This season’s sexy new makeup colors are luxe, fresh and unapologetically bold. Here’s what to try and how to update your favorite beauty looks, using inspiration from the fall runways:
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Purple: Narciso Rodriguez
A nail polish favorite, the violet hue also works as makeup and flatters without looking punk rock. Use as a liner during the day, then layer on shadow for nighttime elegance.
Purple: Products We Recommend
Butter London Wink Eye Pencil in Indigo Punk, $18.
Maybelline New York Master Smoky in Smoldering Violet, $8.
Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss In Embellished, $8.
Nars Nail Polish in Fury, $19.
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Retrograde, $19.
Blue: Oscar De La Renta
A deep blue is a great substitute for your black go-tos, like lines and mascara. For subtle flair, try a navy tone or amp it up with an electric shade.
Blue: Products We Recommend
Esteé Lauder Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Bold Cobalt, $24.
Jane Cosmetics Shadow in Bluebird Shimmer, $8.
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Rolling In the Deep, $17.
Clarins Crayon Kohl In Intense Blue #03, $25.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liquid Liner in #6, $23.
Gray: Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein
Don’t file grey under boring. Worn correctly, a platinum hue can be an instant showstopper. The trick is to choose colors with a metallic sheen.
Grey: Products We Recommend
Too Faced Glitter Glaze in Silver Spark, $21.
Maybelline New York Color Tattoo in Audacious Asphalt, $7.
CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pot In Blazing White #350, $5.
Topshop Make Up Nails In Rainy Day, $10.
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Steel, $24.
Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner In Storm, $20.
Red: Carolina Herrera
We all love a ruby lip, but the fiery hue works as shadow, too -- and liner and blush, of course. Limit it to two facial features at a time to keep the look modern.
Red: Products We Recommend
YSL Eyeliner Babydoll in Rose Baby Doll, $34.
Nuance Salma Hayek Nail Lacquer in Midnight Blackberry #405, $6.
Bobbi Brown Blush in Berry #34, $26.
Chanel Precision Lip Definer in Rouge Profond, $29.
Dior Addict Extreme in Bonne Aventure, $31.