There are a lot of reasons to trek backstage at New York Fashion Week: the models, the celebrities, the nails, and the gorgeous beauty looks. But perhaps the most appealing aspect is that we get access to the top-tier makeup, hair, and nail pros in the world. These experts fly in for one week only to make sure every model is done up to perfection. And we beauty reporters are by their sides, recorders out, soaking in all their knowledge. But we're not greedy! So, here we've rounded up all the the genius tricks and tips we've overhead backstage at the New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 tents. Keep reading to learn everything from how to turn your favorite shimmery lipstick into a velvety matte one to a savvy new way to create an ombré manicure.
— Additional reporting by Jessica Cruel and Emily Orofino