Top Fashion Week Beauty and Hair Trends to Try For Fall

Strong brows, flushed cheeks, and tousled locks were all trending at New York Fashion Week.

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The top beauty looks from the Fall 2012 runways at New York Fashion Week.
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If there's one trend you decide to try from the fall '12 catwalks, make it a thick, darkened brow, which was often shown with flushed pink cheeks. At Cynthia Rowley, the look was finished with shiny skin and tousled locks.
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Likewise, Revlon Artistic Director Gucci Westman created a flushed, rosy look with strong arched brows for Preen's Fall '12 show.
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Brows at Rodarte were similarly sculpted but were slightly softer and more caramel-colored. The glowy, orange-bronzed cheeks is a look we'll definitely be stealing come spring.
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At Vera Wang, Cle de Peau's makeup director, Lucia Pieroni, balanced a strong, dark brow with nude lips and soft shimmer on the eyelids.
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Dick Page created a ruddy-cheeked "prairie girl" look using layers of Shiseido foundation to accompany Band of Outsiders' southwest-inspired fall '12 collection.
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Statement-making lids always add a touch of drama to a runway show. This year, the crystal-embellished cat-eyes at Betsey Johnson took the cake.
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Smears of blue and grey shadow beneath the eye helped create an eccentric-chic look at Marc Jacobs.
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Prabal Gurung's artfully executed cobalt and grey lids by MAC had a peacock-like look.
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Mocha-colored smokey eyes at Cushnie et Ochs perfectly complimented the collection's sultry appeal.
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Classic red lips are a designer beauty favorite every season, and there were a few noteworthy new iterations of the look for Fall '12. At Michael Kors, a pinky-red look was balanced by equally bright cheeks and filled-in brows.
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The look was given edgy new appeal at Zac Posen, were a matte red lip was worn with steaky pink lids and sharp, gravity-defying knots.
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Old Hollywood glamour ruled the runway at Ruffian, where dewy skin and neutral lids were paired with an eye-catching red lip.
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With a fall collection inspired by the Red Light District, it was no surprise that Thakoon went with a bright scarlet shade of lipstick for his Plaza runway show.
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Our favorite take on the trend was at Victoria Beckham, where a magenta-red lipstick shade was worn with clean skin and eyes.
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Nobody understands drama quite like the Blonds, and this season they unleashed a sparkly, ruby-red pucker and emerald glitter cat-eye on the runway for their "motorcycle mama" fall collection.
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Alexander Wang's bare-faced models were a beauty statement in and of themselves, but we anticipate the severe, center-parted locks will prove a trend among his downtown fan base.
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In general, though, tousled locks with a rumpled, bed-head charm got more play on the runways this season. At Rag & Bone, tousled, wavy hair had an effortless appeal.
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Wavy 'dos also appeared at Rodarte, where the look was finished with star-spangled barrettes.
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With all the '60s and '70s references flying around this season, it was hardly surprising that a number of retro-inspired hairstyles cropped up. At Carolina Herrera, ultra-teased locks were styled with plain black headbands.
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Rachel Zoe, on the other hand, went in a more bohemian, '70s direction with ultra-straight locks finished with long, braided twists.
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Buns and top knots were an important trend on and off the runway this fashion week. Doo.Ri's clean, slicked-back buns with satin ribbon headbands had a sophisticated, chic look.
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Teased twists and ponytails were some of our favorite hair looks of the season, and nobody did it better than Derek Lam, who paired his '60s-inspired collection with a messy, tousled ponytail.
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Tracy Reese's more modern take on the look consisted of beachy, curled locks twisted into a simple ponytail at the center of the scalp.
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At Jason Wu, ponytails were decidedly more severe, with straight, slicked-back hair gathered into a long black clip.
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Ethereal, swept-back looks felt fresh and fun for fall. At Preen, hair was brushed-back and twisted into knots before ends were straightened to sharp points.
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Suno's shiny, twisted buns are sure to be the subject of many "get the look" magazine editorials come fall.
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As for nails, we spotted midnight-blue and sapphire shades at a number of the fall shows (not to mention on a few front row editors).
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Longer nails lengths were also trending for fall, and while it may not be conducive to smartphones (imagine typing with these jet black talons at Jen Kao), we appreciated the dash of drama that they lent to the clothes.
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Crazy textures -- think glitter, beads, and "sponge" paint effects -- were seen at a number of shows, but the black leather nails at The Blonds were by far the most memorable.
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