Latina on the Runway: Fierce Beauty Trends From NYFW 2016

From spider lashes to retro glam eyes, New York's fall/winter 2016 runways were filled with some enchanting beauty looks. Here are a few of the eye-catching trends we can’t wait to try out.

1. Romantic Braids

This season’s runways showed us that braids will always be in style. TRESemmé stylist Jeanie Syfu created this fab fishtail braid for the Rachel Zoe show as the perfect balance to complement her masculine tailoring with a feminine touch. Check out the steps to getting this romantic yet cool-girl look below:

1. Prep damp hair with a combination of TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creation Sea Foam and TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Sea Salt Spray.

2. Blow-dry to enhance hair’s natural texture, and then create an imperfect center part and section off the front portions of hair.

3. Lightly tease front sections at the roots, and then create a fishtail braid along both sides, leaving a few face-framing pieces out.

4. Gently pull braids apart using fingers for more wispy texture and finish by spraying TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Brushable Hold Spray.

2. Spider Lashes

Forget about a light coating, this season was all about piling the mascara on. From Baja East to Jason Wu, clumpy spidery lashes were all the rage.

For Baja East’s presentation, Maybelline makeup artist Yadim created a glam look to keep up with the girl “who’s been partying all night and isn’t ready to call it quits.” To create this bold eye look, Yadim applies multiple coats of the Colossal Spider Lash Mascara in Glam Black for a pinched together effect. 

3. Retro Glam Eyes

Vintage vibes were all over the runway, beginning with their glamorous eye makeup. Shows like Diane Von Furstenberg's and Desigual's featured sultry smoky eyes with a retro twist. 

To go with Desigual's bright and printed collection, M.A.C. artist Gordon Espinet created a red smoky-shaped eye look. The key to this look is applying just the right mix red for your skintone. In this case, Espinet went for a more terra-cotta red hue and blended it to create the smoky effect. To add definition to the eyes, Espinet used the M.A.C. Eye Kohl in Costa Riche on the waterline and applied the M.A.C. Pro Mixing Medium Shine all over the lid to add shine. 

4. Two-tone Nails

We’re loving this two-tone nail design, perfect for the modern girl. Essie nail artist Michelle Saunders created this monochromatic look for the Rebecca Minkoff show by using three warm coral shades. See the steps below to recreate this fun look:

1. Apply first base base coat to clean, filed nails.

2. Next, apply sunshine state of mind from the cuticle of the nail to the middle of the nail.

3. Then create a straight line by using a cleanup brush dipped in polish remover (you can also use tape to create this line).

4. Next, apply lounge lover from the middle of the nail to the free edge.

5. Using high class affair, create a neat arc across the free edge of the nail, connecting the sides of the French tip to the straight line.

6. Finish this look with the gel.setter top coat. 

5. Effortless Hair

Laid-back and simple cool-girl hairstyles were the way to go this Fashion Week. To go with Public School’s street-inspired wear, Aveda Global Creative Director, Allen Ruiz, designed this faux mini bob, fit for winter coat weather and full of attitude. Follow the steps below to this this chic look:  

1. To keep style smooth and static-free all day, prep hair with Aveda Smooth InfusionTM Nourishing Styling Creme and blow dry hair straight.

2. Begin to flat iron sections of hair and create a small, hidden braid from ear to ear at the back of head as an anchor for the style.

3. Pull hair into a low ponytail and secure an elastic around the style two inches below the nape of the neck.

4. With hair secured back, take the elastic base and move up to where the hidden braid rests and pin the elastic to the braid to place final faux bob style.

5. Set the look with Aveda ControlTM Force Firm Hair Spray. 

6. Textured Nail Art

Fun and funky nail designs were where it was at this New York Fashion Week. From the Zero+Maria Cornejo runway to unique prints at the Christian Siriano show, bold mani’s were everywhere.

For his Fall/Winter 2016 presentation, Christian Siriano collaborated with Jamberry nails to create unique marble and lace nail designs to complement his collection, inspired by Sheila Hick’s “Art of the Yarn” exhibit. “The marble print is mysterious yet visual, subtle but complex. and tipping between the boundaries of femininity and masculinity," Siriano said.


7. Feminine Updo

To portray the “timeless beauty of the Oscar woman,” Redken Global Creative Director, Guido, created this feminine and soft updo for the Fall 2016 Oscar de la Renta presentation. See the steps below to recreate this classic look: 

1. Apply new pillow proof blow dry express treatment primer cream to damp, clean hair. Blow dry hair using a round brush until dry.

2. Using a comb, create a clean middle part. Lightly spray wind blown 05 dry finishing spray to dry hair for volume and grip.

3. Section hair into three sections: two on either side of the head from the ears forward, and the third the remaining hair toward the back of the head. Pull the back section into a mid-height ponytail, and secure with an elastic. Gently tug hair beneath the ponytail so it becomes loose and balloon-like in shape.

4. Gather each section on both sides of the head and gently pull toward the back of the head, letting the hair slightly fall over the ears. Secure sections into the ponytail elastic using pins.

5. Place a hair net overtop of the ponytail and twist hair into a mid-height chignon and secure with pins.

6. Lightly spray wind blown 05 dry finishing spray to hairline and overtop chignon for added hold and texture.


8. Stained Lips

When it came to lips, several designers opted for a different and lighter approach than usual. Designers from Mara Hoffman and Marchesa were all about adding a pop of color using a light stained lip in their shows.

To go with Mara Hoffman’s “‘70s meets ‘20s” vibe of the season, Sephora Pro artist, Ilde Goncalves created a plum stained lip to complete the model’s retro look. To prep the model’s lip for smooth application Goncalves used the BITE Beauty Agave Lip Mask. He then created a light stained look using BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Eggplant and Beet Root