Get instantly glamorous with sharp black hues that create the beauty look of the moment. Here are 3 ways to wear this dramatic colour.


This winter a dramatic yet modern makeup look inspires us, with fair complexion and burgundy-coloured lips. At Kenneth Cole's catwalk, a mix of sharp blacks, olive tones and oxblood was observed not just on double-breasted wool coats, loose knits and cargo pants, but on the models' makeup as well. Porcelain skin and two-toned lips dominated the look. We especially loved the ombré effect lips.

Create the tough lip in three simple steps: apply a plum hued lipstick, leaving out the centre of the pout; dab with a red hue; and finish off the outer edges with a black liner for a dramatic lip as wearable as the fashion itself.



Winter's smoky eye trend is all about sophistication with a hint of grunge. One of our favourite catwalk looks was the oily effect eye makeup as seen at Roberto Cavalli.

Create it by using a smudged black liner that graduates into a softer feel with a mix of black and soft graphite grey eye shadows. Top up with a dab of lip-gloss for that oily effect, and finish with black mascara!



Greet the holidays with a feminine look plus a touch of retro. The cat eye is an instant classic that also provides an uplifting effect for your whole face. Think Sophia Loren but simpler!

Let the skin tone stay clean and focus on the feline eye flick.

Start by applying a black eye liner inside the lash line and bottom half of the eye, and continue drawing a straight line along the lash line. At the end of the eyelid, go upward to create the flick. Dab on some red lipgloss, and you are primed for this winter's parties.


Words by: Photographs by: All Over Press & Getty Images