NYFW: 18 of the best beauty looks from fashion week

This season, fashion week brought us fairytale gowns, edgy leather pieces and enough beauty inspiration to last us until next spring.

From turquoise lids to graphic manicures and slicked-back buns, the multitude of creative beauty looks we saw this season was a true highlight of the week-long fashion marathon. And while it's typical to find bright and bold makeup looks coming down the runway at fashion week, this season a vast number of shows kept things simple when it came to the makeup looks, prioritizing glowy natural skin and flirty red lips. 

Beauty looks from NYFW S/S 2019
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Beauty looks from NYFW S/S 2019


At the fairytale Rodarte show, NARS makeup artists gave the models vivid makeup looks with yellow, blue and pink eyes (sans any mascara), bright pink cheeks and red lips. TRESemmé gave the models perfectly messy hairstyles that were mainly comprised of curls, long extensions and flowers.

Tom Ford

Low buns, bold brows and glossy, smokey lids were the name of the game at the Tom Ford show.

Oscar de la Renta

At the iconic label's show, models were given a smudged out eye look and a "Half Moon Around the World" manicure thanks to ZOYA.

"The negative space, half-moon symbolized that hint of sexiness combined with this perfect shade of nude that looks great on all skin tones." – Miss Pop, Lead Manicurist for ZOYA

Brandon Maxwell

This star-studded show proved once again that a bouncy blowout, clean skin and winged eyeliner will never go out of style.

Nicole Miller

Before walking the runway, models were given voluminous hairstyles, sultry smokey eyes and an edgy manicure courtesy of ZOYA. Hot pink flames, black checkers and the word "BAD" were painted on the models' fingernails.

Alice + Olivia

Models at the presentation rocked wispy low ponytails created by TRESemmé, along with neutral makeup. Some models were given pops of color in the form of bright orange lips or turquoise eyes.

Marc Jacobs 

At the final show of NYFW, 37 models dyed their hair, but our favorite shade to come down the catwalk was the cotton candy pink tone whipped up by the Redken team.

Anna Sui

While most models wore simple shimmery lids at Anna Sui's show, a handful of select models were given a sunset eye look that had yellow and pink shadows painted all the way to their hairlines.


At TOME, models looked natural with textured hairstyles thanks to Aveda, and were given an ombré nail look using rose toned ZOYA polishes.

Brock Collection

Using the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer professional edition, James Pecis created romantic hairstyles at Brock Collection: "The inspiration behind the look was a young Liv Tyler, capturing the ease of her beauty, as well as from the work of Georgia O'Keeffe, evoking of bourgeoisie lace, feathers and florals." 

Carolina Herrera

At this elegant show, models wore vibrant hues, but their makeup and manicures were kept simple with brushed up eyebrows and simple white dots on their nails, courtesy of ZOYA. TRESemmé hair stylists kept things easy with middle parts and natural texture.

Mara Hoffman

To go with a colorful presentation, models for Mara Hoffman were given natural face makeup, a pop of red on the lips and matcing red manicures with ZOYA's 'Hannah' polish.

Coach 1941

Models were given messy hairdos and simple makeup at the Coach show. Some models also received a single black triangle below one eye for a subtle, yet dramatic effect.

Christian Siriano

Models rocked braids at Siriano's Hawaii-inspired fashion show, as well as a "twisted zebra" nail look created by Gina Edwards using imPRESS Press-On products. 

Veronica Beard

At Veronica Beard's tropical presentation, models seemed to be literally glowing. They were given poppy lips and lots of highlighter for the occasion as well as slicked-back hairstyles from Moroccanoil.

Michael Kors 

At Kors' beach-inspired runway show, models were styled with sun kissed cheeks and wet hair as if they just spent a few days by the sea.


At this season's Cushnie show, models rocked glowy skin and red stained lips down the runway accompanied by oversized hoop earrings. TRESemmé created beautiful pulled back hairstyles led by TRESemmé NYFW Stylist & Unilever Hair Expert, Ursula Stephen.

Sandy Liang

Sleek, almost wet-looking, ponytails went down Sandy Liang's runway to let the clothes and accessories do all the talking. The wearable hairstyle was created for the collection by the Original Mineral team. 


We also saw several designers favor natural and unfussy hairstyles for their models. Strong parts and undone textures helped to ground all of the eye-catching looks at fashion shows and presentations alike. And with beauty brands like TRESemmé, ZOYA, Moroccanoil and NARS holding it down backstage, we knew we were in for a real treat this season.

Shop the products that were used backstage at NYFW below to recreate your favorite looks at home!

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