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


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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


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

Jason Wu 


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Pyer Moss


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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


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



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Kate Spade


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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


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


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Mansur Gavriel


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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


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

Tom Ford


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Christopher John Rogers


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Associate Beauty Editor

Courtney Higgs is a Cancer sun, Libra rising beauty enthusiast with about six years of experience in the editorial space. She was previously Who What Wear's associate beauty editor after spending many years working on the West Coast edit team at InStyle Magazine. She graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a BA in communication studies and pivoted to editorial after spending her college years working in the legal field. Her beauty philosophy is simple: She believes there are no wrong answers and that discovering our favorite beauty products and rituals is a journey, not a sprint. When she's not geeking out over products, she can be found adventuring around L.A. with her fiancé; watching reality TV with their French bulldog, Bernie Mac; or relating way too hard to astrology memes.