As we head into Paris Fashion Week, the biggest of them all, we cant’t help but to also reflect on all of the stunning beauty looks we’ve seen on various runways thus far. Many of those trends were first seen during New York Fashion Week. In part one of our “Runway to Real” series, we showed you how to DIY some of these looks, which were also seen on the Emmys red carpet. In part two of “Runway to Real,” we showcase more of the trends we love: bright, bold eyeshadows, monochromatic eyes, plus it’s all about shining on . . . on your lips. You don’t have to be a supermodel to get a runway look. These looks are so simple to recreate and we show you how. Try them IRL and treat yourself!

Photo Credit: Nars Novis SS18

Photo Credit: Nars Novis SS18

GET THE LOOK: Bright, Bold Eyeshadow

Novis: We can’t get enough of this look. Spring is all about experimenting with a pop of color, so don’t be afraid to try a bold hue on your lids. Lead makeup artist, Uzo brushed on NARS Douro Single Eyeshadow (in stores in the spring). For now you can try their Fashion Rebel Duo Eyeshadow in the dandelion yellow shade. The key to pulling it off? Keep the rest of your look natural and let your eyes take center stage.

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GCDS: If you’re feeling adventurous try a bright teal hue like the models at GCDS. Makeup artist, Grace Lee was inspired by the novel The Swans of Fifth Avenue and the vibrant tones of the collection. Get the look using Maybelline’s Expert Wear Eyeshadow in Teal the Deal and blend it up into the browbone. Lee then applied the blue shade of the Facestudio Master Fairy Highlight Rainbow Highlighter on the middle of the lids to glam up the eyes even more. Finish off with loads of mascara.  

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Photo Credit: Stila Cosmetics 


Cynthia Rowley: Inspired by the sun and the sand at dusk, Sarah Lucero, the Creative Artistry Director for Stila Cosmetics created a monochromatic look for the runway. Using the Stila Eyes Are The Window palette in Mind, she applied Perception, Understanding and Genius going outwards on the eyes. As for the lips, Lucero wanted to keep the same terracotta shade that was on the eyes. She mixed the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Dolce and then dabbed a small amount of the Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Rubino. This look can easily be created at home, just choose shades that are within the same color family like warm beige, reds and pinks.

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Rebecca Minkoff: The smoky eye has been the go-to beauty look for many of us. However, for Rebecca Minkoff’s runway show, the smoky eye was taken up another level. Honest Beauty makeup artist, Daniel Martin created a dual-toned smoky look. Using two shades to line the eyes, he lined the upper lids with the True Velvet Eyeliner in Truly Black and then lined the lower lash line in Sapphire. To smoke out the look, apply the Eyeshadow Trio in Smoky Grey and Ocean Blue blend it together to create a “slept-in look.” Finish with the Truly Lush Mascara + Primer.

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Naeem Khan: Don’t be afraid to mix and match your lip colors, makeup artist Erin Parsons did just that backstage at Naeem Khan. To achieve that glossy rose-petal lip, she applied the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipsticks in Burgundy Blush and Divine Wine. Then to create even more depth to the lip look, she lined the lips with Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner in Very Cherry and added a darker hue, Rich Wine to define the cupid’s bow. To finish off the look she layered on the Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss in Sassy and dabbed Classic in the  middle of lips.   

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We loved the looks you shared with us from Part 1 of this series. Which look are you going to try from Part 2?

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