Boston's hippest fashion plates and industry insiders were all in attendance at The Launch, one of the premiere runway events of Boston Fashion Week, which ran from September 23 to September 30.
The show took place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in downtown Boston (the swanky hotspot sponsored the entire week), and it acted as the perfect opening for seven day's worth of edgy couture, visionary styling and on-trend makeup looks.
Everyone who gained access to The Launch was privy to the latest collections of Boston's brightest up-and-coming fashion stars - from Karina Bresnahan's accessible resort collection and Candace Wu's vibrant floral evening wear to Prajje Jean-Baptiste's playful and floaty ensembles.
Fashion trends aside, you know we were honing in on the makeup - and Boston didn't disappoint. Check out our video coverage of the event to see this season's makeup trends paired with Boston's hottest designer duds. It makes for great inspiration.
Unlike catwalk-worthy threads - which we glimpse months ahead of wear - the moment that a makeup trend hits the runway, style-savvy women everywhere scramble to translate the latest looks into wearable options.
So what's up in the world of cosmetics this season? Last year's minimalist makeup trends are still in play, but with a hint of attitude that makes them perfect for the autumn months. Think dark, dark lips, clean and precise liquid eyeliner applications and some very dramatic lashes.
If you love the look of super dark lips, but worry about looking more clown than couture in daily wear, opt for a sheer berry-colored gloss, a red-tinted stain or a traditional cream lipstick in a plum shade. Pair your bold pout with a neutral palette (soft eyes and cheeks).
Not a fan of heavy applications? A fresh and natural '70s element was also front and center on the catwalk - wavy hair, sheer lips, soft, shimmering eyes and feathery eyelashes made for a sweet and simple look that sharp fashionista's will be able to translate into a workable option for daily wear without too much fuss. (Hint: Tubing mascara or a strong eyebrow will give the look some heft.)
When you see dark berry lips and fluttery eyelashes on all of your friends and coworkers, just remember that we called it first!