The 19 Boldest Beauty Looks From Fashion Month

These were anything but boring

Fashion month has finally come to a close, and, in addition to figuring out exactly what’ll be on our shopping wish lists this September, we were provided with beauty inspiration for months to come.

This season, we were pleased to see show after show featuring models representing all body types, ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, making it one of the most diverse fashion months ever. And on all these gorgeous faces, many designers chose to keep beauty looks low-key, instead embracing the natural beauty of the models' hair and skin and allowing the clothes have their moment to shine. But never fear: Other designers still sent some of the boldest, most inventive, and straight-up coolest looks down the runway we’ve seen in some time.

Below, we rounded up our absolute favorite hair, makeup, and nails from New York, London, Milan, and Paris—and you bet we’re not waiting until September to try these looks for ourselves. While some may be a little less “everyday” than others (though, if you want to glue crystals to your lips just to run to the grocery store, by all means, go for it), we expect to spot some nail tassels, double topknots, and pastel lashes around the NYLON offices soon. Treat this as a pick-me-up the next time you find yourself in a beauty slump.

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Alberta Ferretti

We love a classic smoky eye as much as anyone, but a pop of neon gives it a totally fresh update.

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We don’t know what packs a bigger punch, those neon underlights or the Siouxsie Sioux-esque cat eye.

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Emilio Pucci

At the Pucci show, models were sent down the runway with all sorts of spidery, pastel lashes; like Cat Marnell's new wig collection, but on the eyes.

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Black lipstick has a tendency to look harsh, but we're totally in love with how soft this lip is and how haunting it looks when paired with a glossy, bare eye.

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Isa Arfen

Now, that’s what we call a lash.

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Pat McGrath just took glitter lips to the next level with this stunning crystallized pout.

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Mary Katrantzou

Instead of covering your whole lid, why not try geometric pops of color in unexpected places?

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Ummm, excuse us while we embrace our futuristic selves and rock partially metallic lips for the rest of forever.

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Maison Margiela

One side bold graphic liner, the other a magical unicorn wonderland.

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Ports 1961

There was some major crimping action backstage at Ports 1961.

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Arthur Arbesser

These delicate finger waves look super dramatic against a bold lip.

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Anna Sui

These double topknots are a quirky and playful look we can totally get behind—yet when paired with that dramatic blue eye, they’re suddenly a lot more elegant.

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Monochromatic eyeliner and lipstick and face-framing braids? Yes, please.

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Junya Watanabe

Junya Watanabe’s punk rock runway show gave us total hair inspiration—from jewel-toned mullets to pastel pixie cuts—and don’t get us started on those lashes.

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Karl Lagerfeld's astronaut models got a total '60s makeover before blasting off into space.

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Baja East

Okay, we’ve seen pierced nails before, but pierced nails with tassels? It might be a tad more difficult to text, but that’s a chance we’re willing to take.

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Manish Arora

Backstage at Manish Arora, models’ faces were adorned with pearls and nails wrapped in metallic rainbows.

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We don’t know what's more gorgeous, the sheer gold lip or the ruby red slipper-like nails.

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Marc Jacobs

Forget knuckle tats, we’re all about making a statement on our nails instead—not to mention, it’s a lot less permanent.