Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows
This year, Maybelline celebrated their tenth year as the official make-up sponsor of New York Fashion Week, and as part of the festivities, the brand collaborated with a group of influencers from 30 different countries.
Award-winning TV host and MC, Ayanda Thabethe, was chosen to represent South Africa, jetting off to New York to attend fashion shows and mingle with some of the biggest celebs in the biz, including the likes of supermodel Gigi Hadid – with whom she nabbed a playful Instagram vid with, see below…
And what was Ayanda able to witness at the shows? Well, our beauty editor had the exclusive opportunity to ask a her few questions and get the latest insider info straight off the runway! Read on, as we reveal what’s hot and what’s not.
3 New Runway Make-up Trends
- For skin, keep your finish radiant-looking and try to focus on one feature. Choose to play up either your eyes or your lips with a sultry hint of colour, much like this stunning make-up look as seen at the Chanel Spring-Summer 2020 show.
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Luminous skin was met with glossy eyes and lips with a touch of red, for the Spring-Summer 2020 makeup look imagined by @LuciaPicaOfficial. “It’s all about luminosity and transparency.” – Lucia Pica, Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer #CHANEL #CHANELSpringSummer #CHANELMakeup @MaisonMichel #MaisonMichel #PFW @chanel.beauty @SiaVlasova
- Pretty pastel colours were not only seen flitting across the runways, but also in the form of eyeshadows as seen at the Balmain and Anna Sui Spring 2020 shows.
- A new trend called ‘draping’ was seen on eyes and cheeks. It’s a technique where the placement of blush goes right through from the eyes, and onto cheeks.
Summer Hair Trends
There has been a big shift in the culture of the beauty industry and runways are following suit. According to Ayanda, “now’s the time to celebrate your individuality.”
So, why not use this season as the time to start embracing the natural texture of your hair, taking inspiration from these fab, ‘less is more’ runway styles?
A Cropped ‘Do at Stella McCartney Spring 2020
Choppy Beachy Waves at Kwaidan Editions Spring 2020
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First look @giedre.dukauskaite Thank you to all who shared the show experience today. For the team backstage and the visitors at the front it was wonderful to have you all there! ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for making it possible Styling @lyson_marchessault Casting @piotrchamier @maddi_serra Hair @pawel_solis @mrsmithhair Nails @pritinyc Make up @anthonypreel_ @shiseido_hma Sound @perez_sound Set design @eleosucci Art direction @seb.mclauchlan Stef Michelet Jewellery in collaboration with #pearlsbeforeswine Production @oboglobal Special thanks to our friends and family, Chia Hu, Lisa Morris, Carolina Gonçalves, Klara Widing, Narelle Dore, Kenji Sagara, Jacqueline Lemeux-Boscher, Micheline Garin, Himo Martin, Joshua Brinksman, La Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode and all our partners for their ongoing support. Sales Europe and Asia TAMMY YANAGISAWA and PETER HERMESDORF North America HEIDI YANG and JEAN DALMAS Japan AKIHIRO MOCHIZUKI and RYO MAZAWA Communications CYNTHIA LEUNG NATIVE AGENTS Show Communications JULIEN MAYER @prconsulting Communications (JP) SAKIKO HASEGAWA Photo @shojifujii Thank you ✨✨
Amplified Curls at Louis Vuitton Spring 2020
What is your favourite pick from the above trends? Comment on this article and let us know what you think.
By Beauty Editor Martinique Stevens
A scent obsessed beauty editor with a flair for fashion and an affinity for anything kawaii. When she’s not researching skincare ingredient lists for the latest low-down on what this or that compound or chemical does on the skin, you can expect to find her off-loading stress at the gym, enjoying a salsa dancing social or hunting for the latest fragrance.