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NYFW SS16 Beauty Report -The Looks You Need To See

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70s style waves and mermaid eyes at DVF

DVF's 70s Barbie Beauty

Glowing skin, butterfly-inspired turquoise eyes, soft, side swept waves and frosted candy pink lips were the order of the day for Diane Von Furstenburg's 70s Barbie holidaying in Hawaii style collection. Hitting us with a much-needed injection of glamour and actual hair and makeup (thank god!) DVF's model army brought retro glamour back to the runway.

Kendall, Gigi and Jourdan all rocked ultra-thick brushed out waves courtesy of Orlando Pita for TRESemme. After blowdrying gel into hair, Pita curled and pinned models' locks before brushing out at the ends, sweeping to the side and pinning with flowers bought from a shop in Ibiza that he stuck onto clips from Walmart. Think vintage Jerry Hall poolside glamour meets 70s disco but with a flatter top to keep the hair looking modern. Well of course.

Inspired by Studio 54, butterflies and a pre-Raphaelite painting bought by Diane herself, makeup maestro Pat McGrath applied blue shimmer close to the lash line before blending out to a green shadow, lashing on tons of mascara and giving cheeks a glow with a rosy blush.

 

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Givenchy's Epic Face Jewellery

SS16's progression from last season's gothic face bling, this time Riccardo Tisci took things to the next level. Models' faces dripped with gold jewels and head-covering plated armour – if we were to dress up as a medieval beatified knight, this might just be the exact look we'd go for.

As per last season, skin was kept eerily bare, as if the models' bling-encrusted faces were just like this when they woke up. Created by the legendary Pat McGrath (well who else would come up with neo-Victorian face jewels?), all we can say is this must have been heavy.

Opening Ceremony's Checkerboard Nails

An idyllic garden, a flash mob dance and graphic checkerboard nails meant Opening Ceremony's SS16 show was a hit. Using the SS16 prints as a starting point, Naomi Yasuda created stick on falsies by painting small squares of Scotch tape. Well who's got the time for hand painting these days anyway??

Hood By Air's Anti-Contouring

We've all seen the Kim K's pre-blending contour selfie and clearly Hood By Air have too as their SS16 makeup played on 2015's obsession with contouring. Deliberately 'forgetting' the last step, MAC's Inge Grognard left streaks of orange, white and grey makeup unblended.

Forget Hollywood illusion, this was all about highlighting (pardon the pun) just how concerned we are with altering our face shape and questioning how far we're willing to go for perfection.

Creatures Of The Wind's Winged Eye

Created by Aaron de Mey for NARS, Creatures Of The Wind's extreme winged eye was pure rock and roll. 'The look was inspired by Siouxsie Sioux. She always had a very strong eye look – it had the same spirit but was applied differently each time.

The look is very eclectic with a lot of layering which plays off the layering in the collection. It's punk, tough looking. I loved the richness of the gold against the toughness of the black. It's an updated, modernised take on eyeliner.'

Prabal Gurung's Buttercup Nails

Buttercup yellow and white nails stole the show at Prabal Gurung. Recreate the look by applying two coats of Sally Hansen's yellow 'Mums The Word' varnish before using a striping brush in white varnish to create curved swoops across random nails for a feminine silhouette.

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