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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NYFW Trend: Edgy, Dark Spring Beauty from butter LONDON #bLxNYFW


If there’s one thing we learned backstage at NYFW S/S 2016, it’s that the days of subtle spring beauty looks are officially OUT and bolder colors,  edgier look are IN.  Rebellious, dark makeup, hair and nails were all over the runways – setting the scene for a no-rules, dark-vibes for springtime. 

Among the pros at NYFW was Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador, who created bold makeup and nail looks for top shows like Creatures of the Wind, Nicole Miller, Tadashi Shoji and new designer MONSE Maison.  The biggest trend was cool, sexy black – COTW and Nicole Miller two big trendsetters - while the free-spirited nails at Tadashi brought new meaning to ombre and the makeup at MONSE redefined how to wear black liner. 

What Katie says: “Spring beauty this season isn’t about playing by the rules. Black nails and edgy details are going to be a trend for spring. Skin and lips will stay fresh, so the focus stays on bold eyes, goth nails and perfectly-imperfect rebellious hair.”



Designer: Creatures of the Wind

Lead Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes

The Scoop: Simple yet bold, the nail look was inspired by the punk vibe of the collection. Four high-shine nail colors were assigned to models based upon their look. Toes were kept a simple, bold black.

Products: Nail Lacquer in Cotton Buds (white), Nail Lacquer in Skive (NEW cobalt for Spring ’16), Nail Lacquer in Union Jack Black (black) or Nail Lacquer in Cheeky Chops (yellow). 

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Designer: Nicole Miller

Lead Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes

The Scoop: The graphic, splatter-effect nail art featured a pop of color that mimics the bold street art and graffiti patterns found throughout the collection.

Products: Nail Lacquer in Cotton Buds, Nail Lacquer in Union Jack Black, Nail Lacquer in Easy Peasy (NEW – launching in April ‘16)

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Designer: MONSE Maison

Lead Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes

The Scoop: The makeup look was inspired by the moody, sexy and relaxed detailing of the collection. To offset the bold look, the nail was kept sleek, muted and polished.


EYES: Smoke Stick in Night Shift (Matte Black smoke shade), ShadowClutch Duo in Up All Night (black shade), Double Decker Mascara (NEW Spring ‘16)

SKIN: Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder, Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher, Laura Mercier, Skyn Iceland Facial Mist

BROWS: MAC Brow Set in Clear

LIPS: butter LONDON Plush Rush Lipstick in Buzzed (NEW Spring ‘16), butter LONDON Plush Rush Lipstick in Free (NEW Spring ‘16)

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