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Can't-Miss Beauty Looks from NYFW - Updated Daily

Forget the clothes -- we're all about these swoon-worthy hair, makeup and nail looks from F/W 2016 NYFW
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Gothic Glamour
There's a statement lip, and then there's a statement lip. At Ohne Titel's fall/winter 2016 show, it was all about the latter with a blue-black vampy lip that makes us want to break out our darkest lipsticks and best IDGAF attitudes. Makeup artist Kabuki for M.A.C. describes the look as, "rock 'n' roll, gothic coolness and alternative chic."

The key to pulling off dark, bold lipstick is perfect skin. Kabuki used M.A.C. Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation, $33, and Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer, $19, to even out models' skin. He left the eyes completely bare.

For the piéce de rèsistance, he mixed together M.A.C. Lipmix, $15, in Blue, Burgundy and Magenta and blended the mixture over models' lips. He then touched up and defined lips with lip liner.

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Angel Waves
We were swept away by the whimsical strands at the Rodarte show. Hair stylist Odile Gilbert's vision inspired our inner poets, as she created effortless angel waves to match the femininity and romantic feel of the show. "There is an angelic innocence to the hair that balances beautifully against the intricate clothing," Gilbert said. "The look is effortless; like she just woke up like this and embraces her unique texture."

To create "undone and natural" waves, Gilbert prepped the hair using Schwarzkopf Professional Osis Flatliner Flattening Iron Serum, $21, to seal strands for controlled texture. Next, Gilbert dried small sections, working hair into a twist and gently squeezing on the hair to create loose waves. For the ultimate lived-in look, Gilbert used Schwarzkopf Professional Osis+ Dust It Mattifying Powder, $23.50, still twisting and squeezing hair, to get that beautiful texture and wave.

The final angelic touch was a gorgeous, live floral headpiece.

Image via Vogue

There's nothing like a little fur trim to add a luxe visual element any to look, and that was certainly the case at Libertine's fall/winter show, where the CND Design Lab team created decadent fur-accented nails for the label. The soft-to-the-touch fingertips had a feather-like quality that made them every bit as eye catching as designer Johnson Hartig's colorful designs.

To create the look, the CND Design Lab team first gave models a matte base nail by using CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Rubble or Cream Puff. Nail artists then used CND Creative Nail Design Super Shiney High Gloss Top Coat -- rather than glue -- to adhere matching fluffy adornments in white or taupe.

It took the team, which also hand-crafted crystal-adorned eye-shaped pieces to decorate nails, more than 200 hours to pull off the distinct digits. For his part, Hartig was impressed with CND's creative work -- and time commitment -- calling them, a "dream team sent from heaven above!"

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Knot Your Average Braid
Winter continued to be the inspiration at Jonathan Simkhai where hairstylist Thomas Osborn (working with Catwalk by Tigi) created a "frozen goddess" look. "It was inspired by the idea of a natural, windswept feel," he explained. "We wanted to keep the front of the hair soft with some 'frozen' pieces and have a Nordic knot down the back. The look is strong, yet not fussy."

He used Catwalk by Tigi Bodifying Spray, $18, to create texture, and he dried the hair in a backwards and upwards motion. Then, he knotted the hair at the nape of the neck and secured it with an elastic before adding a second knot lower down the ponytail. While this style may look elaborate, it's easy to recreate. "It shouldn't be perfect," said Osborn.

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Bright Eyes
We've seen a lot of minimalist makeup at Fashion Week already, but that decidedly wasn't the case backstage at Marissa Webb where the look was full-on glam.

Working with Maybelline, makeup artist Gato created the "winter woman" -- someone "strong and confident but at the same time feminine," he said. She's a woman who is confident enough to simultaneously wear a bold lip (Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color in Raging Raisin, launching in June) and graphic eye.

The key to pulling off both, according to Gato, is the pop of silver in the center of the black liner. He used Maybelline Color Tattoo Liquid Chrome in Silver Spark (also hitting store shelves in June). "It draws your attention to the eyes and makes them the focus," he said.

It's that time of year again: fashion week. The streets of NYC swarm with "It" models like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, ready to showcase the fall/winter 2016 designer collections -- and the amazing runway hair, makeup and nail looks created by the best in the beauty business. If you want beauty inspiration, you need to look no further than the NYFW 2016 runways.

Each day, we're picking our favorite beauty look from NYFW. Be prepared for some seriously stunning hair, makeup and mani inspiration -- you won't want to wait until fall to try these out. Here, the best beauty looks from New York Fashion Week 2016.
FEB 17, 2016 | SHARES
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