It's been a whirlwind of fashion, beauty and fabulousness these past few days, but now that Spring 2011 Fashion Week is over we can tell you all about our favorite hairstyle and makeup trends. Find out which looks--like this volumized blow-out from Ports 1961--made our list, then try them on yourself in the Makeover Studio!
Models at Vivenne Tam got a lived-in, slightly grungy hairstyle thanks to Cutler lead stylist Bok-Hee, who layered mousse on the ends of models' hair, then blew it dry and created "inconsistent waves" with a curling iron. Lots of kohl liner and textured foundation finished the look.
MAC lead makeup artist Val Garland was going for an innocent makeup look, so she put the focus on the eyes with 20 coats of mascara on the bottom lashes to give models that ingenue appeal. A smudged red lip provided color, while metallic hair extensions were added to a sleek updo for a punk edge.
Once again, braids took center stage at Fashion Week and this gorgeous fishtail version from Nicholas K. is just one example of the hot trend. We loved the shiny finish and smooth texture of the look--the hip aviators helped complete the downtown cool and tough feel.
This rainbow coalition makeup for Zac Posen Z Spoke featured an exaggerated, shimmery blend of colorful shadows covering the entire eye area. It was paired with a vibrant orange lip and a curly pompadour for an edgy, yet still fresh and happy look.
The hair and makeup at Charlotte Ronson was sweet meets street. Tresemme lead stylist Jeanie Syfu added subtle texture and a bit of curl to models' hair, then created tiny braids on each side. Instead of tying them off with elastics, she applied Tresemme Curl Activator to the ends of the braids and then clamped with a flat iron to secure.
Orange was the undisputed shade of the season with variations of the hue showing up on lips and, surprisingly, eyes as well. At Derek Lam, Este Lauder lead makeup artist Tom Pecheux blended a coral lip liner with two shades of lipstick to create a graphic eyeliner look that was arty and unique.
While a few of the looks at Fashion Week were over-the-top and extravagant, the majority were much more low-key and wearable, like this effortlessly sexy one worn by models at Alexander Berardi. A volumized, side-swept low ponytail and naturally defined eye makeup created a casually chic air that was more real life than runway.
When you're looking to make a statement, there's no better way to grab someone's undivided attention than with a dark and moody smoky eye. Models at Vena Cava sported a deep, sideways V of hazy graphite that added dramatic definition and put the focus on their gaze. A bright orange lip and retro hair wrap completed the look.