You may want to snap a photo of your natural flush after a day of skiing in crazy-cold climes for blush inspiration next September: wind-burned cheeks are all the runway rage on day seven of New York Fashion Week. Also popular? Elongated brows and bright blue lids (which we’d suggest trying separately from hot pink cheeks).
Chalet-chic rosy cheeks ruled the runway at Michael Kors. According to Shiseido’s Dick Page, the look is a “bloody, wonky flush, like after a morning of skiing, an hour in a hot tub or some good sex.” Similarly, Page created another weather-related blush concept, this time for Zero + Maria Cornejo, which he called a “frost bitten flush.” He applied blush to the apples of the cheek, blending up and out toward the hairline in a chevron shape, layering lipstick along the bridge of the nose and finishing with a flash of color on the forehead. Going for tan rather than wind-brushed, James Kaliardos created a dusty, Aboriginal feel inspired by the Australian outback with bronze, sun-kissed cheeks at Rodarte.
Sarah Lucero for Stila believed in a lengthened brow backstage at the Levi’s show, using Stila Cosmetics’ Stay All Day Brow Color to stretch them out. Dramatic eyebrows took center stage at J. Mendel, as well: Harkening to the ‘80s, Maybelline’s Charlotte Tilbury extended the brow line with deep brown pencil. Brunette brows snaked along the faces at Josie Natori and lastly, at Vera Wang, makeup artist Lucia Pieroni for Cle de Peau, acted as a veritable Donald Trump of facial real estate, building up brows and taking them nearly to the temples.
Inspired by the swinging ‘60s, Pat McGrath swiped CoverGirl shadow in a vibrant cobalt blue in an extended cat-eye shape backstage at Anna Sui, with an added blue dot for emphasis below the lower lashline. At Elie Tahari, Romy Soleimani used a peacock blue liner to define models’ eyes using Stila Cosmetics for Beauty.com products. And backstage at Prabal Gurung, Charlotte Tilbury for M.A.C. Cosmetics used teals and electric blues to paint on an Avatar-inspired gaze.