Shane Peacock 

Julie Gutierrez, of YouTube fame and creator of the JulieG Nail Polish Collection for Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics, was backstage to give her take on the manicures that would be seen on the runway. “The Black Sheep and Liquid Metal shades are feminine, chic and play off the amazing pieces from Falguni and Shane Peacock.” said Gutierrez.

Step 1: With a base coat on, apply two coats of the JulieG for Jesse’s Girl shade in Black Sheep

Step 2: Let the color set for two minutes, then with a skinny brush, take the JulieG for Jessie’s Girl shade in Liquid Metal and roll onto the middle of the nail.

Step 3: Let the nail dry for 1-2 minutes then apply top coat.


MAC for Donna Karan

Quiet Time Nail Lacquer applied for a putty-coloured manicure with a hard edge that remains chic.
Nails were given a “Cu-Tip” shape to mirror the cuticles.

NARS Cosmetics for Thakoon

THE LOOK: “Thakoon’s winter collection is inspired by summer,” said Diane Kendal, lead artist for Nars Cosmetics. “So it was a combination of rich fabrics with short-sleeved dresses and heavy stoles with dragonflies. We wanted to reflect that in the makeup, so we did a very dark midnight blue shadow, but to get that summer feel we added glitter on top. It created the perfect juxtaposition between winter and summer.”

Step 1: Apply Radiant Cream Compact Foundation (New for Fall 2013). Available: US – August 1 2013 / Global – September 1 2013. For a similar effect, try Sheer Glow Foundation & Sex Appeal Blush.
Step 2: Apply Marie Galante Duo Eyeshadow & Ubangi Eye Paint (New for Fall 2013). Available: US – September 1 2013 / Global – October 1 2013. For a similar effect, try Night Flight Single Eyeshadow.
Step 3: Apply Outremer Single Eyeshadow & Black Valley Eye Paint (New for Fall 2013). Available: US – September 1 2013 / Global – October 1 2013. For a similar effect, try Zardoz Single Eyeshadow.
Step 4: Apply Brow Perfector (New for Fall 2013). Available: US / Global – August 1 2013. For a similar effect, try Eyebrow Pencil.
Step 5: Apply Brow Gel (New for Fall 2013). Available: US / Global – August 1 2013

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