From the Runway to Real Life: Beauty Trends from NYC’s Fashion Week

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Thatiana Diaz

Inspired by the unveiling of fashion designer’s latest creations at New York Fashion Week, come fashion forward beauty trends to accompany this season’s looks. You don’t have to wait until the spring season rolls around to start trying some of the looks from the runway. While braids and light makeup will always be in style, you’ll be surprised at some of the more shocking trends to come out of spring 2014 New York Fashion Week. Low ponytails, slicked-down hair, bright orange lips and glitter were all spotted walking down the runways. It’s also safe to assume nail art is far from dead. Be ahead of the game and step up your beauty game with these trends:

Wet Hair

Gather up your hair gel and get ready to saturate your hair, because wet locks are in for the spring season. Matted hair was all over the runways, ranging from grungy to glamorous as seen on Kim Kardashian. While this may not be one of the more wearable trends to come from the shows, it’s definitely something to play around with.

Low Ponytails

Gone are the days of super high ponytails. For Spring, it’s time to bring them down. Ponytails were kept low and fuss-free on the Spring 2014 runways, and the top of the hair was mostly slick.

Colorful Eye Makeup

Your favorite colors for spring showed up all over the runway in the form of brightly hued eye makeup. Designers like Marc Jacobs and Badgley Mischka were inspired by vibrant colors this season. From bright blue to lime green, the eye makeup shades ran the full scale of the color spectrum.

Orange Lips

According to the spring 2014 runways, orange will be the go-to shade next season. The orange shades we spotted at NYFW were more electric than muted. So when you’re shopping for bold lip colors come spring, bypass the salmon and melon and move toward the neon tangerine. It just might replace your favorite red lip color.

No Makeup

Every girl’s dream! A flock of shows showed models wearing little to no makeup on the runways. Whether it was just a swipe of blush, or just a touch of liner, or just moisturizer and concealer, makeup artists were taking it easy this season. Great way to give your face a little air too.

Metallic Eyes

If the runways are any indication, you don’t have to be a young teenager to play with glitter or metallic hues on your lids. From chunky flecks to shimmering eye shadows, there were plenty of ways to play with metallic finishes for spring.

White Nails

Spring and summer is when the white clothing comes out, but you’ll also want to stock up on white nail polish. Whether it’s matte or glossy, a chalk-colored manicure is fashionable for next season. Plus, it makes an ideal base for nail art designs if you want to get creative.

Moon Manicures

Nail art was living and breathing backstage at NYFW, and one particular look reigned supreme: the moon manicure. The classic design took on many forms and colors from show to show, but that just proves how versatile a style it is.


Braids have been a runway and red carpet staple for years, so it’s no surprise they were spotted all over the runways. But what is surprising is how hairstylists continually found the most creative ways to update the trend. Though you can choose to keep it clean and classic, don’t be afraid to embrace accessories in your plaits. Everything from feathers to colorful strips of fabric can make their way into braids too. Whether twisted, turned, or teased, spring 2014’s braids are anything but those rocked by Dorothy.