No, it’s not Marilyn Manson’s groupies coming to turn up the radio; it’s not your two year old playing in your outdated makeup bag. Black makeup is back in trend this fall. Here’s how you can make the most of the trend.
Most of us wear black or brown-black now. Step it up a notch with Maybelline’s Blackest Black 280. It’s more visible, a lot more volume with no clumping. It has a unique spoon shaped brush with a flexible wand, for easy application. It is priced at $5.00 – $9.00 at most department stores.
For a cat look (night eyes), apply to your lashes using outside strokes, wiggling the brush along your lash from the inside corner of your eye to the outside corner. This gives your eye a sexy cat look, great for the night. If going for a day eye opener look, apply in the very opposite way this makes your eyes appear wide open and screams ‘Good Morning’.
Now, this is where it starts to get a tad bit tricky. Remember this isn’t Halloween ladies, you can wear a nice sheer black lipstick without looking like bridezilla. Just don’t forget to bring it with you and a mirror as this takes upkeep threw out the day/ night. Not very forgiving but a lot of fun.
For those not so daring, Sephora has a Deep Black Cherry shade. Sultry by Smash Box is for the subtle at heart, yet wild in the soul. It is priced at $18.00 at Sephora.com.
Now for those wanting to go all the way this fall, here is a wonderful product sure to amp up your night. Pur Black by Yves Saint Laurent Beauty had the best results out of the ones tried. It has no sparkle, a nice sleek super shine, and you can layer it to the desired intensity. This one is a little more pricey but sometimes you have to spend a little from your savings to get what you really want . Priced at $28.00, it is available online at YSLBeautyUS.com
3. Eye Shadow
There are a lot of eye shadows to choose from.
Covergirl’s Queen Collection Black Tie has rich pigments and deep hues. It comes in sparkling, matte and pearl finishes. Put it on dry, or wet your brush for a more dramatic look. One way to apply it is by covering your eyelid, then applying a small amount in the outer corner of your eye for a nice sharp look. It has a great stay-put formula, sure to last the night. It is available at Target and most department stores from $4.00 to $6.00.
Now, you have all the things needed to pull off this year’s trend rerun. Practice will bring out your personal best results, so have fun with it. Keep your eyes smokey and well blended. You can use a little gold for a very sexy look. Add a nice black line on your upper and lower eye lid for a bit more drama. Keep your lashes lush, blackest black, and your lips smacking . A nice sheer powder on your face as a base and a light blush and your ready for anything.