23 New York Fashion Week Fall 2020 Beauty Looks That (Almost) Upstaged the Clothes

While the 2020 Oscar red carpet was a great source of beauty inspo, the makeup, hair and nail art at New York Fashion Week Fall 2020 are giving us all the feels. After all, if there’s one fashion week where beauty pros and designers are willing to mix things up, it’s New York. And there was a surprising amount of New York Fashion Week Fall 2020 beauty looks that will actually work IRL.

Take all the low and high ponytails with some even coming with a delightful twist. We’re even willing to try dyeing a few strands pink and teal a la Christian Siriano. But the baby bangs and sculpted baby hairs may be harder to pull off. Not to mention the wrapped strands at Area.

On the makeup front, red lips ruled. But the application techniques varied from blurred to negative space. The eye makeup was a bit more extreme. We’re talking gold leaf accents, colorful wings, dripping liner and separated lashes. And one makeup artist even opted to add some bling to models’ brows.

The nail art was just as eye-catching. We especially loved the heavily embellished digits at Alice + Olivia, the bright blue bases at Chromat and the wine-colored manis at Oscar de la Renta. And the gold foil stiletto nails at The Blonds were a sight to behold.

In case you missed any of the action, we’ve rounded up the best New York Fashion Week Fall 2020 beauty looks you simply have to see. Feel free to take a more piecemeal approach when experimenting with these looks because negative space liner, slick strands and flashy nails may be a little much to rock all at once, even on the weekends.

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