The Shock of Color | NYFW Fall/Winter 2019 Trends

The Shock of Color | NYFW Fall/Winter 2019 Trends
New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019-2020, has come and gone. Leaving behind a spectrum of new trends to choose from and a lingering atmosphere of creativity, for anyone looking to revel in it; including us. The clothes showcased on the runways will be talked about for the next few months, especially because of the ongoing controversies surrounding the ideals, that designers are choosing to portray. And whether it is possible to separate the ‘art’ from the actions of the ‘artist’. That being said, we at Ziba Beauty choose to focus on the beauty aspect of Fashion Week, which we think more clearly represents the ideals we want to see on the runway; including diversity, inclusivity and the celebration of talented makeup artists. In this post we’re talking all about the beauty trends we caught in action – specifically, in the eye and brow category!
While NYFW isn’t typically known for its beauty looks, things changed this year and we witnessed a certain eclectic edge strutting its way into the limelight. Why? Because if we’ve learnt anything from the explosion of the beauty industry in the last few years, it’s that it holds the power to change the language of the world, by questioning and challenging everything and delivering the product to back it up. It has blurred gender lines and even questions the legitimacy of it and is giving people some much-needed tools for self-empowerment. With that in mind – let’s jump right into our favorite trend from this season.
Many of the designers kept their models’ makeup looks relatively minimal, in classic NYFW style. Contrastingly, some designers had the makeup artists employ the full meaning of Fashion Week with what we want to call: The Shock of Color. Yes, believe it or not, we saw more color on the runways this season, than we have in a long time and think it has a lot to do with the current political and social climate. From bright eyeshadows to full-on painted eye masks, there appeared to be nothing short of magic on these particular runways. Not only did we see an explosion of color, but we also recognized a shift of tone/shades in the colors – moving away from the “new nudes” of last year, into a cacophony of bright pinks and pastels as well as earthy greens and deep purples. Plus, the splashes of color extend from the eye area and up through the brows in some looks. Colorful brows anyone?! What does this mean for us beauty lovers? Endless inspiration and the opportunity to get even more creative with our eye looks!

To give you oodles of inspiration, here are some of the most dynamic looks we found:

The Airbrush Effect | blended pigments and watercolor designs.


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The Glitter Effect | accenting these avant garde looks.


The Neon Diaries | bright splashes of color, bringing the eyes (and brows) to life.



Fun Fact: This eye-look was created with just a swipe of lipstick!

Who is totally inspired by these Shocks of Color and who thinks they’re never going to get off the runways and onto the streets? Are you going to be coloring in your brows any time soon? We’d love to know your thoughts and if you would try out any of these looks! Either way, the makeup artists all did an incredible job at NYFW and we couldn’t be more in awe of their talent.
Talk soon!
Ziba Beauty xo


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