Traditionally Paris and Milan have had the market cornered when it comes to outré beauty looks. This season, however, New York bested the European catwalks with an offbeat use of metallic materials. Tilbury dabbed silver shadow on the inner corner of the eye at Donna Karan, adding an angelic touch to a silver and chocolate brown lid. On Oscar de la Renta’s runway, pink cheeks shone with a metallic cast, an eerie addition to the smoky dark brown and gold eyes that McGrath created. Backstage she explained, “Oscar wanted a mysterious look.” Rodarte ditched the metallic powders in favor of pure gold and silver foil, which hairstylist Odile Gilbert affixed to models’ buns for a very space-age effect.