Backstage at Jeremy Scott last night, makeup artists whipped up a special glittery lip look inspired by someone Scott knows well: himself. Influenced by Polaroids of his old club-kid days, Scott prepared for the show by finding and DMing them to his lead makeup artist, Kabuki.
A lip foil allows you to cover your lips with metallic glitter through a transfer process. “I ordered some, but they didn’t really work,” Kabuki said. After a lot of trial and error, he managed to discover a kind that did work, but he wouldn’t tell us where they came from. His team affixed them to the models’ lips with Duo eyelash glue, then ripped them off like a Band-Aid. The payoff was a set of super-shiny lips in rose gold, roughly the color of Nicki Minaj’s new hair. For touch-ups, Kabuki added a bit of M.A.C glitter onto the lips, too.
If you want to attempt a similar glittery look for Halloween (or really for any time — perhaps a festive drivers’-license photo?), Kabuki says you can also press glitter onto lipstick (the Pat McGrath glitter lip-kit method). His big secret is (the green one, he emphasized), which he says dries more evenly, isn’t as abrasive to the skin, and will ensure that a glittery lip lasts all night. After all, no one likes a glittery lip print on a red Solo cup.