Best Beauty Looks at NYFW Spring/Summer 2018

Cue the mood-boards: this season's runways are rife with pops of colour on the peepers and bare, dewy faces
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New York Fashion Week may have just wrapped up but it delivered a slew of fresh, new beauty trends to inspire us for seasons to come. The keywords to take note of? Radiant; luminous; diverse. From Marc Jacobs to Alexander Wang, Delpozo and beyond, the looks marked the return of bright colours and bare, dewy skin – stripped of excessive embellishments to highlight and celebrate individual beauty.

Below, we highlight the key looks spotted on the runways of New York Fashion Week.

3.1 Phillip Lim

At 3.1 Phillip Lim, the skin was kept hydrated while cheekbones and lips were given a hint of sun-kissed flush.

For that natural pop of colour, sweep the NARS Dual Intensity Blush ($68) sparingly on the cheekbones.

Give your eyes and lashes subtle definition with the NARS Kohliner in Altiplano ($40) and Audacious Mascara ($44).

Feathery and groomed brows are never overrated. To achieve that look, lightly fill them in with the NARS Brow Perfector ($36) for soft and feathery look. 

Blot on the NARS Satin Lipstick in Orgasm ($40) to give your pout a faint hue. 

Set shiny areas like the T-zone and forehead with the NARS Light Reflecting Soft Loose Powder ($58). 


NARS Global Makeup Artist Sada Ito's runway rendition was a throwback to the '70s – full, bushy brows, peach-hued eyes, lush lashes, a muted nude lip, and rosy cheeks. 

Catch rays of the sun instantly with the NARS Sunwash Diffusing Bronzer in Laguna.

Sun-kissed beauty is never complete without a touch of blush. Apply NARS Blush in Seduction at the apples of the cheeks and amp it up further with the Dual Intensity Blush in Adoration.  

Apply the St-Paul-De-Vence Duo Eyeshadow all over the lids and coat the lashes generously with the NARS Audacious Mascara

Using hairlike strokes, fill in sparse areas of your brows with NARS Matte Eyeshadow in Bengali.

Line the lips with the Precision Lip Liner in Halong Bay and apply the Velvet Lip Glide in Stripped.

Alexander Wang

Makeup artist Diane Kendal drew inspiration from every Alexander Wang girl – customising the makeup accordingly to each model's unique features. It is all about enhancing what’s already there.

Intensify the face’s natural ruddiness and illuminate the high points with the help of NARS Liquid Blush.

For natural-looking brows, apply the Single Eye Shadow in Bengali or Coconut Grove (depending on hair colour) using hairlike strokes.

Double up the Orgasm Blush as a crease colour on the lids to deliver a hint of exuberance to the eyes. 

Amp up the lashes with Audacious Mascara and finally, dab on the Satin Lipstick in Orgasm for a soft, peachy tint. 


The look at Delpozo can be best defined by the French phrase, "joie de vivre". Makeup Artist Monica Marmo brillantly encapsulated the vibrancy of the season with a crisp flick of neon orange liner, rose-gold shimmery lids, and a peachy-pink blush at the apples of the cheeks. 

Press the rose-gold shade of the NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Kuala Lumpur on the lids, line the lashline as closely as possible with Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Orange Crush and wing it out slightly.

Dab Satin Lipstick in Orgasm on the apples of your cheeks until you get a sheer effect. 

Let the eyes do the all talking and keep the rest of your face bare. Line your lips with Precision Lip Liner in Camargue and fill it in with the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Belle De Jour

Rachael Comey

The land of Morrocco staged an appearance at Rachael Comey, manifesting itself as burgundy-maroon hues on the peepers. Makeup maven Romy Soleimani added a contemporary twist by winging the shadow, packing a punch of attitude and flair. 

Focusing at the corners of the eyes, blend and wing NARS Matte Eyeshadow in Sophia, concentrating the pigment at the ends of your brows. With the remaining product on the brush, swipe the shadow towards the crease in windshield wiper motions. 

To offset the vivid nature of the eyes, define your brows and fill in any sparse areas with the Brow Defining Cream.

Line and fill in the lips with Precision Lip Liner in Marnie (a mauvey-nude colour) for definition. 


NARS Global Artistry Director Uzo U left subtlety at the door with a playful splash of dandelion yellow juxtaposed against clean and nude skin to complement Novis' delicate botanical Spring/Summer 2018 collection. 

Paint on the bright yellow shade from the NARS Duo Eyeshadow Palette in Fashion Rebel on the lids. Create soft and natural brows with NARS Matte Eyeshadow (in Blondie, Bali or Coconut Grove). 

Illuminate features such as the forehead, cheekbones and bridge of the nose with the Copacabana Multiple (on fairer skin tones) or South Beach Multiple (on deeper skin tones). Then, bring colour to the complexion with the NARS Illuminator in Hot Sand

Outline the pout with the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bettina and fill in the remaining areas with the new NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Get It On

Marc Jacobs

Just when you thought you've seen last of the bold Cleopatra-esque wings at Chanel's 2018 Cruise collection, it made its return on the Marc Jacobs runway. Lead Makeup Artist Diane Kendal created a strong "blacquer eye", which featured different variations layered together to create a solid winged liner, customised accordingly to the shape of each model's eye.

To start, line the upper lower lashline with the Marc Jacobs Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer. Then, trace the waterline and tightline with the Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer.

For the ultimate cat eye, create a flick from the edge of the eye and connect it to the lower lashline using Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Blacquer. Line over the entire eye to smooth out any jagged edges.

Coat the lashes generously with the Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara and for the finishing touch, apply Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème in Slow Burn 458



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