The Best Makeup Inspiration From Spring 2024 Fashion Week

Mermaid core, glossy lipstick, and colourful eyeliner are all set to make a big splash.

Courtesy of Laquan Smith Spring-Summer 2024.

Each fashion week, the most in-demand makeup and hair artists put their creative spin on designers’s runway collections. These next-level looks quickly become mainstream trends, inspiring and influencing beauty aficionados for months to come. New York Fashion Week spring 2024 was no different—from sculpted, sopping, slick ‘dos at Helmut Lang and Jason Wu to a modern update of ’90s minimalism at Proenza Schouler and Altuzarra, there were plenty of fresh looks to get into this season.

Stepping away from the expected — like black ink framing the eyes and a delicate flush on cheeks — makeup artists showed us inspiring ways to play with colour. And it turns out, swapping red (or yellow or pink) for your typical neutral shade looks less shocking than you might imagine, and swiping on two complementary lipsticks is so much more fun than wearing only one. All of our favourite makeup looks this season are refreshingly wearable — and certainly not just reserved for the runway. Below, we’ve curated a list of the top spring 2024 makeup trends so far.


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.


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.