Bold Lips Pack a Punch at NYFW

Word on the street is: lips!

Words by Torey Cassidy
September 12th, 2018

Does summer beauty at New York Fashion Week ever have any hope? We know it’s usually too hot to wear makeup anyway, so we can’t ever expect much. Paired back, neutral looks have regularly been a favourite for the season and with skincare routines becoming ever more important to us, fresh faces seem like the perfect fit. The no-makeup, makeup look and barely brushed hair champion from season to season. However, this time around bold lips are sneaking their way through the bare cracks. Maybe it’s a bold PR move from Kylie Cosmetics; has she used her celebrity status to convince makeup artists to go ham on the lips? Well, you know what they say, the devil works hard but Kris Jenner works harder.

Jeremy Scott sucked us into the orbit of his galaxy with futuristic lips that carried a currency of cool. He was inspired by old polaroids he found of himself in his clubbing days and foil lip tutorials he discovered on YouTube. Makeup artist Kabuki was responsible for the space opera glamour.

Rodarte followed suit with a bitten red lips that had packed a major punch for the Mulleavy sister’s return to NYFW after a two-year-hiatus in Paris. The models strutted down the runway looking like resurrected ‘It girls from the Victorian era but with an edge of funk.

The Blonds tapped into their deep dark souls as they paid homage to the evil icons of Disney. These villains use their mouths to command their evil deeds so a bold lip is needed for impact. Black is the new black.

On a brighter note, everyone’s favourite wedding guest designer, Self Portrait took on a child-like playful approach to the trend with a graphic line of fushia pink perched upon the top lip of a fresh-face. It was clean, simple and kind of cheeky.

Ekhaus Latta also had a whimsical element as their hyper glossy lip was infused with marbling of either yellow, white or blue for a painterly effect.