Beauty Tips from Backstage at New York Fashion Week: The Shows Spring 2019

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Fashion Reverie spoke with the top stylists and makeup artists backstage at New York Fashion Week: The Show’s hottest shows to find the best new trends, top beauty tips, and the styles that the professionals are “so over.”

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Warm Shades of PolishWe spoke with Jin Soon Choi of JINsoon to find the shades you’ll be gravitating to. “I see a lot of unusual colors, burnt orange, vintage … also dark red is great [for a modern mani].” As for nail shapes, Choi thinks there’s not a trending shape and suggests you wear what makes you feel the best!

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Step Away From the Contour Palette“The biggest trends I’m seeing for spring are a return to soft luminosity. Soft, almost muted color … it’s almost a halo effect. We’re getting away from heavy contouring and the heavy foundations. We’re getting back to people’s personalities, what works best for you,” shares Rick DiCecca, Global Makeup Artist for Artistry Brand cosmetics. “I always joke that many of my clients want to be contoured and then I give them the ‘I told you so dance’ when they have to blow their nose and they wipe it off. It’s not ok for real life, it doesn’t make sense.”

While it’s clear DiCecca is sick of contouring, he is a big fan of draping. “I love seeing blush draped on the neck and around the face. It adds a lifting effect, a glow. That to me is much more modern than contouring.”

While not completely over contouring, Carly Giglio, Lead Artist at Stila, likes a softer approach too. “I’m a big non-tour girl, someone called it sculpting once and that resonated with me. So the hard contour can maybe move away, but sometimes it works for people. Done in a way to shape your face the way you want it’s beautiful.”  Giglio explains, “Beauty is just so individual that I don’t want to hate on it because there are no rules and so many different things you can do. Contouring works for some people, but for me it doesn’t,” she explains.

Take Care of Your Skin

“My biggest makeup artist tip is making sure your skin is in good shape before you do anything. Anything you use on your face has to be done after good skincare. If you don’t have great skincare, it’s not going to look good,” DiCecca confides. “I teach my team about how to take care of your skin and how to prep the skin properly. I teach them about ultimate skin prep, Artistry makes this product called Intensive Renewing Peel that I use backstage and onset all the time.”

Overly Lined 90s Eyes

“I think everyone is coming back to the 90s.” Cassandra Garcia, Lead Makeup Artist for Bobbi Brown shares backstage at Tibi. “The 90s [makeup looks] are definitely coming back, but we’re also evolving them, making it more modern for today.” Which is why we added a nice natural stain on the lip at Tibi to pair with the heavy black lined eyes—rather than a full on 90s brown lipstick,” Garcia explains.

Pretty Pastels and Warm Hues

Garcia sees “…a lot of pastels of course this coming season too. Amy [of Tibi] always does it really well keeping the look interesting and not letting it go overly pretty.”

Showing off a gorgeous new collection, Giglio also notices the upcoming trending colors are “… pastels, those warmer tones, plays on purples, pinks, russets are classic and staying there.”

Images from Pamella Roland, Badgley Mischka, and TIBI courtesy of Janine Silver

Textured Makeup“I definitely think trend wise it’s a lot of plays on the textures and different finishes,” Giglio exclaims. “I think glitter’s not really going anywhere, but also working in that shimmer as well. I think it’s a lot of different textures … Certainly glimmer, glitter, glossy, texture is not going anywhere for a while.”

Pro Tips

Garcia shares some of her favorite tricks of the trade. “… in a pinch you could always paint your eyelashes with a little eyeliner if you need …” and don’t have mascara on hand. “Then using a lip stain you could apply it on the cheek for a nice blush in a pinch.”

“Biggest tips, well the [Weleda] Skin Food is a great trick and the BeautyBlender, which is like a magic trick in a little pink sponge” Giglio shares in reference to a technique she and her team used at Badgley Mischka, applying the product with a damp BeautyBlender on the high points of the face for an all around glow. “I use that all the time,” Giglio shares.  “I’ve also been doing a lot of underpainting and illuminating underneath. Sometimes I’ll do a liquid illuminator under my concealer or right on my cheekbones and do my concealer over. It really gives that lit from within look.”

The Products Makeup Artists Can’t Live Without

The one think Garcia could not live without would have to be “concealer … you can put it on your eyelids, on face, then just pinch your cheeks and go.”

“To choose one that I can’t live without is hard,” explains Giglio. “… but I definitely think mascara would be it, especially [Stila’s] HUGE mascara, I can’t leave home without this. A formula like this is voluminous, but also it lifts your lashes and it curls them. Mascara in general opens your eyes so you can be looking real drab and just throw on a little moisturizer and run out the door.”

Tibi spring 2019 barrette images courtesy of Janine Silver

Tame Hair with Barrettes“This season we’re seeing a lot of hair accessories,” Allen Ruiz Global Artistic Director for Aveda exclaims. “I think for spring/summer it just makes sense throwing your hair up in a clip… There’s a lot of ways to do so for the do-it-yourself look, random clips and bobby pins placed in the hair in a different non-traditional way.”

Images from Prabal Gurung spring 2019 courtesy of Janine SIlver

Add Texture to Your Tresses for Interest“Use the Aveda’s Texture Tonic, it’s something that adds texture to your hair. If you have straight hair, you just put it in your hair and scrunch it and it gives your hair a bit of bend, a little bit of a kink and that’s what you’re seeing here [at Tibi].” And on rainy days, Ruiz suggests not fighting with your hair, but putting it into a low ponytail, “a nice sleek low ponytail.”  

—Janine Silver

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