Rock the Dark Makeup Trend With 4 Dramatic Looks

Don’t be afraid to go dark (and heavy) with eyeliner and lipstick this season, you won’t be the only one. Black eyeliner—and lots of it—is an updated take on the classic smoky eye that calls for dramatic smudging from along the bottom lash line all the way to the beginning of the brow. And eyeliner isn’t the only product taking a dark turn. Fall lines of Goth-inspired lipsticks range from deep plum to nightmarish black (official name). We do not recommend these looks be taken to an extreme at the office, but when the sun goes down, go bold and don’t worry about going home.

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NARS Audacious Lipstick—Ingrid
A more wearable version of the midnight black trend can be had by NARS Audacious Lipstick in Ingrid. The dark blackberry hue is seductive and its creamy single-stroke application ensures a long-lasting stay. Added bonus: the full-coverage lipstick is enriched with ingredients to nourish your pout. $32 for .14oz

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner—Black Ink
This eyeliner has been revered in the makeup industry almost since it launched and rightfully so. The highly pigmented, award-winning gel formula won’t rub off and, depending on the brush used, can create refined or bold lines with precision. It’s available in many colors, but Black Ink is the ideal shade for fall 2016. $26 for .1oz

Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Lid Primer
There is nothing worse than perfecting eye makeup only to have it slide down your face hours later. This lid primer creates the perfect canvas for liner and shadow application with the added benefit of making color appear more vivacious. The sweat and humidity proof formula lasts 24 hours without fear of creasing or fading. $21 for .08oz

Beth Bender Beauty Eye Candy Pro Pack
Eyeliner stencils are a hands free way to create a professional looking eye without trial and error. The Eye Candy adhesive stencil gently sticks to lids to serve as a guide for effortless application. Note: this does not make it legal to use while driving. The material is also hypoallergenic and forms to any eye shape or size. $19 for 72 individual stencils.

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