Makeup goes dark

To stand out this sea­son, turn to smoul­der­ing, deep and rich shades on your eyes, lips and nails. Af­ter all, black goes with ev­ery­thing!

Glamour (South Africa) - - Front Page -

The dark lip

Makeup pro James Kaliar­dos de­scribes why this makeup trick is so im­pact­ful: “We’re try­ing to cre­ate a don’t-mess-with-me look. Peo­ple are in­tim­i­dated by makeup; there’s some­thing about the wo­man with the per­fect lip liner that makes you go, ‘Whoa!’” We love the deep in­ten­sity of [1] Smash­box Be Leg­endary Matte Lip­stick in Plum Role (R260). Or, for a deep bur­gundy fin­ish as seen at Edun, go for [2] M·A·C Lip­stick in Lin­ger­ing Kiss (R220) or a plum, like [3] In­glot Lip­stick in 435 (R229). TIP! Cre­ate your own deep lip shade by fill­ing your lips with black eye­liner. Fol­low with bur­gundy. Blot, then reap­ply.

The dark mani

Make black your go-to nail colour in matte or gloss. On its own, the inky tips are strik­ing on short to medium-length square-shaped nails as seen at Daks and Rag & Bone. We love [4] Mor­gan Tay­lor Nail Lac­quer in Pumps Or Cow­boy Boots? (R138). Or, get cre­ative the way they did at Ro­darte, where man­i­curist Ali­cia Torello painted the en­tire nail with black nail pol­ish, then out­lined the edge with [5] O·P·I In­fi­nite Shine 2 Lac­quer in Raisin’ The Bar (R280). For a mid­night shim­mer, we adore [6] Essie Nail Lac­quer Cash­mere Matte in Spun in Luxe (R124.95). TIP! Dark pol­ish is very pig­mented, so it can peel eas­ily. Ap­ply two thin coats and al­low it to dry well in be­tween. Fin­ish with a top coat.

The dark eye

A smoky eye is al­ways sexy, but this sea­son, the cat-eye shape is ex­ag­ger­ated with dusky shad­ows. Mod­els were sport­ing the dra­matic lines at Julien Macdon­ald and Elie Saab, where makeup pro Tom Pecheux cre­ated a “rock-chic moody feel­ing” by softly blend­ing taupe blush across the en­tire lid to the end of the brow and un­der the lower lashes in a large oval shape. We love [7] Ur­ban De­cay Naked Smoky Eye­shadow Pal­ette (R850). He then added a graphic oval arch on the up­per lids us­ing a high-sheen gel liner, like [9] In­glot Eye­liner Gel in 77 (R229). TIP! Go for a pointed ka­jal eye­liner to draw the shape eas­ily on each lid. Make sure the curves on each eye match, then fill in with a shimmery char­coal cream shadow, like [8] Rim­mel Mag­nif’eyes in Back To Blacks (R99.95).

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