Long before Carrie Bradshaw changed the way the world looked at NYC in Sex and the City, the city has been known for its fashion-forward, trendsetting ways. Judging by the vast number of fashion houses that call the city home, coupled with the immensely-popular New York Fashion Week that is held in February and September each year, it is no surprise that some of the world’s trendiest individuals flock to the city to experience the magic of the City That Never Sleeps. New Yorkers have a very unique approach to fashion and beauty – something which is often replicated with varying degrees of success elsewhere in the world. From their makeup and skincare routines to fashion accessories, New York women definitely set the pace for the rest of the world when it comes to all things fashion and beauty related.
Making use of multi-purpose products
New York undoubtedly moves at a different pace to the rest of the world which often compels a woman to find ways to speed up their beauty routines without of course allowing their overall look to be compromised. Mornings in NYC are especially frantic and if you can save even 10 minutes on your beauty regime it means you have conquered the day before it has even truly started. Multi-purpose products can help you achieve your desired look in less time by allowing to skip steps in your routine, thus saving precious time. Instead of cleansing, toning and moisturizing your face you can opt for an all-in-one-product like those by Garnier or Nivea that do all at once. Many cosmetic brands also offer other nifty makeup products such as primer and color corrector combos and lipsticks that also double as a nourishing lip balm.
Protecting yourself against pollution
When you live in a bustling city like New York there is no way to escape the pollution that is bound to surround you. Your best defense is to learn how to combat the effects of the pollution on both your skin and hair. By making use of a good-quality facial (and body) cream with an SPF of at least 15 early in the morning you can guard your skin against many harmful toxins, while a thorough cleanse at night will rid it off any impurities. The same principle applies to your hair – use good quality shampoo and conditioner that will give your hair a protective layer to combat the effects of pollution.
Apart from the must-follow beauty tips that have become second nature to NYC women, there are also a host of fashion trends that always seem to be born within the city. Often inspired by the styles showcased on the runways of New York Fashion Week, New Yorkers are indisputably some of the most fashion-forward people on earth. This year alone a number of immensely-popular trends have come out of the Big Apple.
Dainty, perfectly sculpted eyebrows are a thing of the past. This season brushed-up brows are all the rage with tinted brow gels hitting the market at a rapid rate. Bigger is indeed better in this case and luckily for many would-be fashionistas, the look is easy to acquire. You simply choose a brow color close to your own and brush it onto your brow in an upwards motion. There isn’t even a need to buy fancy brow brushes – an old mascara wand will work just as well. If you have a shaky hand and you end up with a messy brow, don’t despair as that is what it is supposed to look like. Brushed-up brows look best when paired with a natural lip and is perfect for both day and night in NYC.
Big, bold hair accessories
Hair accessories are back with a bang thanks to the 2018 Fall/Winter New York Fashion Show. There are no limits to what you can put in your hair with everything from Minnie Mouse-inspired hair ties and colorful banana clips to leather headbands and floral hair clips all getting the nod from fashion designers and critics alike. While a number of big fashion houses have joined the party and brought out hair accessories worthy of the catwalks of the world, you can just as easily pop into your nearest department store and pick up a whole range of hair accessories for next to nothing.
If you are fortunate enough to be living in NYC you automatically become privy to some of the best-kept beauty secrets in the world. Whether you are from Manhattan or The Bronx is irrelevant. You are a New York girl and New York girls know how to strut the streets like the beautiful and trendy goddesses they were all born to be.