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Dark, Matte Lips

The season's new purple, oxblood, and nearly black lipsticks bring on a sexy, tough-chick chic. But don't fear the dark side—mastering a bold lip that stays captivatingly precise is easier than you think. "My secret to a flawless application is to put on the lipstick first, then use a same-shade or nude liner to clean up the lip line," Roncal says. If you want a more intense look, stick with a flat, matte finish, or you can tone it down and make it more natural with a semi-matte, satin, or sheer version of a vampy shade.

Our fave mattes:
Lorac Pro Matte Lip Color in Orchid ($18,
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipstick in Berry Bossy ($6,
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Some Nerve ($24,
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipstick in Blackest Berry ($6,

Heighten the impact with: Luminous skin. "First, invest in a good concealer," says Taylor Davis, "because the rest of your face should basically be bare." Go with a long-lasting stick formula like Amazing Cosmetics Perfection Stick ($23,, and dab it under your eyes and on any blemishes. Then, on top of the concealer, apply an allover foundation that has a reflective, radiant quality to balance the matteness of the lips. Try Mally Face Defender BB Cream Foundation ($45, to get just the right wattage. Done.

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Black, Smudgy Eyes

This devil-may-care makeup look is undeniably sexy and surprisingly easy to pull off. "Usually makeup artists insist that you painstakingly draw your eyeliner close to the lashline. Now you can freehand it, then smudge it into your top and lower lashlines with a finger," celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal says. Eyeliner pencils and gels have just the right amount of sheen for this, but avoid anything with shimmer or glitter, says Lori Taylor Davis, Smashbox global pro lead artist. "Save that for the holidays." (Go pro with this smoky eye tutorial.)

Smudge-friendly liners:
L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Gray ($8,
CoverGirl Perfect Blend Pencil in Charcoal ($5,
NYC New York Color Show Time Velvet Eyeliner in Black Velvet ($2,
Wet N Wild Color Icon Kohl Liner Pencil in Baby's Got Black ($1,

Heighten the impact with: Peachy cheeks and lips. The rest of your face should be very feminine, says Roncal, who recommends a pop of peach on the apples of your cheeks and a glossy lip. Try Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Peach Glow ($26, and Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector In Orange Shimmer ($25,

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Find Your Fall Edge

This fall, don't let the cooler air bum you out. The latest beauty trend is to go big—whether it's with rich lip color, intense eyes, strong cheekbones, or major lashes. Choose one feature to highlight and make it powerful. With help from makeup artist Mally Roncal, we compiled tips to help you amp up your look without going overboard. (And don't forget to pair your makeup trends with the latest fall fashion.)

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Chicken Yakisoba

Yakisoba is Japanese dish typically made of fried buckwheat, but this ramen noodle hack gives it a healthy twist. The meal in a bowl includes a touch of ginger, which is awesome for relieving digestive problems, so your tummy will be full and happy.

Get the recipe: Chicken Yakisoba

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