I'm calling it: smudgy makeup is the biggest beauty trend of the season. Paired with dewy hydrated skin, it's one of the easiest looks to recreate. You don't even need a brush (your fingers will do just fine), and you can use any kind of product, whether it's powder, cream, glitter, or pencil. It's the new way to have fun with beauty and look (literally) effortless.
If you haven't already seen Part 1 of our NYFW beauty challenge, go check it out, and make sure you read our interview with the beauty brains behind Victor Glemaud's Fall '22 show. Feel free to recreate any of the looks from either articles and add them here to participate in the challenge!
Now on to more trends I've been seeing on the NYFW runways.
Smudged makeup is everywhere, from the eyes at Eckhaus Latta and Collina Strada, to the blurred lips at Elena Velez. It's the perfect look for those of us (me) who never mastered the art of blending—because the entire point is for it to look thrown on, rushed, and imperfect.
Classics are classic for a reason. Dewy skin + red lip + black winged liner = the French Girl look. It's always been in and always will be. Sleek your hair back and slap on a red lip for an instantly classic look.
You've seen bleached brows, but have you seen blue brows? Well, if you participated in our matchy-matchy challenge, you might of—but it's still a rarity to see a bare face with bold blue brows like Teddy Quinlivan for Bach Mai. At No Sesso, models were mostly bare faced with blush draped cheeks.
CHALLENGE: Recreate any runway look from the NYFW Fall 2022 shows and we'll give you 20 coins! Four winners (that's right, 4!!) will get 100 coins. One only entry per person will be counted, and you have until February 28th to add your review. Feel free to pick shows that weren't featured in this roundup, you can find them all on Vogue Runway.