New York Fashion Week’s Best Accessory? Skin Care!

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: A model backstage during Dr. Jart+ for SUNO Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show at The Gallery at Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Dr. Jart)

Models got a mini facial backstage courtesy of Korean brand Dr. Jart+ at SUNO’s spring/summer 2016 fashion show. Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Dr. Jart+.

 

For me, the cutting edge beauty looks coming down the runway are just as exciting as the clothes, bags and shoes. And while I certainly can’t incorporate every makeup trend spotted on the catwalk (purple eyebrows, anyone?), one growing trend I can get on board with is the incorporation of skin care as the foundation of an overall beauty look. In fact, during New York Fashion Week, which just wrapped, skin care was key in designer shows ranging from Oscar de la Renta to Ohne Titel, and nowhere more so than at Opening Ceremony and Suno, where influential skin care brand Dr. Jart+ provided mini facials to models prior to makeup application.

 

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: General view of atmosphere as seen during Dr. Jart+ for Opening Ceremony Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show on September 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Dr. Jart)

Kouka Webb wearing a Dr. Jart+ sheet mask backstage at Opening Ceremony’s spring/summer 2016 fashion show. Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Dr. Jart+.

 

It made sense that Dr. Jart+ — which is based in skin care-obsessed South Korea and was one of the first, if not the first, to introduce BB creams to the U.S. — would partner with designers to showcase how foundational hydrated and fresh skin is to any beauty regimen. To create a clean canvas, the experts at Dr. Jart+ cleansed models’ skin with Dermaclear Micro Water to remove makeup and excess oil (you know how many shows those models walk a day?). Then they applied a sheet mask, either the Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution Dermask to soothe and hydrate fatigued skin or the Micro Jet Clearing Solution Dermask, which controls blemishes and reduces irritation, depending on the model’s skin type. They finished skin prep with the Ceramidin Gel Cream, a super lightweight gel with encapsulated ceramides to restore lipids and prevent moisture loss.

 

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: A model backstage during Dr. Jart+ for SUNO Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show at The Gallery at Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Dr. Jart)

Model Mona Matsuoka gets unmasked backstage at SUNO’s spring/summer 2016 fashion show, courtesy of Dr. Jart+. Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Dr. Jart+.

 

At Ryan Roche, skin care was a big part of the beauty look, as well. There, Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com prepped skin with Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, an amazingly scented mist featuring natural essential oils of rose, as well as the line’s Moisture Replenishing Day Cream, finishing with the Rose Love Balm on the lips. But the pampering didn’t stop there. Depending on each model’s needs, Soleimani also applied Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Firming Face Oil, Rose Moisture Replenishing Day Cream, Herbal Recovery Advanced Eye Serum and/or Purely Bright Eye Correcting Cream.

Even M.A.C — the beauty brand known for their spot-on color products — started off their beauty looks with hydrated, supple skin. At Altuzarra, Tom Pecheux massaged M.A.C Studio Moisture Cream into skin before spritzing on Prep + Prime Fix+ to hydrate and provide a clean canvas for the show’s Georgia O’Keeffe-inspired “natural, artisanal, handmade” beauty look. Diane Kendall used M.A.C Oil Control Lotion to lightly hydrate while imparting a matte finish at Carolina Herrera, and at Prabal Gurung, she massaged Mineralize Charge Water into skin to restore moisture “and provide a supple feel.” James Kalliardos preferred the Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion to hydrate and refresh skin at Sally LaPointe, while at Libertine, Chantel Miller applied the gorgeously packaged Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula Softening Lotion all over models’ faces to instantly hydrate and soften before applying concealer as needed to perfect skin.

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