The Beauty Trends That Are Literally Everywhere At NYFW

While everyone was awaiting the fashion trends at NYFW's Spring/Summer 2024 shows, the beauty trends took everyone by surprise. Unlike other seasons, the SS24 shows made a splash by not going too far out of the box. With simple and minimal makeup looks, a lot of the designers opted for a glowy and natural look that let the clothing shine. With only a few statement trends infused in a natural makeup look, it ensured that each hint of color was intentional and made an impact.

While "less is more" was the runway's motto with makeup, a few key elements can help spice up the beauty trends for those wanting something with more flair, like hair bows and a pop of fun color on the lips. However, many designers like Jason Wu and 3.1 Phillip Lim hit all the marks with a "no makeup" makeup look that gives more importance to skincare than makeup. Although few beauty concepts like lips and liners managed to add some color to the runway, these beauty trends reveal a skincare-first agenda for the following spring and summer seasons.

Hair bows

Since Copenhagen Fashion Week, hair bows and ribbons have been in full force. Although it may seem too whimsical and childish for some, the hair bow trend has never seen such an exciting revival. With guests and designers like Christian Siriano embracing the balletcore-inspired trend, there's no limit to all the fun looks you can create with a few ribbons. Go casual with a few added bows, or go all out with a complex hairstyle. Either way, there's no stopping this unique hair accessory.

Wet look

Just when we thought we had seen the end of the wet look moment in the beauty world, New York Fashion Week has proven us wrong. Everything from glossy beauty to damp hair was the standard look during the shows, with many designers opting for this sleek look. Slicked-back hair gave the illusion of wet hair with natural makeup that had a subtle shimmer. Designers like Palomo Spain embraced this look in hair and makeup, making it one of the top trends of fashion month.

Berry lips

While many designers opted for a natural look in terms of makeup, there was some hint of color with berry-inspired lips. Models wore purple and pink lips during Coach Spring/Summer 2024 and gave a touch of color to an otherwise simple makeup look. There is no need to look further for out-of-the-box eyeshadows because these statement lips are enough to tie all your 'fits together.

Pigmented cheeks

Like the berry lips beauty trend, pigmented cheeks were another slight hint of color that dazzled the runways. Designers like Prabal Gurung opted for a clean, natural look with a touch of haute couture with overly pigmented cheeks. This beauty trend is simple to recreate and only requires another layer of blush during your beauty routine. While everything else remains natural, your cheeks are ready to stand out.

Sharp liner

Sharp eyeliner designs were another small color moment breaking the natural look apart. While not as statement as we've seen them before, eyeliners in unique colors and shapes were on-call during fashion week. Although eyeshadow or lips remained natural, these eyeliners needed no help to shine. Models during the Helmut Lang show rocked solid lines and significant cat eyes — meaning we need to practice our winged eyeliner skills.

Bare it all

The most recurrent beauty trend throughout New York Fashion Week was likely the least expected one. While fashion was high in color and saturation, the beauty remained natural and minimal. With few hints of color in liners, cheeks, or eyes, it was rare to spot anyone wearing two or more hues. Designers like Helmut Lang and Michael Kors went practically bare and let their designs shine. Glowy skin and natural complexions were the beauty routine of choice. We guess it's time to stock up on skincare!