While the NYFW runways delivered a major dose of OTT makeup looks this week, the world of celebrity beauty brought us back to reality. Instead of crazy colors and graphic shapes, the likes of Emily Ratajkowski and Lily Aldridge opted for muted tones, classic combinations, and natural complexions. The result? Effortless, understated beauty looks that still pack a serious punch. See for yourself in our round-up below and, while you’re at it, vote for your favorite in the poll.
If this gorgeously glowing look from Hailey Bieber doesn’t inspire you to reach for your highlighter – like now – we don’t know what will. Makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes (a.k.a. the queen of dewy skin) used a palette of soft pinks and a touch of shimmer to create the “smoky pink” makeup look of dreams. We know what color we’ll be swapping out our blacks for this weekend.
But if a winged liner look that exudes elegance is more your thing, look no further than Zoey Deutch. The actress was the epitome of chic as she attended the Coach show at NYFW, where she teamed a softly curled bob with creamy brown lips, warm skin, and a strong feline flick.
When in doubt, paint your pout cherry red and rock a topknot, as Gigi Hadid proved perfectly this week. This powerhouse pairing is a simple and effective way to make a beauty statement in minimal time and sans hundreds of products – a great one to try if you’re on the go.
Lily Aldridge looked lovely, as always, with that soft makeup combination created by Hung Vanngo. The emphasis was on dewy skin, taupe-y eyes, and defined brows – with a slick of a creamy caramel lipstick to bring it all together. And if you want to recreate her lip look, add Lime Crime’s ‘Lip Blaze Cream Liquid Lipstick in Fern’ to your wish list.
Vanngo also worked his makeup magic on Emily Ratajkowski this week, but this look involved lots of liner. Keeping her skin simple with just a touch of contour – complemented perfectly by creamy nude lips – he loaded her eyes with jet-black kohl to create a defined, almost Cleopatra-esque effect. Vanngo, we salute you.