And we're off! With a flurry of models frantically downing green juices, hairstylists everywhere getting out their tongs and the final tweaks being made to dresses, New York Fashion Week is well underway. Our eagle eyed beauty editor has been backstage and FROW at all the best shows to bring you the hottest trends first, and there's one that's got our pulses racing already - frosted lips.
Spotted at Altuzarra, Alexander Wang and Diane Von Furstenburg, the new pout is neither hyper-glossy or totally matte. It's a blend of just-bitten pinkness with a wintery, soft edge to give the perfect transitional lip. Think a little concealer on the lips, blurred around the edge of the lipline, followed by a light slick of gloss to give a misty, frosted look. Paired at Diane Von Furstenburg with a smokey eye, it looked elegant and sophisticated. With glossy lids and wet-look hair at Alexander Wang, it was edgy and unfussy.
It’s a lighter, softer pink than rose; think more of a peony colour and you’re close. Far from being girly, the lack of a sheen and the slightly blurred edges keep it fashion-forward and with a pinch of attitude. We love NARS Lip Gloss in Guyana, £18.00, for its pearlescent shine, or Bobbi Brown’s Brightening Lip Gloss, £18.50, over a bitten or stained lip for a frosty finish. Or, blend a little lipstick with a matte balm on the back of your hand and dab over your lips for a slightly less high-impact finish. Hey presto! You’re SO next season.
Check out what Grazia's Beauty Editor has been up to backstage at New York Fashion Week in the gallery below...
Behind The Scenes At NYFW With Grazia Beauty Ed
Grazia Beauty Goes Backstage At New York Fashion Week >>
'She's Milla Jovovich in the Fifth Element meets Jean Seberg' - Gucci Westman @rag_bone #nyfw #backstagebeauty
Then this happened at Grand Central Station... @zac_posen #modelboard #nyfw
Do it like @ctilburymakeup for @donnakaran . Because why wouldn't you? #goodlook #nyfw #backstagebeauty
A generous dose of wefts makes for marvellously swishy hair by our fave @eugenesouleiman @donnakaran #nyfw #backstagebeauty
@31philliplim cool kids... #nyfw #backstagebeauty
YES @31philliplim !!! Got to love an oxblood red mouth - especially when it comes courtesy of Francelle Daly and @narsissist #backstagebeauty #nyfw
90s supermodel Kirsty Hume was part of an all star model casting @prabalgurung yesterday #backstagebeauty #nyfw
@orlandopita is on a role with his lust-worthy hair accessories this week - Yesterday at Derek Lam and today @houseofherrera #nyfw #backsagebeauty
YES @houseofherrera !!!! #backsagebeauty #nyfw #TRESmbfw
Low slung , undone buns by the awesome @orlandopita the order of the day at DVF #backsagebeauty #nyfw #TRESmbfw
Bonkers for buns at DVF #backsagebeauty #nyfw #TRESmbfw #moodboards
The 90's Peter Lindburgh visual that inspired the side partings and textured ponytails @mishanonoo where models were also asked to do their own hair. #TRESmbfw @tresemme #NYFW
Sun kissed Santa Fe ski by the marvellous @thevalgarland at Herve Leger #backstagebeauty #nyfw #TRESmbfw
Gothic rock and rollers @alexanderwangny by a beauty dream team of Guido Palau and Diane Kendal #redken @narsissist #backstagebeauty #TRESmbfw
@orlandopita spent Valentines Day making these beauties for the Derek Lam show - copies of those that his female classmates wore in 70s. #artsandcrafts #backsagebeauty #nyfw