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Wearable and wacky beauty at New York Fashion Week

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Stylist's Beauty Assistant Shannon Peter has been immersed in a beauty tale of two extremes.

New York runways have become known for natural beauty looks, but this Fashion Week has also offered plenty of offbeat inspiration. Here are my favourites natural and quirky beauty moments from NYFW...

  • Michael Kors

    Make-up artist Dick Page gave the models a realistic bronze glow by buffing a mixture of matte bronzer and loose translucent powder (a genius trick to make the finish more luminous) over cheeks. Even in the dim-lit backstage space the models' skin looked like it was being bathed in sunlight. 

  • Rodarte

    We're used to seeing embellished faces at Rodarte (remember those eyebrow rings from SS15?) but this season, the adornment moved from the faces to the hair as Odile Gilbert flanked finished the wavy look with not one but two floral metal barrettes. 

  • 3.1 Phillip Lim

    Diane Kendal's broken blue liner gave a subtle bit of detail to an otherwise pared back look. Simply line your top lash line from outside corner to middle, and your bottom lash line from middle to inside corner, and when you shut your eyes, the lines join up.

  • Diane von Furstenberg

    "Diane in the 70s" was hair stylist Orlando Pita's inspiration for the look at the DVF show. That meant big bouncy curls and floral hair slides made by a craftsman in Ibiza, no less. 

  • Marchesa

    The fuchsia lips by Gucci Westman at Marchesa were so beautiful, they'll have you trading in your reds and making pink your new classic come summer. 

    And now for the wacky...

  • Givenchy

    Pat McGrath's pearl and lace encrusted faces at Givenchy were a marvel to behold, but we're not sure we'd have an extra couple of hours in the morning to carefully mask our faces like this, even if we wanted to.

  • Dion Lee

    While in a catwalk environment the lines down the faces of the models at Dion Lee were beautifully alluring, we couldn't help but be reminded of that episode of Friends where Ben tricks Ross into rolling an ink covered coin down the centre of his face. 

  • Nicopanda

    The glitter that lay across the faces of the models at Nicopanda created a veil of glistening iridescence over the skin, giving an almost sci-fi feel.

    Take it down a notch and apply the glitter purely across the eyes for a more wearable look. 

  • Hood By Air

    A backlash against contouring, Inge Grognord covered the models' faces with various stripes of contour cream, concealer and highlighters -stopping before the all important blending stage. 

  • Jeremy Scott

    Known for his quirky approach to catwalk make-up, lead make-up artist Kabuki painted fake graphic lashes around the girls eyes and finished off with a neon orange lip. 

    See all the beauty and fashion highlights from New York Fashion Week on our insider blog

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