Mishal Cazmi
Mishal Cazmi

#NYFW Beauty: Five Things To Get Excited About For Spring 2017

New York Fashion Week just wrapped up and there’s tons of beauty inspo to take away. I know editors get excited about fall makeup looks but I’ve always loved spring beauty. Here are five things to get excited about for spring 2017.

Glossy lids rule
Yes, glossy eyes have been an on-again, off-again trend for a while now, but this time around, they don’t just look wet for wetness sake. The glossiness actually serves a purpose and makes you look more awake. And best of all, you don’t have to use your clear gloss to MacGyver the look. Backstage at Jenny Packham, Bobbi Brown revealed brand new eye glosses she’ll be launching next spring. They’ll come in three shades with a longwearing formula that’ll make sure they’ll stay put. How do we get on the wait list?

Neutrals for your toes is A-OK
At Oscar de la Renta, Michelle Saunders went for a neutral hue for feet with Essie Polish in ‘Spin the Bottle’ and one coat of ‘Mademoiselle’ on top. “There’s something extremely comforting about a nude pedicure and you really won’t know that feeling until you try it,” she explained. And at Monique Lhullier, Julie Kandalec used two coats of Essie Polish in ‘ador-a-ble,’ a sheer white on toes (but don’t worry; it wasn’t all sugary sweet because the models wore a deep red on fingers).


Lip masks are the new sheet masks
At Erin Fetherston, sheet masks were yesterday’s news. Instead, all the models were prepped with lip masks. They used Skyn Iceland’s new Plumping Lip Gel for ten minutes before going into makeup. “Lips are like eyes. Everyone has their lip issues, whether you want fuller lips, they’re chapped or you feel like you have a lot of lines. It addresses all those concerns,” explained brand founder Sarah Kugelman backstage.


Glitter is still big for spring
Glitter continues its world domination. Except this time, it’s taken a more elegant turn. We saw it in soft, painterly washes and used in little hits around the face, almost like a highlighter. Case in point: Alice & Olivia where Sarah Lucero created a lavender eye using a shimmery liquid eyeshadow that Stila will be launching early next year. Consider it glitter for the minimalist (yes, that’s pretty much an oxymoron).


More balms, less lipsticks all around
Bright lipsticks were noticeably absent on the runway. Instead of bold pops of colour, what you got was a slightly enhanced version of the model’s own natural lip colour as seen at Vivienne Tam. If you’re low key, this is your season. You get to keep it in neutral territory with flesh-toned lipsticks and tinted balms.