By: Ryann Casey
Unshaped brows, glossy lips, dewy skin, a freshly flushed face and long flowing bed-head hair flooded the runway with natural beauty at NYFW. Among a sea of countless designers, barely there “no-makeup” makeup and natural wavy hair all blended together. For any lover of bold beauty looks, like myself, this season so far is a bit of a let down. While shockingly uninspiring and non differentiating, these natural looks are still very wearable, effortless and pretty.
Across the board, long flowy natural hair bounced down the runway. Whether parted deep or straight down the middle, this Spring ready to wear hair style is au natural. Ditch the curling irons, straighteners and blow dryers and let your hair air dry to it’s natural texture. The more roughed up the better.
While this look has a semi-bold lip, the upper half of the face is left completely bare and natural. In a beauty world currently obsessed with bold brows and thickly winged liner, this bare brow and glossy lid combo is refreshing. If ditching brow and eye products scares you as much as it scares me, try a training wheeled version of the look by skipping liner and just using mascara, or using only a clear brow gel to define instead of fill in.
The natural look this season extended to the lips with neutral nudes and clear glosses playing up bold plump rather than color. It’s no secret that matte is out and ultra glossy lip shine is in. When going natural with a clear gloss, line the entire lip with a nude lip liner within a few shades of your natural lip color to ensure a perfectly even pout that still looks seamlessly natural.
NYFW is all about natural for 2017, but don’t fear, over the top highlight so bright it can be seen from space is still in! Models were seemingly bare faced but glowing radiantly. Ditch both blush and bronzer keeping skin one natural tone, and strobe. Perfectly place your most illuminating primer and brightest highlighter in the corner of your eyes, down the center of your nose, on the cupids bow and of course drench that collarbone.
Barely there beauty made its statement on the cheeks with pops of peach and rosy rouge. With hair sleek and pulled off the face in a sophisticated pony, a berry flush blushed the full cheeks to the bone for a glowing innocence that is naturally radiant. Reach for an ombre apricot peachy blush to give dimension and natural healthy glow while bringing color to an otherwise monochrome nude face.