Sep 12, 2013 11:10AM

New York Fashion Week 2013: Beauty Round-Up

Flashing lights and mascara-free looks.

So many looks, so little time. NYFW 2013 saw a new wave of beauty encroach on the typically high-impact looks that fashion month is all about. We're talking zero mascara. "Zero mascara?!" we hear you say, "how ever will we manage?" Let the ladies of Altuzarra, Victoria Beckham, Rodarte, Marc By Marc Jacobs and Prabal Gurung show you how it's done — with a little help from Oyster's resident beauty guru, Nella van Veenendaal.

Prabal Gurung
A bubblegum pink sex-lip was created by Charlotte Tilbury for Prabal Gurung. The lip was over-drawn and over-the-top, inspired by an Irving Penn interpretation of volume. The eyes were flicked using a coffee coloured pencil, leaving lashes naked.

MAC Lipstick in Saint Germain $36.00

Soft powder-white eyes paired with a strong matte red lip was Altuzarra’s take on the theme of ‘Purity’. This definition of purity was a sexy snow-white babe wearing a revealing, unbuttoned blouse and thigh-high skirt, taking a bite out of a poisoned apple. 

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl $39.00

Marc By Marc Jacobs
It was all about the eyes at Marc By Marc Jacobs — an opaque wash of blue covered the eyes from the lash line up to the brow, with not much else on the face. There was also a twist of sharp shootin’ little Annie Oakley, with models decked in cute neck scarves.

CK One Color Gloss Eyecolor in Vivid $25.00

The Rodarte girls are really into graphic art and scorpions right now, so makeup for their show inolved contoured skin teamed with a heavy black flicked eye. As for the hair, contrasting hair pieces were sprayed with tribal designs placed into the back section, and were topped off with a white backwards cap. 
Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Eye Liner in Black $52.00
Victoria Beckham
Off duty ballerinas sippin’ on a vanilla lattes — oops! she has forgotten to take off her headband and some remnants of the day’s makeup remain. That was pretty much the look at Victoria Beckham. Eyes were covered in a light coffee-coloured, gloss, contouring the socket and taking it onto the lower lash line with tamed brows and yet another mascara-free runway look.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Sand Dune $44.00