This Is How You Turn Wild Runway Makeup into a Sexy, Real Life Look

There was a time during NYFW when all we cared about was covering up our dark circles — and then Chromat sent models down the runway lookin’ all fierce with this ultra bright and distracting dot of eyeshadow that really, if we’re getting technical, was almost almost on the side of the nose.

 

In our sleep deprived haze we thought, ooh, I could do that! But now we’re thinking more like, ok, how do I do that for real life?

Let makeup artist Dana Rae show you how.

Gather your supplies. You’ll need:

A cream shadow (in a slightly more subtle shade than orange). We like fall-appropriate bronze Caviar Stick Eye Colour by Laura Mercier.
Highlighter — who can go wrong with Nars Illuminator in Orgasm?
Lip balm — if you’re feeling luxe, go with Chanel (it makes for a fun reapply).

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The Steps

1. After moisturizing, take a moment to think about where the sun hits your cheeks, dotting the illuminator along the cheekbone and patting it in until you’re looking extra dewy.

2. With a steady hand, draw a half moon shape on the lid with the cream shadow near the lashes, starting from the inner eye and reaching about a third of the way out.

3. Fill in the half circle with the cream shadow.

4. Dab on some lip balm. Stay hydrated, friends.

Photographer: Jaesung Lee
Style Editor: Alyssa Shapiro
Makeup Artist: Dana Rae
Hair Stylist: Jason Murillo
Model: Sandra Rieder (Muse)

Want more how-to action? Click here to get extra sultry, pretty gal lashes + matching pout. Or here for the ultimate cool girl hair. 

Get the Hottest Beauty Look from the Spring Runways Right Now

What was the biggest beauty trend we saw on the spring runways? Braids. Middle-parted plaits, cornrows, French…. they were all over the place, everywhere, and we liked it. For an updo that feels both cool and lady, we turn to Bibhu Mohapatra, whose models wore personalized variations on the look — that means you can be on trend, and still do you.

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Gather your supplies. You’ll need:
Hair gel, like Bumble and bumble’s Bb.gel
Shine spray, like Bumble and bumble’s shine on finishing spray
Bobby pins (a bunch of ’em)
Comb
Hair tie

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The Steps

1. Start with damp hair, working a dime to quarter sized squeeze of gel from roots to ends.

2. Separate out the top portion of hair, and from that, use the comb to section off hair to the desired plait or cornrow sections — whatever suits you best!

3. Start a French braid close to the forehead, continuing back along the section and to the end of the hair. Pin it in place for now. Repeat for however many sections you’ve created.

4. Comb the lower portion of hair into a low ponytail, securing with a hair tie. Wrap the loose end o the pony around the base, and secure it with bobby pins.

5. Wrap the loose braids from the top section around the bun you’ve created with the low ponytail, and pin into place.

6. Finish with shine spray to keep the style in place and looking fresh.

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Photographer: Jaesung Lee
Style Editor: Alyssa Shapiro
Hair Stylist: Jason Murillo

Makeup Artist: Dana Rae
Models: Chloe Wheatcroft and Sandra Rieder (Muse)

Chloe wears Infinite Tusk choker by Gabriela Artigas and edge cotton soft bra by Cosabella. Sandra wears the 14K Yellow Infinite Hook earring by Gabriela Artigas and Talco convertible logo soft bra by Cosabella.