A model’s makeup is done backstage for the Tory Burch Spring/Summer 2023 fashion show during New York Fashion Week in New York on September 13, 2022. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

It was several years ago now that COVID cast fashion week entirely off the agenda, but it somehow still feels like a novelty to gather together again for sartorial splendour each season – and New York Fashion Week‘s Spring/Summer 2023 shows certainly haven’t disappointed in that department.

The hair and makeup has similarly been served up fresh and bold, with bright colours and unapologetic sparkle providing ample inspiration for the impending party season (yes believe it or not, we’re only a few weeks off!). Here are some of our favourite beauty looks at NYFW so far.

Iridescent Shimmer
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Models prepare backstage during Christian Cowan fashion show during September 2022 New York Fashion Week: The Shows at 100 Vandam Street on September 13, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

An ethereal glow was the go on lips, cheeks, eyes – even brows! – at Christian Cowan. A wash of pretty pink blush was swept from cheekbones to temples to keep things soft .

TikTok Slick
NEW-YORK, USA – SEPTEMBER 10: Felice Nova Noordhoff walks the runway during the Jason Wu Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2023 fashion show as part of the New York Fashion Week on September 10, 2022 in NY. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

TikTok’s favourite ‘clean look’ was given the high fashion treatment at Jason Wu, with strands lacquered back into a neat bun and ends spiked to add an edge. Brushed-up brows and glossy lips finished off the viral aesthetic.

Grown-Up Disco
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A model looks on backstage ahead of the Tory Burch Spring/Summer 2023 fashion show during New York Fashion Week in New York on September 13, 2022. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Disco shimmer was the order of the day at Tory Burch, with a sculptural glitter winged eye that spanned from the inner corners outward towards the tail of the brows.

Technicolour Nails

Colourful French tips continue to reign supreme both in nail salons and on the runway, with celebrity nail artist Gina Edwards paying tribute to Alice + Olivia’s whimsical collection.

Electric Eyes
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A model walks the runway for Prabal Gurung during New York Fashion Week in New York on September 10, 2022. (Photo by ANDRES KUDACKI / AFP) (Photo by ANDRES KUDACKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Blue eyeshadow has been having a major moment – just ask Kendall Jenner and Taylor Swift, who’ve both been sporting the audacious hue of late – and Prabul Gurung’s aqua iteration is now all we want to wear.

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