It's a wrap for Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week. Over the past week-and-a-half, we braved the tents to get the best hair and makeup tips, glimpsed the upcoming products for Spring, and interviewed the experts. See the best shots from our backstage adventures, and be sure to follow us on Instagram (@bellasugar) for all your beauty needs.
At New York Fashion Week, bold brows, minimal makeup, and experimenting with color were all makeup themes for Spring 2013. Whether it's showing off natural, full eyebrows or accenting the eyes with a pop of bright color, here's everything you need to know about these on-trend looks for next season. On Kirbie: Rebecca Taylor.
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler have a certain girl in mind when they design their clothes, and their beauty team follows suit with a one-of-a-kind look. This season, the Proenza girl had a '90s grunge edge that will have you embracing your second-day hair.
The look: Kinked and creased hair, feathered eyebrows, skin-like nails.
The inspiration: Kurt Cobain's stringy mop of hair.
Who would wear it: The Kate Moss-esque girl emerging from a dark nightclub at dawn.
The Spring 2013 collection from Marc Jacobs channeled quintessential mod girl Edie Sedgwick. Redken lead hairstylist Guido created a retro look for models to wear, where hair was deep-parted and pulled back into a heavily texturized ponytail. The eyes were the main standout, however, with strong brows and bare lips courtesy of Nars. See how the '60s-inspired look came to life backstage before the big show.
The Renaissance, Aboriginal art, horror movies, and now the Middle Ages: the Mulleavy sisters always pull from an unexpected inspiration. For Spring 2013, the look was more tough than pretty.
The look: Slick hair on a diagonal part, shiny eyes, waxy nails, and pewter ear cuffs
The inspiration: Modern medieval
Who would wear it: Former Ren Faire girls who moved to the big city
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Headbands and barrettes made a big comeback last season, and they're still going strong. Only now, top hairstylists are adorning sleek ponytails with one very unexpected touch — glossy tape. Yep, you read that right.
Hairstylist Guido stuck strips of shiny black or white tape over the parts in models' hair at Alexander Wang's Spring show. Electrical or scrapbooking tape from stores like Home Depot work just as well, says hairstylist Nathaniel Hawkins. Call it a cheaper, vegan-friendly take on the leather ponytail trend. Hawkins's steps to pulling it off:
At Marc by Marc Jacobs, models epitomized carefree, chic, Summer-in-the-city style. Hair was swept off the face with a bright headscarf, and the eyes were coated with a glossy mix of sandy beige and black for a cool contrast. See it come together backstage in today's Beauty Beat.
Even though they left the beauty in the hands of professionals at Nanette Lepore, the hair and makeup were meant to look like the models were preening themselves. And this time, the techniques were so easy to do, they probably could have.
The look: Bold pastel eyes, a textured ponytail, and flesh-toned polish.
The inspiration: A postmodern picnic.
Who would wear it: The ponytail fanatic looking for a funky take on the undo.
As much as Fashion Week is about the clothes, there are plenty of standout beauty looks to accompany them. We connected with celebrities, designers, and top models behind the scenes on what keeps them fresh-faced, bright-eyed, and perfectly coiffed during this biannual, weeklong adventure in New York City. See which hairstyles Lauren Conrad is skilled at creating herself, the iconic hair spray Olivia Palermo can't live without, along with a few top tips from Victoria's Secret models.
Betsey Johnson is a one-of-a-kind character, and in her Spring 2013 retrospective show, her models followed suit. Betsey celebrated her 70th birthday with the help of Cyndi Lauper and a look back at her vintage designs. And the beauty look was just as whimsical as you'd expect. See what happens when you mix Betsey Johnson hair with Cindy Crawford's mole and Jessica Rabbit's lipstick.
The look: Fish-eye eyeliner, crimped hair, and sparkling red nails (and matching lips).
The inspiration: American icons, pin-up girls, and cartoons.
Who would wear it: Betsey Johnson.