As Caribbean festival season makes its way around the world, it finally hit New York in the annual event that signifies the unofficial end of summer living for its residents. The Labor Day parade, also known as the West Indian Day Parade, is a fete that celebrates Caribbean culture from all over the globe. You’ll easily see flags from Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique, St. Croix, Antigua, Guadalupe and more.
In that same vein you’ll easily see bright hued hair, lipstick in a variety of colors and finishes, and eyeshadows in blue, green, purple, red, and yellow—usually all on one eye. We’re here for the beauty looks to behold at the parade just as much as we’re here for the steel drum bands and the dancehall soundtrack of the event.
And this year’s rain didn’t stop parade goers from showing up and showing out with their colorful costumes, colorful faces, and creative hair. Even singer Justine Skye made her way out to represent her Jamaican roots despite the weather.
While the end of summer might make most sad, at least at this party it ends with beauty looks that only makes us smile.