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Black Lipstick Is a Thing Now

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From left: The runways of Giles, Marc Jacobs and Ashley Williams

Thanks to a trio of runways featuring models like Kendall Jenner and Georgia May Jagger, noir pouts are trending.

If you thought Lorde was the only one who could rock black lipstick, think again. The goth-inspired beauty look is now a verifiable Fashion Week trend if you subscribe to the rule of threes.

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In New York, Marc Jacobs sent models down his runway with nearly noir lips — not to mention severe elongated eyebrows, silvery shadow and pale matte skin — thanks to Francois Nars and his NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil.

In London, the style picked up steam. At Giles, Kendall Jenner, Edie Campbell and Lily Donaldson, along with a post-transition Andreja Pejic, wore blacked-out lips, again with goth porcelain skin and bold brows. The rest of the look by makeup artist Lucia Pieroni was clean and bare, allowing their glossy, deeply pigmented patent pouts to stand out. The recipe? A mix of MAC Ebony Pencil, Pro Lipmix in black and burgundy and clear gloss.

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The oil-slick Instagram moment continued at Ashley Williams' show in London, where rock royalty spawn Georgia May Jagger shared snaps with Alice Dellal and Suki Waterhouse's little sis, Immy, prior to parading their shimmery black lips before Alexa Chung and Pixie Geldof in the front row. This punkish showing paired a midnight-hued mouth with minimal eye makeup, flat and center-parted hair and wide chokers.

We've seen Rihanna work the pitch-black pout before. Who do you think will dare to wear it next?

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