In today’s beauty trends, we have some ‘80s edge and a bit of ‘90s nostalgia—especially when it comes to nails. Otherwise it’s all about bold brows, slick strands and deep-hued digits.
Backstage at Rebecca Minkoff, makeup artist Sil for MAC Cosmetics made reference to P.J. Harvey redux arches. Brooke Shields’ bold pair was directly referenced Cushnie et Ochs and Peter Som where heavier eyebrows offset a neutral eye and peachy-pink lip. At Ann Yee, heavy brows floated atop a seriously smoky eye for a more mysterious effect. Similarly, backstage at Rag & Bone, Gucci Westman painted bold eyes and defined eyebrows against a contrasting canvas of pale face. Most intense were Kimberly Ovitz’s intense samurai eyebrows, courtesy of MAC’s Gordon Espinet.
Simply Irresistable Sleek Strands
Cue Robert Palmer: Tightly gathered hairstyles last seen on the girls in his iconic ‘80s video are having a moment this fall. There was Jason Wu (click here for a tutorial!) and Costello Tagliapietro, where hair was side-parted and slicked away from the face before being swept into a structured updo. Nahm’s fall collection drew inspiration from famously taut-tressed Diana Vreeland and accordingly, lead stylist Jon Reyman for Aveda created a smooth hairline. Charlotte Ronson’s iteration boasts straightened tendrils in front of the ears to soften the look of the corresponding sleek, low pony.
Vampy nails aren’t vanishing anytime soon: goth talons inspired by the look of dried blood made an appearance at Chadwick Bell, using a color combination of Pure Ice polishes (“All Nighter and “Scandal”) for a very dark, almost black effect. Rich, glossy brown tips graced hands at Nicholas K. Meanwhile, backstage at Rebecca Taylor nail were painted with OPI’s Road House Blues, which manages to look at once blue, deep purple and black, depending on the light. CND’s Roxanne Valinoti painted on CND Colours in Inkwell (bordering on navy) and Raisin in the Sun (deep maroon) backstage at Corell Correll while Shelena Robinson applied CND Colours in Blackjack or Oilslick backstage at Jen Kao, inspired by French Vietnam.