Go Noir for New Year’s Eve—We Dare You

If your beauty vibe was on the safe side this year, let New Year's Eve be a case for high drama. I've had this film noir-inspired editorial bookmarked for weeks now, and can't wait to whip up a similar style tomorrow night. Just like Halloween, New Year’s Eve is an occasion for makeup hoarders like myself to take their boldest looks out for a test drive—so I say make it count!

As seen on the Naeem Khan Spring 2013 runway and in glossy spreads like this one with bombshell Scarlett Johansson, a deep berry lip and neutral eye have been 2013's winning combo. It's chic, but with a badass edge. For NYE, turn this trend up a notch by combining a fierce lip with an even fiercer eye, à la the black and white films of yesteryear.

To get the Lauren Bacall-inspired look, follow this tutorial for a smoky eye (swap the cream base for gray or black) and take this crash course on nailing a dark lip. Once you have a handle on application, grab Noir's Long-Wear Eyeliner, Manna Kadar Cosmetics Eye Palette, and Beauty Is Life's Aubergine Lipstick and get to work. Want equally sassy digits? Dress your nails up with Deborah Lippmann's Dark Side of The Moon Nail Lacquer. See you in 2014!

Photo: Fashion Gone Rogue

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