Power of Three: Purple Rain

After rifling through the Fall 2012 look books, we’re stepping out of our beauty comfort zone. Dark purple lips and shimmery eyes are this season’s must-try trends—and together, they form a supremely bold combo. Trust us: you don’t need to be Coco Rocha to pull off this modern vamp look.

Step 1: Jouer Matte Touch Powder & Bronzer

Supermodels are known for their flawless skin and their razor-sharp cheekbones. Jouer’s two-in-one compact helps us fake both. Use a fluffy brush to apply a light dusting of the sheer beige powder all over your face, concentrating on your T-zone, where pores tend to be most visible. Next, use the same brush to add a touch of bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks, sweeping upwards towards your hairline.

Step 2: Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in Skinny Jeans

Define eyes with Benefit’s Skinny Jeans, a rich metallic taupe. Using your fingertips, dab the shadow all over your eyelids, up into your creases. This creates the illusion of bigger eyes.

Step 3: Beauty is Life Aubergine Lipstick

The key to pulling off a deep eggplant lipstick like Beauty is Life’s Aubergine is precision. Your conventional paint-from-the-tube technique just won’t cut it—you need a lipstick brush. Once you’ve filled in your lips, blot with a tissue to ensure an even, matte finish. Now feel free to do your best Karlie Kloss impersonation.

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