From Hugo Boss' nude nails to Victoria Beckham's top knot, these Fashion Week trends upgrade your workout look
The Hottest NYFW Beauty Trends to Take to the Gym
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Whether we admit it or not, we all like to look at least halfway decent at the gym—and probably at least check a mirror on the way out the door. What if you find yourself running next to a cute guy on the treadmills? Or, more realistically, are heading straight to brunch or drinks after your sweat sesh? That said, it’s not like you want to say, “I tried hard to look glam this morning” either. Falsies, fuschia lip color, and glitter can all stay home!
It’s nice to look pretty and subdued—something we saw a lot at NYFW this week, which proved a little goes a long way. You don’t have to wait until fall to grab these looks either. These beauty trends we spotted can take you from the runway to the gym right now. (Can't get enough of NYFW? Then you must see these 6 Big Fitness Moments at Fashion Week.)
Photo: Chris Gelinas
Nude Nails at Hugo Boss
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Although you could sport a bright pink or red mani to the gym and not many would bat an eye, we love the minimalist neutral nails at Hugo Boss. Nail guru Tracylee used the palest sheer pink with Smith & Cult’s ultra-shiny Ghost Edit ($18; samandcult.com) for this look, starting with a coat of Basis of Everything ($18; smithandcult.com) and sealing with Above It All ($18; smithandcult.com). Not only does it provide a chic gloss that looks good anytime, it also camouflages chips so you don’t have to re-polish quite as often.
Dewy Skin at Vera Wang
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Your skin is going to get a little sheen as you sweat, anyway (which is great!)—might as well walk into your workout sporting that gym-ready look—a la the models at Vera Wang. Make-up artist Lucia Pieroni nabbed that dewy glow with Clè de Peau Beautè’s Radiant Fluid Foundation ($125; cledepeaubeaute.com) and Luminizing Face Enhancer in Delicate Pink ($95; cledepeaubeaute.com). So simple, so pretty.
Photo: Vera Wang
Twisted Knots at Victoria Beckham
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Can’t decide between a bun and a ponytail to pull your hair back? Make like Victoria Beckham’s models and work a sweet twist. Redken creative consultant Guido Palau simply made a knot with the girls’ strands, yet left ends loose for an easy, hybrid take on a couple classic ‘dos. Equally functional as a pony or chignon, just way cooler.
Natural Flushes at Ralph Lauren
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You know that lit-from-within flush you get at the gym that everyone tries to recreate without breaking a sweat? Now you can nab it, inspired by Tom Pecheux’s Ralph Lauren runway look, where he applied a little bit of highlighter and bronzer to get the golden-peach glow he described as “very, very natural—like a cowgirl in Montana who doesn’t spend too much time on her makeup,” according to WWD. (We agree with the whole not-too-much time sentiment.) For a similar style, try MAC Pro Longwear Blush in Blush All Day ($26; maccosmetics.com). Walk into the gym looking gorgeous, walk out looking gorgeous. Gotta love that. (Keep your makeup looking flawless at all times with these 15 Ways to Sweat-Proof Your Beauty Routine.)
Peachy, Glossy Lips at Rachel Comey
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Lip color brightens up your entire face—but at gym time, it just needs to enhance your pout’s natural hue, not rock a whole new shade (this is not the time for violets, ladies!). Take a cue from Rachel Comey, TOME, and Rodarte, who all opted for NARS forthcoming Lip Gloss shade Chelsea Girls. We’ll have to wait until July to get our hands on that, as it launches pre-fall, but, in the meantime, you can get a similar hue with NARS' light guava-colored Chihuahua ($26; narscosmetics.com).
Photo: Rachel Comey
Luminous Complexions at Chris Gelinas
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There’s something that screams “woke up like this” when you’re sporting a subtly varied, entirely neutral complexion—as long as it glistens and glows, doesn’t look matte and flat. Copy the whole look from Chris Gelinas’ show for that, courtesy of make-up artist Dominique Samuel, who used a plethora of Maybelline products: Face Studio Master Prime Blur + Illuminate with Dream Wonder Fluid Touch ($11; maybelline.com) for skin, Master Glaze Glisten Blush Stick in Just Pinched Pink ($10; maybelline.com) on cheeks, and The NUDES Palette ($12; maybelline.com) with Color Tattoo 24-Hour Cream Gel Shadow in Bad to the Bronze ($7; maybelline.com). Lastly, he dabbed on Daringly Nude lip color ($8; maybelline.com) and lightly feathered out brows with Eye Studio Brow Drama ($8; maybelline.com) for a defined, perfectly undone appearance.
Photo: Chris Gelinas
Wake-Up Lashes at Jason Wu
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If you’re working out in the AM, you might be a little sleepy-eyed when you roll out of bed and head out... which is why you shouldn’t hesitate to apply a touch of mascara before you leave, just like Jason Wu’s models were rocking earlier this week. Make-up artist Diane Kendal did a quick lash curl with Lancome’s Le Curler ($23; lancome-usa.com), followed up by a coat of the brand’s Grandiose Mascara ($32; lancome-usa.com). Just skip your lower lashes. No need for a post-sweat raccoon eye! (Fashion Week isn't the only place to snag beauty trends from. Check out these 10 Celebrity Hairstyles and Makeup Looks to Steal from the Red Carpet.)
Photo: Jason Wu