Beauty Trends From New York & London Fashion Runways

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder… and the hands of a professional team of makeup artists! Kahea Montgomery (MA Fashion Journalism) reports on the most memorable runway beauty moments from New York and London fashion weeks. Say goodbye to last season’s pastel lips and smoky eyes! Welcome new season’s craziest makeup trends: hand-painted faces, blurry smudged lipsticks, and bold geometric eye work! Imperfection is in vogue.

TREND ONE: Colorful & Geometric Eyes

NYFW: Sunny yellows, fiery reds, and frosty white eyeshadows took center stage at the Zadig & Voltaire runway show. Image Source:


NYFW: Bold blues, ravishing reds, and greenery-green geometric shapes frame bare eyelids at the Prabal Gurung show. Image Source:,


LFW: Bright teal, neon orange, and navy blue eyeshadow lend graphic novel quality to the streetwear-inspired Versus Versace line. Image Source:,

TREND TWO: Smudged & Smeared Lips

NYFW: Inspired by harsh realities of the Street, Gypsy Sport opted for bold berry-esque smudges over natural lip lines. Image Source:,


LFW: Gently smudged and diffused lips gave the Temperly collection a soft vibe of romanticized adolescence. Image Source:


LFW: High gloss meets high smear in bold corals and deep plums to command attention at the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi show. Image Source:

TREND THREE: Face = Canvas

NYFW: Rainbow finger-painting was all the rage at the Eckhaus Latta show. Image: Vogue


LFW: Hand-painted white and yellow flowers paired with floral hair accents were the focus of the Tata Naka show. Image Source:


LFW: Faces painted with bold colors to resemble the lucha libra masks worn by Mexican wrestlers amplified the dramatic razzle-dazzle (and political) collection by Ashish. Image Source: