Embrace the DARK SIDE
Forget tricks – this season, it’s about deeply decadent make-up treats
I’ll be frank with you: I’m just not that into Halloween. What I do like about this time of this year, though, is the pleasing array of deep, dark and brooding make-up shades that will do well for the festivities and, more importantly, work for the rest of winter too. Oxblood met aubergine in the matt lip at Charlotte Olympia’s show – a shade that is lovely on all skin tones. Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Fetishist (above, €49, brownthomas.com) ticks all the boxes. Seriously feline and flattering were the elongated eyes at Chloé. Forget perfection and smudge the user-friendly Maybelline Eye Studio Master Smoky Eyeliner Pencil (€8.99, boots.ie) on the inside and outside rims of the lashes. Pat some clear lip gloss on to the centre of your lids and the light-bouncing effect will make your eyes pop. Corner lashes do wonderful things for the eyes and are infinitely more chic than full-on strips. Make-up artists everywhere rely on Mac 30 Lash (€14, brownthomas.com) for good reason. Finally, Nailberry L’Oxygéné Polish in the rich red wine No Regrets (€16.50, harveynichols. com) seems a good way to see out the rest of winter.