Yes, the curtains drew on New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2022 last Sunday, but the after-effects of all the razzmatazz that went on the runway still dance around in our minds. For some designers, it was the perfect time to return to in-person shows, while some advocated their love for virtual. What caught our eye, though? The models who sashayed on the ramp with makeup and hair that spelt COLOURFUL and BLING to the T. That’s the post-pandemic energy we’ve been waiting for, where makeup feels fun, free and eccentric. And if you, like us, breathe colour, glitter and everything maximal, you’re in for some cool beauty inspo for fall and new year (arriving in three months, whaaaat!) Below, we highlight the top beauty trends spotted at NYFW SS22. Are you ready?
1. Eye-candy art
Designers and guests at NYFW SS22 entered the beauty arena with some show-stopping eye makeup looks. Models at Rodarte’s fashion show displayed some psychedelic eye art featuring blue and yellow flames covering the upper half of the face, while some stuck to the dreamy hues of the sunrise.
2. Glitter bomb
It’s NYFW, and guess who couldn’t keep calm? Designer Laquan Smith channelled a big post-pandemic mood on the ramp. The models’ peepers were splashed with bright glitter eye shadows and contoured with extra-wingy eyeliners – we can already imagine wearing this to a party, what about you?
3. 90’s back
Designers at Alice + Olivia confirmed that the Y2K beauty trend is here for good! Bringing alive a playful mood at NYFW SS22, the models flaunted some chic hairdos adorned with not one or two, but tens of basic red clips and pins that screamed the 90’s ‘IT GIRL’ vibes (yes, we’re taking notes)!
4. Big on beads
Moschino got the beauty memo, and it went all out at NYFW! The models strutted casually with some rather over the top hair looks, and we instantly became fangirls. One hair accessory that legit had us go wow was the bevvy of pastel pink bubble beads that laced the models’ hair from top to bottom. Trendy brunch and picnic beauty look, now sorted!
5. Face painting
Flower and rainbow painted all over the face? Yes, that’s one beauty trend from NYFW that is raging hot in the beauty community rn! Designer Thom Browne surprised the spectators when the models, men and women, showed up on the ramp with their faces covered in painted strokes of ombre flowers and rainbow hues. Well..talk about making a statement!
Main image courtesy @moschino and @nyfw
Written by Pratishtha Rana on Sep 17, 2021
Pratishtha is a writer driven by curiosity. With over two years of experience in journalism, her toes are dipped in the exciting world of beauty, fashion, food, travel and luxury. Trust her words to help you navigate the do’s and don’ts of all that’s trending online (and offline). A lover of minimal aesthetics, she’s also big on experimenting with colours and prints, and often finds herself power-dressing even for a quick grocery run. When not at work, she’s reading a book, learning Korean, binging on K-Dramas and kimchi ramyeon or just karaoke-ing her hours away.