This weekend the world’s largest drag convention headed to New York for the first time ever. The queens were out in full force, filled with enthusiasm and covered in make-up. From Rupaul’s Drag Race alumni to up-and-coming stars, the attendants of DragCon NYC 2017 brought their A-game when it came to beauty trends. Here are some of the most mindboggling beauty looks we spotted!

1.Ombré Lips

It may have started with hair, but the ombré look has migrated on to the face. Gradient lips have been getting plenty of likes on social media, and while it may be a daunting trend to try yourself, the queens of DragCon weren’t afraid to take their ombrés to dazzling new heights. Inspired!

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An electric green ‘n grey combo / Rex Features

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This colour combination is on fire / Rex Features

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Proof that a bit of subtle shimmer goes a long way / Rex Features

2.Metallic Lips

This beauty trend has us seeing stars. Actually, that’s just glitter. Metallic lips are SO hot right now, with brands such as Urban Decay, Dior, Smashbox and and MAC releasing new sparkly shades in a whole lot of fabulous colours. Now you can shine bright like a diamond in the most literal sense.

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All that glitters isn’t gold. Sometimes it’s blue / Rex Features

3. Matte Lips

‘I hate a matte lip‘ said no person EVER! This trend has been around for a few years and, since it’s sticking around, is likely to become the new classic. Since drag queens always know what’s up when it comes to current beauty fads, it comes as no surprise that there were a lot of matte lips around, in plenty of poppin’ shades.

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You can’t go wrong with a ravishing red / Rex Features

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Fake freckles AND a matte lip? So on trend ! / Rex Features

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Glamazon personified / Rex Features

4. Bonus: Lollipop Lips

Halloween is right around the corner so this creepy clown look might be helpful in inspiring your look for a spooky party. Featured here are lollipop lips, which were spotted on runways earlier this year and, while not necessarily appropriate for everyday or office wear (unless you like weird stares) is perfect for a night of dress up.

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Pennywise’s young, fabulous relative? / Rex Features

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