Trend: Blackened Beauty

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Who says black is limited to the lash line? Coloring unexpected features is one of the easiest ways to create a head-turning look. And since we’re deep into the most creative makeup month of the year, why not experiment with the popular blackened hues of the season? We show you how to splash the newest inky shades across your face.

MAC Paint Pot in For Effect

Black gets a shimmering makeover with MAC’s newest holiday Paint Pot. Wear this gritty charcoal on your lids and fade the color toward your temples for a dramatically extended smoky eye.

Illamasqua Lipstick in Kontrol

Cyber-Goth meets just bitten with Illamasqua’s latest lip color. This black-based violet blue goes on smoothly and suits multiple complexions. It’s one of the most unique shades we’ve seen all season—try it with clean champagne-hued eyes and let your wicked grape lips do the talking.

Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat in Ink Splatter

The crackle craze isn’t over just yet! Sally Hansen’s newest jet-black topcoat delivers an on-trend porcelain effect. For a softer, monochromatic spin on this typically bold texture, pair this glossy, crackled finish with a matte ebony base.

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