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New York Fashion Week S/S14 Beauty: Five Trends You Need To Know

14/08/2014 16:34 | Updated 22 May 2015

New York Fashion Week is over for another season and although there's still London, Milan and Paris still to come, the beauty trends for Spring/Summer 2014 are already starting to emerge.

Here's what we've learned - beauty wise - from the first week of fashion month.

1. Fresh and flawless - Backstage at DVF, Mac makeup artist James Kaliardos said, "The girl is fresh from vacation in the Hamptons, so she doesn't need makeup" (especially if that girl is Karlie Kloss). SImilarly, at Edun's S/S14 show, the look was "more about perfected skin", said Mac's artist Aaron de May. "It's not too shiny, perfectly matte but natural". So - time to ditch the makeup next summer? Sort of. Just keep skin looking fresh and radiant.

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2. Centre-partings - Whether you've got the wet-look thing down or your prefer a messy, just-got-out-of-bed-style crop (as seen at Alexander Wang), there's only one place for the parting next season - in the centre. This applies to updos too. At Oscar de la Renta, the hair was scraped back into elegant chignons, but those partings were still prominent.

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3. Back to basics nails - The days of fun, OTT nail art aren't completely over, but there has been a definite move towards classic, chic styles when it comes to Spring/Summer 2014 nails. No where was this more true than backstage at Rebecca Taylor's show. After all - what's wrong with classic postbox red?

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4. The coolest red lip (ever) - from Prabal Gurung to Monique Lhuiller, the red lip looked as strong as ever at the New York shows. At Altuzarra, Tom Pecheux summed the look up by saying "the red lip gets an edgy feel against a white eye... making it more cool". And the shade? Mac's Pro Red Lipmix with a cherry red lip pencil to define.

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5. Bright eyes - Thought blue and green eyeshadow belonged in the Eighties? Not next summer. At Marc by Marc Jacobs, the metallic-heavy collection came alive thanks to the cobalt eyes and at Badgley Mischka, coral lips were contrasted with a heavy coating of baby blue shadow. Backstage at Costello Tagliapietra, Mac makeup artist Maki described the lime green eyes as "natural and breathable". The key to this look? Keep the rest of the makeup to a minimum.

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Want more brilliant beauty pics? Here are the highlights from NYFW:

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