NYFW: Jeremy Scott just used his past self as a beauty muse

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Jeremy Scott drew inspiration from polaroids he took of himself in 1996 for his spring/summer 2019 beauty looks. Because why wouldn’t he?

New York Fashion Week kicked off in style on Wednesday, and last night it was Jeremy Scott’s turn to take center stage as he debuted his spring/summer 2019 collection. His muse for next season? Himself, naturally. 

Taking to Instagram before the show, the designer who’s known for his outlandish style, called his idea a ‘meta muse’ and said: “This season for my show I took inspiration from old polaroids I took of myself from 1996 experimenting with make up and personas.”

The hair, styled by Eugene Souleiman, using ghd’s Platinum+ styler, £175 had a mega watt shine but stayed true to each model’s individual texture. Speaking backstage to, Souleiman said, “We’ve treated all the girls in a very personal way. Everyone in this show is very different, there’s been some amazing casting. I wanted to do something that was more about the girls as characters of themselves. Everything is about individuality.”

But the real star of the show was the pink foil lip, topped with pink glitter, that was created by legendary make-up artist Kabuki. 

Speaking about the make-up, Kabuki said, “The collection is inspired by Jeremy back when he was doing his make-up all crazy and I kind of remember that I was like that when I first moved to New York, too. I wanted to experiment and do something different, and that’s what I’ve done here. The metallic edginess is in keeping with the brashness of youth.”

To create the look, lips were first lined with a natural-colored liner before eyelash glue was used to stick the foil on. Any gaps were filled in using MAC Glitter in Pink, £16.50 and pressed in using a powder puff. Skin was contoured, lightly highlighted and bronzed, while lashes were curled but left bare. Brows were brushed upwards but left looking natural to “give the face an androgynous strength that balanced the bold lip.”

And to be honest, if that’s what taking inspiration from your younger self looks like then we’re fully on board. Bravo, Jeremy.

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Lucy Partington

Freelance beauty editor Lucy Partington is obsessed with all things skincare, collecting eyeshadow palettes that she'll probably never use, and is constantly on the hunt for the ultimate glowy foundation.