The Raddest Fashion Week Beauty Trends Aren't On The Runway

Photographed by Joanna Totolici.
There will always be a fresh, wild, can't-look-away-from beauty trend to sweep the runways at New York Fashion Week. Some will leave you rushing to the salon (like the rad orbit nails happening now), while others will make you thankful you're not a professional model (like head-to-toe blue body paint, for example). But at the end of the day, the most wearable looks aren't floating down the runway — they're strutting through the front door.
Yesterday was the last day of New York Fashion Week and the coolest showgoers attended the S/S 2019 shows in a mix of summer and fall beauty combinations that felt nothing if not au courant. Summery blonde box braids were grounded with deep red lips, sporty ponytails balanced with fresh peach cheeks, and there were enough sharp hairstyles to make you a believer in the power of the part.
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Click ahead for all the chicest looks from NYFW — then check back for our coverage of all the newest styles to inspire you over the next month.
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Temper bold fashion trends — like these floral doorknockers — with a sporty pony and fresh, natural makeup.
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Protective styles, like box braids, make for faster fall mornings — and so does a slick of crimson lipstick and a pair of killer shades.
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If you buy one thing (actually two things) this season, make it a pair of big earrings and a bold lipstick.
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Nothing, and we mean nothing, updates an everyday look quite like a razor-sharp part.
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With gold weaving through her locs and cheekbone highlight, this attendee is glowing on a whole other level.
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You can never, ever go wrong with a classic cat-eye.
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Repeat after me: I will not let the changing seasons prevent me from finally trying candy-colored hair.
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Remember what we said about a strong center part? It makes loose waves look sharp and chic, too.
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A boss bun perfect for girls who run the world.
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There's a reason why matching your lips and tips will always be cool — it makes your whole look feel polished and purposeful.
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Drop-dead gorgeous proof that monochrome makeup is alive and well.
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Berry stained lips look even prettier when paired with a healthy amount of rosy blush and champagne highlighter.
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Matching your lips to your outfit is an instant mood booster; just try to have a "blah" day in this statement-making look.
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And just like that, a zig-zag part totally changes the look of two braids.
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Go ahead and print this photo to take to your brow artist. We'll wait.
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Ribbons are still happening, folks, so tie one over your elastic to make your bedhead pony instantly charming...
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Or rope a friend into helping you weave it through a twisted-back braid.
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Fuck the rules! Rosy liquid lipstick makes this all-white look even cooler — especially after Labor Day.
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Proof that hours in the salon pay off when your technicolor hair truly is the only accessory you need.
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Crimson color is made even edgier thanks to thick baby bangs.
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When in doubt, reach for big hoops and liquid liner.
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If your hair is already lightened, you can do a wash of pink faster than it takes to complete a treatment mask.
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Upside-down blue liner ruled 2017 — and it's not going anywhere soon.
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You can score a velvet ribbon at any fabric shop for pennies — making it the cheapest, and chicest, trend to try this season.
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The higher the hair, the closer to the fashion gods.
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Stop hiding your bobby pins, and instead make them the main event...
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Provided you can find four (we're still looking for one), bobby pins are the easiest way to dress up a low bun.
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Pair brick red lips with no-makeup makeup for a modern look that goes from breakfast to drinks.
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Have we mentioned the power of a sharp part yet?
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Contrasting primary colors is the boldest, freshest trick in the book.
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A cut so sharp, she could cut a photographer's lens.
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Wrap a small section of hair around the base of your ponytail braid for a 10-minute style upgrade that fits right into the fanciest show in town.
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Stained lips with a matching cheek flush are made even cooler with a dainty septum ring.
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Red lips were all over the streets this year and, while it's tough to play favorites, we love this bright crimson the most.
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Blink and you might miss the killer detail of this fishtail updo.
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