Nyfw: Face Masks And Bold, Bright Eye Makeup Looks Dominated The Runway This Season

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
NYFW: Face masks and bold, bright eye makeup looks dominated the runway this season

The pandemic has delayed a lot of events and altered several others, the New York Fashion Week is no different. While many designers decided to not be a part of the show this year, others found creative ways to showcase their collection amid the pandemic. One accessory that stood out and dominated the runways was… no points for guessing… face masks.

But MUAs more than made up for the avant garde makeup looks that were missing this year by playing up the eyes with bold and bright hues. Scroll down to see the most stunning face mask and eye makeup pairings spotted at NYFW.


Black and bold

Cobalt eyelids

Image courtesy: @aliceandolivia

Alice and Olivia presented each of their outfits with a matching mask but what caught our attention was the stunning eye makeup look paired with each of them. The black and bold eyeshadow blended all over the lids made a bold statement.

BB picks: Lakme Eyeconic Kajal - Deep Black



Graphic eyes

Cobalt eyelids

Image courtesy: @csiriano

Makeup artist Vincent Oquendo created a pretty graphic eye looks to complement Christian Siriano’s beautiful clothes and mask collection. The hint of yellow eyeshadow paired with the cat-eye takes this look several notches higher.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate The Gelato Collection - 08 Limoncello



Hint of red

Cobalt eyelids

Image courtesy: @nyfw 

Instead of matching hues with the outfit, the makeup trend spotted at Monse draws its inspiration from the mask. A simple swipe of red eyeshadow extending up to the brows creates a subtle, yet dramatic effect.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette - Coral Sunset



Floating crease liner

Cobalt eyelids

Image courtesy: @chromat

This aqua blue floating crease liner looks trendy and minimalist. To create this Chromat inspired look, take a blue eyeliner and draw a neat wing at the outer corner of the eyes and a curved line at the crease.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate The Gelato Collection - 05 Lagoon



Cobalt eyelids

Cobalt eyelids

Image courtesy: @zeromcornejo

To complement the zig-zag quilting on Zero + Maria Cornejo’s sustainable collection, makeup artist Dick Page created an uneven electric blue eye look. This imperfect blending adds drama to the whole look.

BB picks: Lakme Insta Eye Liner - Blue

Main image courtesy: @csiriano & @zeromcornejo


Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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