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Spring 2017 Fashion Forecast: Bare Beauty

Every Fashion Week we look to the runway for inspiration. For many designers, street style influences the next runway trend and vice versa. We look for new trends and excuses to ditch the old ones. Though Fashion Week is not yet over in New York – and fashion month is just beginning – we did notice one surprisingly simple beauty trend. This year, we saw a lot of bare faces.

This is different than the no makeup makeup seen at the Oscar de la Renta show. The goal here is that your makeup should be minimal and natural so that your skin looks flawless. With no makeup makeup there is still 12 steps. It’s deceptive how not simple no makeup makeup can be.

For Spring/Summer 2017, skin is in. Bravely bare skin. We’re talking about minimalist bare. The kind of bare that Céline ad campaigns are known for. These bare faces weren’t just seen at urban street style meets runway star Alexander Wang’s show. The boys at Proenza Schouler paired their bare faced beauties with sophisticated patterns, bold cutouts and statement earrings.


For some, leaving the house in tinted moisturizer and Carmex gives them as much anxiety as putting on lashes without ruining their makeup. NOON BY NOOR and Denibi Barcelona offered some makeup inspiration for those who want to keep a little color in their makeup routine. Denibi Barcelona paired a bright pink lip with an otherwise simple look. While NOON BY NOOR paired a nude colored lip with a simple vanilla liner on the top lid. (You can try this with your Secret Crush palette.) These tricks will add a hint or pop of color to make your bare face feel a little more done.

If you are brave enough to go bare, skincare is the key. It’s crucial to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize. Healthy skin is your best accessory.


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