Mnz 4Jeremy scott 6

The Best Beauty From NYFW S/S '19

Mnz 4Rodarte backstage 5
Jeremy scott 6Eckhaus latta 15

Photographed by Tom Newton.

For one more season at least, beauty looks were the stars of New York Fashion Week. S/S '19 showcased endless swatches of color with models in cropped pastel haircuts, dramatically long nails, vibrant blush, heads full of living greenery and florals... Tom went, saw, took notes—and lots and lots of photos. Scroll through for your own viewing pleasure and just try to pick a favorite.

Eckhaus latta 15

Tom Ford

Tom ford ss 18 51
Tom ford ss 18 192
Tom ford ss 18 43
Tom ford ss 18 204
Tom ford ss 18 65
Tom ford ss 18 116
Tom ford ss 18 127
Tom ford ss 18 138
Tom ford ss 18 149
Tom ford ss 18 310
Tom ford ss 18 1611
Tom ford ss 18 2212
Tom ford ss 18 2113
Tom ford ss 18 814
Tom ford ss 18 915
Tom ford ss 18 1016

I like that you can always trust Tom to just do himself—this man has been sending smoky eyes down the runway for longer than some of these models have been alive. He knows what he likes and, luckily for him, I don't think smoky eyes will ever be a bad choice. These ones by Diane Kendal were beautiful. Each model's felt a little different; some had a sheen of gloss over top, some were super blended, some had more gold, some had a strong liner along the lash line. Orlando Pita did the hair. Headwraps again... nude and blush fabric with the tails hanging behind made the makeup stand out even more.

Models wore Tom Ford Versatile Traceless Stick Foundation as a base, Shade & Illuminate highlighter on the high points of the face, Cheek Color in 06 Inhibition, Boys & Girls Lip Color Sheer in 29 Ava on the lips, Eye Color Quad in 01 Golden Mink and Brow Sculptor to finish the look.

Eckhaus Latta

Eckhaus latta 51
Eckhaus latta 62
Eckhaus latta 283
Eckhaus latta 94
Eckhaus latta 105
Eckhaus latta 126
Eckhaus latta 37
Eckhaus latta 158
Eckhaus latta 149
Eckhaus latta 1310
Eckhaus latta 2711
Eckhaus latta 2612
Eckhaus latta 213
Eckhaus latta 714
Eckhaus latta 815
Eckhaus latta 316
Eckhaus latta 2117
Eckhaus latta 1718
Eckhaus latta 1919
Eckhaus latta 2920
Eckhaus latta 2321

This show was in a giant old factory in Bushwick: Endless windows, vintage cards, children running around. After Tom Ford, it was nice to see a more bizarre showcasing of beauty. Hairstylist Holli Smith was inspired by Meisel photos from the '90s—which may be the new Kate-Moss-in-the-'90s inspiration board—but I'm HERE for it. Unfinished, blunt looking haircuts. Holli didn't want to do any actual cuts (thank god) so she decided to go another route using extensions—and that was the look. It was fun to shoot—like shooting a haircut—odd but beautiful. Kanako Takase is out here as the lead makeup artist for so many amazing shows now (her editorial work is magic too). Here, she did a really strong skin highlight and then on a handful of models created a marbled lip with MAC Lipglass and pure Kryolan Pigments, playing with the contrast between the two.

Holli Smith used an ample amount of Redken Guts 10 Volumizing Spray and Waves 07 Sea Salt Spray from roots to ends, and dried down with a Dyson hair dryer.


Kith 21
Kith 12
Kith 123
Kith 54
Kith 105
Kith 116
Kith 67
Kith 78
Kith 89
Kith 310
Kith 411
Kith 1312
Kith 1413
Kith 1514
Kith 1615

Another very different show. There were more skater boys than there were models in makeup, so that felt new. And they were showing three different looks: one where the guys had some light contouring and the women wore big black graphic cat eyes; one where everyone was bronzed up in a way to look a little dirty; and one where the guys got nothing and the women got some mascara and a little gloss.

Makeup artist Grace Lee used Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Sleek Onyx and and Volum’ Express mascara on the eyes. The models also wore Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation, Facestudio Master Contour Stick, Brow Precise Micro Eyebrow Pencil and Great Lash Clear on the brows, and SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nude Liquid Lipstick and Shine Compulsion Lipstick in Baddest Beige on top.

Jeremy Scott

Jeremy scott 51
Jeremy scott 62
Jeremy scott 73
Jeremy scott 104
Jeremy scott 95
Jeremy scott 86
Jeremy scott 37
Jeremy scott 28
Jeremy scott 19
Jeremy scott 410

Yes, another glitter lip, but this one was done a little differently. Kabuki started with Ardell Lash Glue and actual pink metallic foil straight on the lips, and then he packed on a bunch of glitter on top. This stuff stayed.

Hairstylist Eugene Souleiman used the GHD Platinum Styler, Diffuser, and Curve Classic Curl Iron. Makeup artist Kabuki used MAC Studio Fix Fluid and Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze on the face. Then he applied a MAC lip pencil in Edge To Edge, and Dazzleshadow Liquid in Love Yourself, with pink glitter on top.

Brandon Maxwell

Brandon maxwell 11
Brandon maxwell 22

I really wanted the little Friday Night Lights instrumental theme to be on repeat here...they had pink yeti coolers, cheeseburgers for catering, beer, and a fake sunset step-and-repeat backstage—and the makeup look contrasted all of that. It felt very pink and overly done, but it was beautiful! Tom Pecheux used Brandon's MAC collaboration: a pink gloss, a pink blush, a peachy eyeshadow and a purple liner to make these Barbie-like faces.

Models wore MAC Powder Blush in Pinch O’ Peach and Pink Swoon blended together with the Hyper Real Glow Palette in Shimmy Peach (available February 2019), with Lipglass/Brandon Maxwell in Baby B mixed with Cremesheen Glass in Pagoda on the lips, defined with a lip pencil in Whirl. On the eyes, models wore Kajal in Flourish Me Beautiful, Dot’s Dots/Brandon Maxwell in Magic Mawmaw and Powder Blush in Pink Swoon blended together. Iridescent Powder in Silver Dusk was applied in the corners of the eyes and as a cheekbone highlight.

Mansur Gavriel

Mansur gavriel 101
Mansur gavriel 12
Mansur gavriel 53
Mansur gavriel 44
Mansur gavriel 35
Mansur gavriel 26
Mansur gavriel 67
Mansur gavriel 88
Mansur gavriel 99
Mansur gavriel 710

Makeup artist Romy Soleimani kept skin matte and peachy. Eyes were accented with Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in shades of yellow or blue, or sometimes with nothing at all. The hair had little daisies in it, and there were these amazing ceramics and cakes backstage. So dreamy.

Hairstylist Laurent Philippon sprayed air-dried hair with Bumble and Bumble Prep and added texture with Surf Spray. Accessorized with fresh daisies stuck on with eyelash glue.


Rodarte backstage 131
Rodarte backstage 152
Rodarte backstage 143
Rodarte backstage 44
Rodarte backstage 75
Rodarte backstage 86
Rodarte backstage 37
Rodarte backstage 108
Rodarte backstage 99
Rodarte backstage 1210
Rodarte backstage 1111
Rodarte backstage 1812
Rodarte backstage 613
Rodarte backstage 514
Rodarte backstage 215
Rodarte backstage 116
Rodarte backstage 1717
Rodarte backstage 1618
Rodarte backstage 1919

More greenery in the hair! This time it was colored roses. I wanted to steal the leftover baby blue ones so bad. The backstage took place in a church-school room, across from the marble cemetery in the East Village where the models walked. On such a dreary day, it felt magical to be here. James Kaliardos used Nars to make color-blocked eyes and flushed cheeks—the yellow was a shade called Douro, which reminded me of the way Imani does her makeup. The blue was called Baby Jane and looked so endlessly beautiful, and the red lip on everyone was Don't Stop.

Hairstylist Odile Gilbert used Sultra After Hours Clipless Curling Wands in 1-inch and 1.5-inch rotated away from the face. Models wore Morgan Taylor polish shades Could Have Foiled Me, Give Me Gold, and No Way Rosé by Eichi Matsunaga.

Proenza Schouler

Proenza schouler 91
Proenza schouler 102
Proenza schouler 83
Proenza schouler 74
Proenza schouler 65
Proenza schouler 56
Proenza schouler 47
Proenza schouler 28
Proenza schouler 19
Proenza schouler 310
Proenza schouler 1211
Proenza schouler 1112
Proenza schouler 1413
Proenza schouler 1314

This was the first time I saw Lisa Eldridge backstage heading up a show, and she made everyone's skin look so good. There were so many different concealer shades used on each model—at least four, which kept anyone from getting "foundation face." The highlighter was actually skincare—Lancôme's Advanced Génifique Serum and Light Pearl eye cream. Holli did beautiful slick-but-loose hair, pulled away from the face.

Hairstylist Holli Smith used Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray and Oribe Gel Serum, and dried the hair using a Dyson Supersonic hair dryer with a diffuser. Lisa Eldridge used Proenza Schouler for Lancôme Lip Kajal in Pink Chroma, with Sourcils Styler and Définicils mascara on the eyes. Models also wore Lancôme Le Vernis in Pure Nude.

Gypsy Sport

Gypsy sport 71
Gypsy sport 82
Gypsy sport 93
Gypsy sport 104
Gypsy sport 65
Gypsy sport 26
Gypsy sport 57
Gypsy sport 38
Gypsy sport 49
Gypsy sport 110

You had a whole spectrum of everything here. MAC glitter takes center stage at so many different kinds of shows every year, and here it was used as highlighter on the cheeks, lids, and under the eyes. Green, mauve and purple complemented with a matte brown eyeshadow on a few. Laurent from Bumble and Bumble did the hair, playing off lots of different textures and protective styles, keeping with this season's plant-life theme.

Maryam Nassir Zadeh

Mnz 31
Mnz 12
Mnz 23
Mnz 54
Mnz 75
Mnz 86
Mnz 107
Mnz 118
Mnz 129
Mnz 610
Mnz 911
Mnz 412

I LOVE Maryam Nassir Zadeh. Fight me if you don't! Beauty wasn't sponsored—just Mark Carrasquillo playing around. Custom lip colors for each model, as directed and adjusted by Maryam. My favorite was the pale fuschia she wore herself. Some women had a lilac blue shadow from Viseart blended on the outside corners of their lids. The products used were all Kryolan and Maquillage de Professional palettes.

Savage x Fenty

Fenty savage 11
Fenty savage 42
Fenty savage 53
Fenty savage 64
Fenty savage 25
Fenty savage 36
Fenty savage 77

The makeup and hair teams backstage here weren't the typical NYFW ones, they were all from Rihanna's team. Her longtime hair man Yusef used Oribe, and makeup artists Priscilla Ono and Hector Espinal used Fenty Beauty on each model's face. Everyone was different, everything was dreamy, everyone glowed, everyone had fun.

Marc Jacobs

Marc jacobs 11
Marc jacobs 42
Marc jacobs 23
Marc jacobs 34
Marc jacobs 95
Marc jacobs 76
Marc jacobs 117
Marc jacobs 108
Marc jacobs 59
Marc jacobs 810

Easter egg hair, and eyeshadows. Diane Kendal did these color wash lids using powdery shadows that come out from Marc's line soon. Pretty bare faces otherwise. She grounded the lids—which matched some of the model's hair—with a dark Highliner on the lash line and some Marc Jacobs mascara.