3 Beauty Trends from the Fall 2010 Runways
The lights have dimmed on the runways, and the Tents at Bryant Park have officially seen their last hurrah. However, our work as fashionistas is only beginning. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is a great introduction to the items, textures, looks and clothing that we will see in stores in the coming months, but summing up an entire week of fashion-forward fabulousness takes a bit more time and work. So, with that, let me take a bit of a different take on the trends we saw for Fall 2010 and focus on something besides the clothing.
Let's talk beauty trends. Yes, hair, makeup, and skin also play a huge role on the runways, and trends are most certainly determined here as well. Here are 3 prominent beauty trends from the Fall 2010 runways.
Forget piling on the makeup - skin is in! Makeup artists went for glowing, dewey skin on the models at shows like Carlos Miele, Alexander Wang, and Rag & Bone. It's time to invest in a great skincare system if you haven't already! Really, this look is one that we should all be embracing - who needs more time in front of a mirror in the mornings? If your mornings (ok, occasionally even afternoons - but shhh, don't tell) are anything like mine then it takes a lot of time and effort to get yourself (plus little ones!) dressed, ready, and out of the house. So, for fall I plan to sweep my hair back into a ponytail, throw a coat of mascara and lipgloss on a freshly moisturized face, and hit the road.
On second thought, I might be doing this already.
It seems the runways were abuzz with Kate Moss wannabes - hair and makeup that is done, but slightly messy, as if the model was woken from a nap to walk to runway as-is. Smudged eyeliner, updos with unbrushed hair, loose waves, and untamed flyaways ruled the runways. The look was everywhere, but I personally spotted it at 3.1 Philip Lim, Rebecca Taylor, Tracy Reese, and Jill Stuart. Another great trend for moms on-the-go, try washing your hair at night, combing in some leave-in conditioner, then letting your hair air-dry on it's own. In the morning pull it into a low bun at the nape of your neck (don't brush it first!) and let a few loose pieces frame your face. We're not going for a 1990's prom hairstyle - it's not supposed to be symmertrical, just messy.
The alternative method? Let your 3 year old "fix mommy's hair."
Of course, we have the complete antithesis of the messy bedhead look with this trend. Strong eyebrows reminded me of the 80's, while hairstyles at shows like Christian Siriano were reminiscent of the 40's and 50's. (Aveda handled the hairstyles for Christian Siriano - get a peek behind the scenes to see how it was done!) Strong lips, including reds and oranges accompanied the overly "done" hairstyles at Siriano's show, while looser, hand-pulled curls were the look at Nicole Miller. Oscar de la Renta accompanied dewy skin with ruddy eyes, smudged eyeliner, and blown-out hair. Curls were very big on almost every runway - messy or otherwise - so consider investing in a 1/2" curling iron or playing up your natural waves for fall.
So there you have it - 3 great trends that you can expect to see for Fall! What do you think? Love them, hate them? Weigh in and let us know!