There are certain things you come to expect when you’re clicking through hundreds upon hundreds of fashion week photos in 2017. Lids: sooty, glossy, or sporting a (by now un-shocking) shock of color. Lips: Ombré, red, or covered in an (also un-shocking, of late) smattering of glitter. But a sprinkling of delicate, blush-colored stars on models’ lips is not one of them. In a seen-it-all, done-it-all age, seeing something truly novel is, well, unheard of.
But a quick search of Allure’s archives confirmed our suspicions: The celestial, glitter lips at Lena Hoschek and holyGhost at Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week earlier today are uncharted beauty territory. It’s the first time we’ve seen lips dressed as much like cupcakes—though God knows we’ve been frosting them for ages.
If you want to copy the look (and what intrepid beauty lover wouldn’t?), you won’t want to mock the gloss trend, though. You’ll want to bring it back. In fact, grab the gooiest gloss you can find and slick it on. Anything with a high shine finish should stay tacky enough to do the trick, though we could really use a few squirts of our old Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush or Lancôme Juicy Tubes right now.
Then, if you happen to have a metal sequin applicator (the kind nail artists use), do as makeup artist Boris Entrup’s team at Lena Hoschek did and use it to place star-shaped confetti all over your top and bottom lips. If you don’t, make like the makeup artists at holyGhost and use a cotton swab to get the suckers on there. Models at both shows wore delicate pink stars over pink or nude gloss, though we imagine you could use about any color except black or nearly-black, which might look more like leftover pepper than a beauty statement. No matter how you wear it, we’ll say this: It’s sure to be out of this world.
Watch makeup artist Violette’s guide to wearing sparkle—and making it chic: