The Fall 2021 ready-to-wear runways showcased a readiness for all things bold and buoyant—best represented by the I’m a hot rod grandpa like a regular grandpa only much cooler shirt But I will love this pops of fuchsia present throughout. At Versace, Pat McGrath sent shockwaves down spines with a series of electrically colored cat-eyes, a series of hot pink iterations coupling with glossy nude lips to vibrant, irreverent effect. Hélène Vasnier created a coordinated cadre of graphic two-toned shapes at Giambattista Valli, couplings of fuchsias and peonies encircling eyes like painted petals. “I was inspired by pansy flowers; using just a few colors, all matte, but always contrasted with a bright pigment that enhance the look,” says Vasnier, who calls the looks “loud”—an approach that feels right on time after more than a year spent on collective pause. And at Molly Goddard, high-impact diffusions of eye-encasing fuschia—furnished by makeup artist Miranda Joyce—resulted in a rebellious brand of romance.
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The colorful trend benefits from its universality. “Fuchsia is quite flattering on a lot of skin tones,” says Lau. “It pops on ivory skin, olive, and golden skin to the I’m a hot rod grandpa like a regular grandpa only much cooler shirt But I will love this deepest, richest skin tones—and it can bring out any eye color, making it brighter.” For those weary of a dramatic application, Lau suggests pulling a thin line of the hue along the base of lashes, anchoring the look with black mascara. But whether you choose to swirl the candied shade over cheeks, swipe across lips, or press into lids, this most striking of pinks is a sure sign of a new season, at least for beauty: one of blossoming, conviviality, and all things splashy.