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The 5 Beauty Trends to Know from New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

After sorting through all of our favorite beauty looks from the Spring 2013 collections, we narrowed down the many styles to the top five that you have to know. Herewith, our cheat sheet on the trends-to-try for early next year. From perfected matte complexions to aggressively-placed parts, you won’t want to miss any of these fun new styles.


Oceanic eye colors at Kate Spade. 

1. Blue Eyeshadow

Blue shadows once only existed in our (awkward) memories of the ’90s or in the makeup kits of the very bold. But no longer. This season we caught sight of gorgeous sky blue, sapphire and marine hues swept onto eyelids at shows like Kate Spade, Monique Lhullier, Jason Wu, Tibi, and Patrick Ervell. 

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Hervé Léger Shows Strong Hair and Brows

"It’s very Art Deco meets Navajo Indian," said Bumble and bumble editorial stylist Neil Moodie of the hair look at today’s Hervé Léger show. After preparing the hair with Bumble and Bumble’s Prep Spray and Styling Lotion, stylists pulled the hair back into three separate ponytails and attached them all together. “You get this very sort of streamlined, sort of structure running over the back of the head,” explained Moodie. The result was a very edgy and wearable look. (Bonus: It’s not that hard to do yourself, so now I just need to figure out the right outfit to give this look a whirl.)

As excited as I was for more hair inspiration, I was even more thrilled to find out that the makeup look had a major emphasis on the brows. “Our inspiration is a very strong woman so there is a focus on beautiful clean skin and a strong brow,” said Corey Bishop, the global lead artist for Temptu. He assured me that brows are going to be “all the rage” again for spring and that airbrushing is a great way to fill them in and define them. “We don’t want a chiseled theatrical brow,” explained Bishop. “With the airbrush, you get kind of a diffused edge on both side, so it gives it the strength without the drawn-on kind of fake look.”

—Meredith

If you don’t own a airbrushing machine, but want beautiful brows, check out our offerings from Anastasia.