Rhinestones all across the face, extended winged eyeliner, neon colored lids — there was no dearth of beauty inspiration on the NYFW runways this season.
There were a lot of other innovative and slightly bizarre looks too, like styling hair to resemble animal heads at Kaimin. While recreating some of the more complex looks may take a bit more than a YouTube tutorial, there are some that are easier to pick up with a little bit of help.
To aid your next runway-inspired makeover, PAPER spoke to Senior National Artist at MAC Cosmetics, Fatima Thomas and Director of Makeup Artistry, at MAC, Romero Jennings — the artists behind Chromat, VFiles, and Gypsy Sport — to breakdown their favorite beauty looks of the season.
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Romero Jennings, Director of Makeup Artistry, MAC Cosmetics
Inspiration: “This season, I created the look for designer DiDu at the VFiles show. This show really embodied creative expression, individuality and authenticity. The look was inspired from the designers’ clothing that was super sexy and futuristic. I thought of liner as an armor or protection but done in a feminine-unique way. The difference with liner this season besides the electric vibrant color is the extreme extension. The long-liner look is artistic and flattering on every eye shape.”
Standout Products: The standout product of the season was the MAC Studio Fix Soft Matte Foundation Stick. This foundation was a game changer and was used at many shows backstage this season! The skin looks flawless, smooth, hydrated but matte at the same time.
Fatima Thomas, Senior National Artist, MAC Cosmetics
Shows: Gypsy Sport, Chromat
Inspiration: For Gypsy Sport Spring 2020, the look was bold, graphic black and set against bright colors. I was inspired by ’90s tribal tattoos and the colors of a tropical sunset. Chromat Spring 2020 celebrated their 10-year anniversary with a retrospective of some of our favorite past looks, along with some new looks. The signature statement is always about dynamic color combos, and shapes that relay movement.
Photos courtesy of Luca Cannonieri (for MAC Cosmetics)