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Black beauty trends: black make-up

   

Backstage Nina Ricci catwalk show © DR

Beauty trends are following suit: make-up artists have been creating feminine looks that sit outside the established codes. At Chanel, black eyeliner was highlighted with silver. At Nina Ricci, pale translucent skin contrasted with half-charcoal, half-black smoky eyes to achieve an almost Gothic effect.

Eyes are the key to this trend: sultry, smoky and a little punkish. From Lily Allen's recent Elle magazine shoot to
Kate Moss' campaign for Topshop and Emma Watson's for Burberry, hauntingly dark eyes are everywhere. One technique to achieve the look is to use a darker color on the lids and then smudge a slightly lighter shade under the eyes. Eyeliners are now firmly back on the agenda, so invest in one if you haven't already.

Key products:

Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara © Clarins
Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in 'Hysteria' © Chanel
Elysambre liquid eyeliner © Elysambre
£17, www.clarins.com £21.50, www.chanel.com
£11, available from




  
 

Beauty Editor
09/09/2009
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