How to Wear Beauty Looks from the Spring 2019 season

You may need to wait to try on spring 2019’s hottest trends, but backstage during New York Fashion Week: The Shows spring 2019 Fashion Reverie found some beauty looks that are so good, you can wear them right away. From nails to hair, Fashion Reverie has got you covered!

Images courtesy of Janine Silver

Glitter Party NailsJin Soon Choi, founder of JinSoon, developed the perfect glittery nails for Badgley Mischka. Playing off of the collection, which was inspired by the “whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland,” Choi incorporated the same pops of vibrant colors and metallic accents to the nails.

Choi created two looks for the show, but our favorite, one she calls “confetti,” which is made up of two coats of JINsoon Fab, a glittery multicolored polish perfect for a trip to Wonderland. The manicure’s nickname is very appropriate for a celebration and as this was Badgley Mischka’s 30th Anniversary Collection, they had real confetti falling from the sky mirroring the model’s nails.

“I’ve done sheer for many seasons, but you need to have some fun [with your nails],” explains Choi and Fashion Reverie couldn’t agree more.

Prabal Gurung images courtesy of Janine Silver

Messy Yet Chic Pulled Back Hair“The look is super textured. Think of it as if someone went into the ocean, got their hair wet and then dried in the sun, and it got a little crusty and really textured. She then does her own little twist into a bun,”co-lead stylist, Claudio Lazo for Wella explains, backstage at Prabal Gurung. To get the look, Lazo and his co-lead Anthony Turner used Wella’s EIMI Sugar Lift, as well as, Wella’s EIMI Ocean Spritz, which is a salt product, but it also has sugar in it to give a little more volume.

They also created a second look with braided, slicked back cornrows, leaving the rest messy and textured on the bottom.

Images courtesy of Janine Silver

Glossy CheeksBackstage at Badgley Mischka, Lead Artist for Stila, Carly Giglio created the glowy whimsical “Alice in Wonderland” makeup look which she described as “a dream” to create. The key was fresh, youthful, but with a lot of texture. Then she added Stila’s in Peony on the apples of the cheeks. “The placement for this was key,” Giglio explains, “not super round, but more triangular. So, the color was really placed in the front. Think of fresh pinched cheeks.”

To add that glossy look, Giglio then added a new product that will be coming out next spring, Stila’s Shade Mystère Face Gloss which is three colors in one; russet, pink and bronzy. It’s a clear gloss and the light hits it for an amazing finish. Applied just on the high cheekbone it picks up the models’ natural highlights. While you can’t use the exact product now, sadly, as it’s amazing with a soft velvety feel (we can’t wait till spring!) you can get the look with other gloss products such as MILK Makeup’s Face Gloss. While it won’t give you the exact look, it’ll do while we wait for Mystère’s big debut! 

TIBI spring 2019 backstage image courtesy of Janine Silver

“Fashionably” Chipped Nails Backstage at Tibi, we caught up with Choi again to learn about the chipped polish and accent nail manicures. A rather unorthodox choice, to create a manicure that looks as if it’s on its last legs, Choi’s nails presented more like pieces of modern art.

Back in 2010, Tibi’s collection first featured a chipped manicure and as Choi explains, “People really didn’t get it. Why would she want chipped nails? But then people started to get it and she got a lot of attention for it.” So, to bring back the now infamous manicure, Choi created multiple colors of these nails based on what the model was wearing.

To get these artistic digits, Choi and her team dabbed paint in the center of the nail working outwards in various strokes to create uneven shapes. Choi explains how it’s important to leave some of the natural nail peeking through. Another technique she used is simply filing away at the top of the nail to create a natural wear and then putting the top coat on to seal it. The manicures were then paired with an equally chipped glitter accent nail to add the chic party look to this unusual professional polish.

Shimmering Brows

To match the incredible nails at Tibi, Cassandra Garcia, Lead Artist for Bobbi Brown created a unique shimmering brow. Rather than adding glitter in the inner corner, a very common technique, Garcia applied a little Silver Moon Sparkle Shadow to “soft, defined brushed through brows from the middle to the end for added interest.” Garcia explains that the color has a clear base that “goes through the brow without adding color but you can see the glitter where the light shines.”

TIBI spring 2019 image courtesy of Janine Silver

Bright LipsShades of cherry and coral were all over the catwalk this season. At Pamella Roland, Rick DiCecca for Artistry Studio used Artistry Studio’s City Coral Lip Balm, which features a unique core to create a soft lip stain, perfect for Roland’s Bali-centric collection.

Garcia had the models purse their lips at Tibi, swiping on Bobbi Brown’s Luxe Matte Lip Color in Burnt Cherry and putting it right through the center for a little texture. The idea was to have something that complements the looks, “Something pretty, but something interesting as well.”

—Janine Silver


  1. I rely on fashion bloggers to maintain some semblance of understanding of what’s going on in the world! LOL! Love the nails and the hair trends but not a big fan of the shiny brows!

  2. Love this post!! So many inspiring hirstyles and makeup looks that I want to try now. <3 Excited for the 2019 trends!

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