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It’s the hottest season for the fashion and beauty industry. New York Fashion Week is back and we can experience the excitement of the runway again. This first in-person Fashion Week did not disappoint. We collected some of our favorite makeup, hair, and nail moments from the runway to give you inspo for Spring 2022

Laquan Smith

New York native designer Laquan Smith revealed his spring collection at New York’s iconic Empire State Building making history as it is the first-ever take place in the renowned landmark and I am proud to see a black designer making moves like this in the industry. Lead makeup artist, Sheika Daley, and her team had model’s eyes dazzling down the runway with dramatic glitter and crystaleyemakeup perfect for Laquan’s luxury ready-to-wear designs. The makeup and stiletto nails were everything needed to see his sexy aesthetic.

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Laquan Smith
Nails by Yukie Beauty Spa

Front Row

Rap Duo City Girls, Ciara, and LaLa serving stunning looks

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff and Yahoo gave New York Fashion Week (NYFW) guests a history-making experience building a first-of-its-kind, live, immersive NFT gallery with an auction that benefitted the Female Founder Collective. To elevate the “I Love New York” Capsule Collection and 20th anniversary, Minkoff partnered with (female-founded and family-owned) beauty brand LimeLife by Alcone to create two signature makeup looks Glowing Goddess and Rock Diva. The two looks were created by pro makeup artist and educator James Vincent and captured on film for the NFT’s. Celebrity hairstylist Ro Morgan was also part of this experience, and he created a bone-straight look with a middle part and beautiful shine.

BTS with James Vincent & LimeLife by Alcone

Nail Art

Drawing inspiration from the city that has shaped her brand, Rebecca Minkoff delivers pieces that align with Minkoff’s brand’s reputation—leather and studs, chunky chains, zippers, and fringe. “This season for Rebecca Minkoff I created two different nail looks that are juxtaposed to tell the story of a Glam Rockstar and Glowing Goddess. Starting with a neutral base the nails come to life with edgy and flirty touches – a homage to the NYC collection,” -Celebrity nail artist Gina Edwards.

HOW GINA GOT THE LOOK: ROCK DIVASTEP 1: Select correct size of imPRESS Press-on Manicure in Evanesce and place aside in order STEP 2: One at a time, use a foil glue to spread on half of the nail – be sure to give nails some time to dry STEP 3: Press gold transfer foil lay on nails and then gently remove for a distressed and imperfect look STEP 4: Using black KISS nail artist’s paint, cover the tip of the nail in a free form design. Achieve your very own NYFW look. Getting a runway-worthy look at home has never been easier!

Rebecca Minkoff’s Makeup Routine

Rebecca shared how her makeup look with us on Insta before heading out to her show



Moschino NYFW 2021

For the Moschino show, key makeup artist Kabuki and his team created a balance of innocence and sophistication with minimal and classic makeup looks with M.A.C Cosmetics. Glossy lids and lips with a dewy complexion with a flush of color was the vibe. Hairstyles emulated vintage 60’s beehive and bouffant style with a modern twist and colorful beaded braids by hairstylist, Danilo.

Sergio Hudson

All eyes are on South Carolina, native celebrity designer Sergio Hudson. He has designed for leading ladies in U.S. politics like First Lady Michelle Obama, to music superstars like JLO, and Beyonce’. He did not disappoint day 3 of NYFW with inspirations from African American Actress Diahann Carroll and the glamorous of the 80s and 90s. HIs chosen makeup used a lot of black, neutral smudged eye color, with nude lips sponsored by Fashion Fair Cosmetics. Master hairstylist, Gary Baker, and his team created stunning, bone straight, and sleek hair with Mere Natur Hair

Alice and Olivia

COLOR, COLOR, and MORE COLOR! Stacey Bendet’s Alice and Olivia, NYFW interactive presentation, was filled with amazing female artists, dancers, and performers. With all the vibrant colors makeup artist Jessi Butterfield created bold but minimal, black glossy eyelids.

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Let’s talk hair! These looks were fun with large jeweled or bright-colored clips and other hair accessories. Lots of messy buns, cornrows, and or letting textured hair be natural and free. We are totally inspired and ready for spring 2022.

Hair Stylist Justine Martin
Justine creating a bedazzled messy bun. She says the trick is not using a hairbrush at all, so the hair stays perfectly imperfect and has a roughed-up texture. She is using TRESemme’ Dry Texture Finishing Spray and crystal accessories from @mykitsch to create these bold looks.

M.A.C X Saweetie

The Big Mac Mama is now Mrs. M.A.C Saweetie is now the new Global Brand Ambassador for M.A.C Cosmetics. To celebrate her new M.A.C Girl title she threw a star-studded NYFW soiree.

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