From a fast scan of the New York collections, the reign of BB lotions and skin-toned shadows has formally come to an finish. And whereas jewel-toned lips and throwback hair accessories made a bid for runway dominance, it was one stunning pop of main pigment that lastly took the lead: A bolt of blue eye colour—expertly etched or smudged on with abandon—set trendy hearts aflutter.

The hue kicked off at Saks Potts’ National Arts Club tea get together—the place make-up artist Zenia Jaeger dragged a cyan crayon alongside lashlines—and continued onto Jeremy Scott’s raver runway: To match the sci-fi-inspired ensembles, make-up artist Kabuki gave fashions like Teddy Quinlivan and Slick Woods a third-dimensional spin with triangular teal ideas manufactured from plastic.

Having made equally standout appearances all over the place from Adam Selman to Area, the colour confirmed up once more at the moment at Boss because of a dusty blue cream that was finger-pressed onto lids. “The simple factor to do was nothing, however I needed to do one thing,” mentioned make-up wunderkind Thomas de Kluyver of the twist he gave to the “minimalist” directive he obtained from designer Jason Wu.

Pale sufficient that it required one to lean in for a more in-depth inspection, the shade supplied up a recent new solution to experiment with colour for low-key women who usually depend lip balm and a swirl of blush as their solely beauty signatures. In different phrases, the no makeup-makeup of the second formally has a model new look.