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18 Gorgeous NYFW Makeup Looks to Try Out Now

How to DIY these must-copy looks from the Spring/Summer 2016 runways
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Head in the Clouds
Lauren Conrad made her NYFW debut this year with a collection of dreamy, romantic dresses. To complement their femininity, makeup artist Amy Nadine used her Renewing Nudes Eye Shadow Palette (available this October) to create soft rose gold eyelids. She complemented the warmth with a cool-toned mauve-y pink lipstick.

To get the look for yourself, she says to apply a matte, off-white shadow to your lids and a magenta eye shadow to your crease, then blend well. Smudge a copper shade along the lower lash line, and use a cream highlighter on the inner corners of your eyes and atop your cheekbones for an ethereal glow.

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Less Is More
Models looked polished and chic at the Nicholas K runway show, thanks to Sarah Lucero, Stila's Global Director of Creative Artistry. She kept the base makeup simple, using Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer to even out the skin tone. She sculpted the face with Shape & Shade Custom Contour Duo, and used Convertible Color in Camellia to add warmth to cheekbones.

She kept the focus on the lower lashes, using Kajal Eye Liner in Onyx to line the lower lash line. She used Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette in Spirit to add richness. Try smudging a mixture of warm coppers, golds and peaches underneath your lash line, extending past the corner a bit to give your look depth.

Image courtesy of Stila

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Orange Crush
We're seriously crushing on this winged-liner-orange-lip combo, seen at Desigual. M.A.C. Senior Artist Gordon Espinet used Gold Strobe Cream Shade Extension (available winter 2016) all over the face to create the radiant glow you see. Until then, the brand has their original luminizing Strobe Cream to tide you over.

He then lightly buffed Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation over the face to even out models' skin tones. He kept the blush simple (just a hint of peach on the apples of cheeks), then filled in brows.

Haute and Naughty Black Lash was used to define lashes. Then, he applied Fluidline in Blacktrack with a small angled brush to create a precise cat eye.

To get lips that perfect shade of matte orange, Espinet applied M.A.C. Lipstick in shade Morange Orange, then placed Pigment in Neo Orange over it to give it a neon feel.

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Khaki Smoke
At Marissa Webb, the clothes were all about mixing masculine with feminine. Makeup artist Yadim for Maybelline New York played off of this aesthetic by creating a bold, metallic khaki smoky eye paired with contoured cheeks and nude-pink lips.

To start, he used Maybelline New York Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Foundation on models' faces (including their lips, to neutralize the pigment). He then contoured and highlighted models' faces to accentuate their features.

He used shades from the brand's The RockNudes Palette (out in January 2016) to create the smoky eye. First, he smudged the matte eggplant and brown color over the lids, then layered the metallic shades along the crease and blended toward the brow bone. He lined their eyes with Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Eggplant, and used Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Metal Cream Gel Shadow in Barely Branded, a metallic nude shade, in the inner corners of the eye to really make them pop. The smoky eye was finished with two coats of The Falsies Push Up Drama (launching this October). Until then, try The Volum' Express Colossal Chaotic.

Color Sensational Lip Color in Barely Bloomed, a peachy-nude color, applied with his fingertips, finished off the look.

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California Girls
Val Garland's beauty inspiration at BCBG was the effortlessly cool Cali girl. Using the Temptu Air, Airpod Foundation was applied over the entire face, and then highlighted with the Airpod Highlighter in Champagne around the orbital bone and defined and warmed up cheeks with a misting of Airpod Bronzer in Warm Glow. The eyes were kept simple -- just a smidge of black eyeliner in the water line and a healthy dose of mascara.

New York Fashion Week is a magical time in the beauty world. All the best makeup artists in the business are there, creating glamorous, gorgeous and (sometimes) insane-but-awesome makeup looks to complement the fashions designers are sending down the runway. Now that New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 has come to a close, we rounded up our favorite makeup looks from the shows that we can actually pull off in real life. Here, the most-wearable and drool-worthy makeup how-tos from fashion week. Get ready for some serious makeup inspiration.
BY ALLIE FLINN | SEP 18, 2015 | SHARES
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