5 Daring Beauty Looks We Want To Try From NYFW

New York Fashion Week is officially donezo, folks. We’ve caught up on sleep, and now we’re ready to take a non-hazy-eyed look back on fall’s biggest beauty trends. We saw everything from super sleek, edgy high buns to glam rockabilly pompadours, but there were certainly a few standout looks that inspired us to switch up our borecore day-to-day makeup routine. Check out the top five fearless beauty trends we need to try this fall below, but warning: only the daring need apply.

THE DOTTED CAT EYE

A look from the Anna Sui New York Fall 2012 Fashion Week show.
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Anna Sui’s fall show was filled with ’60s-inspired, mixed-print pieces with a dash of ’70s styling, which was perfectly reflected in the beauty look. She paired a deep-parted bouffant ’do with a killer blue cat eye that we can’t wait to try. Not only is the electric blue liquid liner enough to already turn some heads, but then she added a dot of color beneath her peepers for one hippie-meets-sex-kitten look. This may take hours of practice in the mirror before you can wear it out in public, but we think it’s totally worth it. DISCLAIMER: Stick to nudes and sheer glosses on the lips. Any bold color on your pout will compete with the eyes transforming the entire look from cute to crazy.

BOLD BRONZER

A look from the Rodarte New York Fall 2012 Fashion Week show.
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If you’re feeling extra cheeky, we recommend trying Rodarte’s too-tan bronzer look. They opted for a color at least three shades darker than the model’s skintone for an obviously sun-kissed cheek. This look only works if you keep it simple on the eyes and lips, and the darkness around the sides of your face will add contours you never thought you had before! If you’re feeling extra daring, take the bronzer up around your eyebrows for an incredibly dramatic makeup look.

FRIZZY HAIR

A look from the Alice + Olivia New York Fall 2012 Fashion Week show.
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Frizzy hair days suck, but Mara Hoffman is making us warm up to the idea of embracing our out-of-control curls. Her models sported center-parted, tucked-under ringlets with an Eye of Providence pendant headband. We like this romantic-yet-edgy take on haywire waves, and come summertime, you can bet your bottom dollar we’ll be trying this look out.

TRIPLE TONE EYE SHADOW

A look from the Prabal Gurung New York Fall 2012 Fashion Week show.
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Covering your lids in bright blue eye shadow seems super ’80s, but Prabal Gurung updated this look with metallic two-tone shades that go above and beyond anything we’ve tried before. The bright cerulean blue extends all the way up to the eyebrow, slowly fading into a soft teal. For the kicker, he added a touch of azure around the inner corners of the eye. Be sure to follow his lead by keeping the lips nude and cheeks totally bare. Perfect!

THE GLAM GOTH

A look from the Alice + Olivia New York Fall 2012 Fashion Week show.
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Dark lips are back for fall, but this time with a twist. At Alice + Olivia, we spotted all the models sporting a blood red pout paired with an equally dramatic eye and pale skin for an entirely goth meets glam girl look. Last season we let the lips do all the talking, but now it’s an overall moody makeup look that we’re dying (heh) to try.

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