The Biggest Beauty Trends From NYFW Spring/Summer 2024

The makeup trends that emerge during fashion week help shape the trends we’ll be seeing for months to come—and this season, there is plenty of inspiration to sift through.

Courtesy of Brandon Maxwell Spring-Summer 2024.

Another New York Fashion Week is in the books. Like every season, spring-summer 2024 presented so many different looks. From dream-like motifs to deconstruction demos, NYFW showed us range. Even though each designer has a unique vision and signature aesthetic, there are some trends we couldn’t help but notice, especially in the makeup department.

Makeup artists gave us creative ideas for experimenting with colour by deviating from the conventional practises of using black ink to frame the eyes and a delicate blush on the cheeks. It turns out that wearing two complementing lipsticks is far more fun than wearing just one, and that wearing red (or yellow, or pink) instead of your regular neutral hue doesn’t appear as surprising as you would have thought. All of this season’s top cosmetic trends are refreshingly approachable and not only for the catwalk. The most popular makeup trends for spring 2024 are listed here.


Jason Wu’s beauty vision for this season was a mesmerising voyage into the world of shipwrecks, effortlessly steering fashion straight into the enchanting realm of Mermaidcore. The makeup and hair look he crafted for his models transported them to a place where the sea’s mysteries and allure meet the elegance of high fashion.

Jason Wu Spring 2024.


Experience the alluring beauty fad that has taken the world by storm! Ever heard of the no-makeup makeup look? If not, then it’s time to add it to your beauty repertoire. This makeup trend has been the rage since 2020, and it shows no sign of slowing down in 2021!

With numerous designers choosing to steer their runway looks towards minimalism, fresh-faced styles, and glowing skin, the no-makeup makeup look has become an irresistible force. Dion Lee and Proenza Schouler are renowned designers who chose to incorporate the barely-there aesthetic onto their runway shows, leaving everyone in awe of the effortless freshness achieved. The no-makeup trend often includes an array of neutral hues, light coverage foundation, cream blush, moisturising lip balm, and well-groomed eyebrows, delivering a radiant and natural glow that’s perfect for any setting. If you’re seeking a way to attain a radiant and polished look without the hassle, give the no-makeup makeup look a try – you won’t regret it!

Proenza Schouler Spring 2024.


While the timeless allure of a no-makeup makeup look continues to captivate beauty enthusiasts, there’s an exciting new twist on the horizon. The latest trend involves incorporating a daring burst of colour into your natural aesthetic. This unexpected addition can manifest itself in various ways, from vibrant eyeshadows taking centre stage on the Helmut Lang runway to the lips becoming a canvas for artistic expression in Sami Miro’s visionary concept. Imagine daring shades of electric blue, fiery red, or captivating hues that contrast beautifully with your skin tone.

Whether you’re accentuating your eyes or making a bold statement with your lips, this trend allows you to flaunt your individuality and showcase your inner creativity. Picture yourself with eyes accentuated by a mesmerising wash of brilliant colour or sporting lips that command attention with their striking, vibrant hue.

Helmut Lang Spring 2024.


As the allure of matte lips gradually fades, a new trend is taking the beauty world by storm – glowing, luscious lips. This season, instead of opting for the traditional matte finish, embrace glossy lips that add a radiant, youthful, and plump effect to your pout. Channel the hottest runway looks and take inspiration from Kim Shui or Prabal Gurung’s models who rocked this makeup look, perfectly encapsulating the high-shine lip trend.

Prabal Gurung Spring 2024.


In the vibrant world of Spring 2024 fashion, designers like Laquan Smith and Alice + Olivia are setting the trend by giving the classic cat-eye makeup a seductive and sophisticated twist. New York Fashion Week was ablaze with creativity as makeup artists experimented with unconventional eyeliner shapes, offering a fresh take on beauty. This season, the cat-eye makeup look has been elevated to an art form. Laquan Smith and Alice + Olivia, renowned for their cutting-edge designs, have ingeniously reimagined this iconic style, making it the must-have beauty trend of the season.

Laquan Smith Spring 2024.