It’s fall—the time of year when makeup palettes turn rich and hair makes a statement as our wardrobes transition into sumptuous layers. “To see what’s happening next in hair and makeup trends, you have to look to the runway—the clothing determines the beauty looks we create around the collections,” explains celebrity stylist Patrick Melville, who was a fixture backstage at Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week.
Creativity may be in full force, but so too is science. From polished ponytails to army green nails and diffused lips, even the most artistic beauty trends are grounded in science. Read on as we dissect and illustrate.