10 Things We Learned Backstage At NYFW

by Stephanie Montes

New York Fashion Week has come to a close and although we are sad to say our goodbyes, we are thankful for the memories and better yet, the endless amounts of beauty inspiration. From a fresh approach to the classic cat eye, the new way to apply eye shadow and the lipstick color that’s taking over, these trends are inspiring us to step up our beauty game STAT. Here, we round up 10 lessons we learned this season while backstage at some of the best shows of the week.

Berry Is The New Red

As seen at Carolina Herrera, a berry lipstick with blue undertones is a fresh update to the classic red and it makes your teeth look whiter. Sold!

Photo: Courtesy of Tresemme

The Topknot Isn't Gone

You might have thought the topknot was out but Marc Jacobs shows us it just moved its way up to the forehead. Not sure we will be rocking this look anytime soon but we kind of like it.

Photo: Courtesy of NARS

Rhinestone Liner Is Surprisingly Chic

Rodarte is inspiring us to break out the rhinestones this weekend. The key to pulling this off is to keep the rest of the look understated and dewy.

Photo: Courtesy of NARS

Fake Freckles Are Everything

We couldn't be more obsessed with the faux freckles seen at Rachel Zoe's presentation. You can bet we are breaking out our brown pencils as we speak.

Photo: Hal Horowitz

Blue Eyeliner Is Still A Thing

Blue eyeliner came down the runways of Elie Saab and Honor last season. This season Karen Walker proves that we should hang on to our cobalt liners a little longer.

Photo: Courtesy of Karen Walker

The Upside-Down Cat Eye Is Better

Backstage at Edun, we learned that we've been doing our cat eyes all wrong. From now on, we are curving our flick downwards.

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When In Doubt, Go Nude

Last season, Marc by Marc Jacobs, J Mendel and a slew of other designers opted for natural-looking manis. This season, Diane Von Furstenberg is proving nude nail polish is a timeless staple.

Photo: Courtesy of Essie

Keep Your Headband At The Hairline

Proenza Schouler taught us that headbands are meant to be worn close to the hairline, not pushed back to the crown. Noted!

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Skincare Is The New Makeup

Sure, it might take a team of makeup artists to make a model look barefaced but there's nothing like working on a flawless canvas. Here, Joie shows us how it's done.

Photo: Courtesy of Joie

You Only Need 1 Shade Of Shadow

The days of applying the lightest color on the entire lid and a darker shade in the crease are over. Naeem Khan teaches us that it's much cooler to swipe one shade from lash line to brow bone.

Photo: Courtesy of NARS