5 Hot Beauty Trends Coming Straight Out of NYC

Summer 2019 is just barely winding down in the regular world, but in the fashion world, we're already looking ahead to S/S 2020. Yes, that's right. This past week's New York Fashion Week showcased the latest fashion and beauty trends we can expect to see when the weather warms up… next year. Although the sartorial offerings are the biggest reason for the shows, it's the beauty we were scoping on the runways.

The beauty trends we saw during the fashion month kickoff in New York were absolutely epic. Color, embellishments, and texture were abundant in both makeup and hair design, from the structured, architectural vibe of Helmut Lang to the more whimsical energy at Jeremy Scott.

Before you switch your focus to runways across the pond, take a look at your ultimate guide to the beauty trends that dominated in New York. Ahead, the five you're about to see everywhere.

Off-Kilter Winged Liner

For the eyeliner-obsessed among us, this is such a treat. More subtle eye makeup has taken center stage over the last few runway seasons, but this time around designers seem to have embraced bold, exaggerated, edgy eyeliner looks.


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Must-have beauty product: LORAC Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil ($20)

Jeremy Scott

NYFW SS20 Beauty Trends: Jeremy Scott


Courtesy of Marco Ovando for Jeremy Scott

Helmut Lang

NYFW SS20 Beauty: Helmut Lang


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Color-Burst Lids

We saw vivid, monochromatic statements, as well as subtle gradients of color popping on many lids that went down the runway. Makeup artists carried these colors all the way up to the eyebrow and, in some cases, out onto the cheekbones, too. It was an all-out color party.

Marc Jacobs

NYFW SS20 Beauty: Marc Jacobs


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Must-have beauty product: Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Glambition ($50)

Jason Wu 

NYFW SS20 Beauty: Jason Wu


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Pyer Moss

NYFW SS20 Beauty: Pyer Moss


Courtesy of Maria Valentino for Pyer Moss

Must-have beauty product: Uoma Beauty Savage Black Magic Color Palette ($44)

Jewel-Adorned Hair

Hair accessories are nothing new, but this fashion week we noticed a decidedly ornamental style of hair decoration. From delicately placed jewels to full head-pieces and everything in between, the jewels were on full display.

Alice and Olivia

NYFW SS20 Beauty: Alice + Olivia


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Must-have beauty product: TRESemme Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray ($5)




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Kate Spade

NYFW SS20 Beauty: Kate Spade


Courtesy of Dan and Corina Lecca for Kate Spade

Elevated Face Paint

Smoky eyes are cool, but have you ever seen a literal eyelid painting? The true still behind makeup artistry came out to play in a major way with these looks.

Christian Siriano

NYFW SS20 Beauty: Christian Siriano


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Must-have beauty product: Maybelline TattooStudio Eyeliner Pencil in Sparkling Silver ($7)

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Mansur Gavriel

NYFW SS20 Beauty: Mansur Gavriel


Courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding for Mansur Gavriel

Textured Hair

Whether natural or enhanced, texture was a hair trend we spotted all over the runways. Crimps, curls, and gorgeous afro tresses added depth (and height!) to the ensembles they accompanied.

Naeem Kahan

NYFW SS 2020 Beauty: Naeem Kahan


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Must-have beauty product: Aveda Air Control Hair Spray ($9)

Tom Ford

NYFW SS20 Beauty: Tom Ford


Courtesy of Tom Ford

Christopher John Rogers

NYFW SS20 Beauty: Christopher John Rogers


Courtesy of Dan & Corina Lecca for Christopher John Rogers

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