The 6 Biggest Beauty Trends To Emerge From The NYFW Runways


From an ’80s revival to extraterrestrial influences

If you’ve paid any attention to the New York Fashion Week runways the past couple of seasons, you would have noticed that beauty looks have become pretty scaled back. It's even felt... boring at times. A clean, fresh face and effortlessly wavy hair have become the go-to looks for designers, and while it's wonderful that natural beauty is being embraced on the runways, shouldn’t we have some fun? And by fun, we mean more than just a red lip or a deep side part. Beauty is about self-expression, after all, and lots of us have a lot going on to express.

Thankfully, this time around, things got weird on the runways. Below, check out the six of most standout trends we saw emerging from the shows so far this week. From a total ‘80s revival to a trip to outer space, we’re in for a wild ride this fall. But why not start exploring these looks now? The weirder, the better.

Photos by JP Yim and Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Andrew Blumenthal

The ‘80s
The ‘80s are coming back in a big way, seen in both the collections and the accompanying beauty looks. From Tom Ford’s Lurex headbands and Alexander Wang’s banana clips to Adam Selman’s new wave makeup and Anna Sui’s big hair (inspired after ‘80s Anna herself), we’re here for the full revival.