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4 Ways to Embrace the Bold Makeup Trend This Fall

Find Your Fall Edge

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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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Black, Smudgy Eyes

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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, target.com)
CoverGirl Perfect Blend Pencil in Charcoal ($5, target.com)
NYC New York Color Show Time Velvet Eyeliner in Black Velvet ($2, walmart.com)
Wet N Wild Color Icon Kohl Liner Pencil in Baby's Got Black ($1, drugstore.com)

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, ulta.com) and Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector In Orange Shimmer ($25, clarins.com).

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Dark, Matte Lips

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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, loraccosmetics.com)
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipstick in Berry Bossy ($6, target.com)
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Some Nerve ($24, smashbox.com)
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipstick in Blackest Berry ($6, target.com)

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, amazingcosmetics.com), 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, mallybeauty.com) to get just the right wattage. Done.

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Shimmery, Chiseled Cheeks

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High, prominent cheekbones have long been a symbol of strength and beauty, and the demand for them is growing—contouring kits are everywhere. But Roncal prefers to accent your bone structure with contouring's less complicated counterpart: highlighting. "Highlighting warms up your skin and makes you look younger," Roncal says. Apply powder across lids and around the outer corners to cheekbones to illuminate the whole area.

Illuminate with these picks:
Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder ($56, dior.com)
Honest Beauty Contour + Highlight Kit ($34, honestbeauty.com)
Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Afternoon Glow ($46, bobbibrowncosmetics.com)
EssencePure Nude Highlighter ($5, ulta.com)

Heighten the impact with: Defined brows. "Full, finished brows are a subtle way to look polished, professional, and in control," Taylor Davis explains. To get yours into shape, grab a matte brow pencil like Touch in Sol Brow Expert Bar ($17, urbanoutfitters.com), but don't draw over your entire brows. "That's what makes them look super fake," Roncal says. "Just fill in sparse areas with a light, feathery stroke so you have strong brows that don't look painted on."

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Thick, Fluttery Lashes

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Long, lush lashes give you movie-star swagger," Roncal says. To create this dramatic look, you need to approach the application differently: "Instead of pulling the mascara brush out toward your ear, redirect the lashes toward the bridge of your nose," Roncal says. "It'll make them slowly fan out for an eye-opening effect."

For luscious lashes, try:
Sephora Collection Lash Craft Mascara Length & Volume ($12, sephora.com)
Clinique Lash Power Flutter-to-Full Mascara ($23, clinique.com)
Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Doll Lash Extension Kit ($15 for both wands, ulta.com)

Heighten the impact with: Sheer, moist lips. "You want major lashes like these to stand out, so your lips should be less flashy and more natural," Taylor Davis says. "Any lip color should be sheer with some sheen." Tinted lip balms, like Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom ($5, burtsbees.com) and Estée Edit Cocobalm in Coco Blush ($22, sephora.com) fill the bill perfectly.

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Healthy Ramen Recipes That Will Make You Rethink the College-Food Staple

Healthy Ramen Hacks

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Gone are the plain ramen noodles of your sophomore year when you blew most of your food budget on pizza and had no real kitchen. Your eating habits have been spruced up since then, so it's only natural that your ramen habits should be too. Time to try these 11 homemade ramen recipes with a healthy twist. From unexpected salads to bowls filled to the brim with flavor, these recipes will fill you up and satisfy your more grown-up taste buds.

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Asian Ramen Chicken Chopped Salad

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Whether you're craving that crunch or just looking to spice up a regular salad, this recipe will do the trick. The uncooked ramen noodles offer the crunch of nuts or croutons, but more importantly, they turn an average salad into an interesting meal. You can also turn your salad into dinner with these giant salad recipes for a satisfying macro meal.

Get the recipe: Asian Ramen Chicken Chopped Salad

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Ramen Vegetable Stir-Fry

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Make this ramen recipe and you can have peace of mind knowing exactly what's in that bowl of warm goodness. There are no mystery sauces and the veggie-to-noodle ratio is totally up to you. Plus, let's be honest—sometimes homemade recipes are just better than takeout. Case in point: these stir-fry recipes.

Get the recipe: Ramen Vegetable Stir-Fry

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Chicken Veggie Ramen Bowl

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Chicken. Veggies. Noodles. A recipe ingredient list doesn't get much simpler. Despite its minimal ingredients, this dish still packs maximum deliciousness. With chicken broth as the base, you'll skip the extra salt and make room for more fresh veggies. Feel free to customize the add-ins, such as swapping out mushrooms for carrots if that's more your thing.

Get the recipe: Chicken Veggie Ramen Bowl

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20-Minute Sriracha Shrimp Ramen

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With peppers, ginger, and spinach mixed into this dish, you'll get a nice dose of veggies, plus the spicy sriracha broth is out of this world. Like this hot? Then you'll love these spicy recipes that use all different kinds of hot sauce.

Get the recipe: 20-Minute Sriracha Shrimp Ramen

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Avocado and Cherry Tomato Ramen Noodle Bowl

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Who knew ramen noodles could look this fancy? Between the colorful tomatoes and the creamy chunks of avocado, this is sure to impress. Drop the fork and finally master chopsticks with this easy video tutorial.

Get the recipe: Avocado and Cherry Tomato Ramen Noodle Bowl 

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Crispy Pork Ramen Noodle Soup with Roasted Acorn Squash

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This ramen bowl might look complicated, but it basically comes together over the course of the day in the slow cooker. So set it and forget it—and then sit down and enjoy a flavor-bomb ramen bowl that will be one seriously memorable meal.

Get the recipe: Crockpot Crispy Caramelized Pork Ramen Noodle Soup with Curry Roasted Acorn Squash

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Thai Peanut Chicken and Ramen Noodle Soup

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This recipe is packed with healthy ingredients like sweet potatoes that are loaded with vitamins A and C, and garlic, which studies show may help you lose weight. So swap that Thai takeout for this easy, customizable, warm, and delicious bowl of ramen instead.

Get the recipe: Thai Peanut Chicken and Ramen Noodle Soup

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Homemade Ramen with Bacon and Soft-Boiled Eggs

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The soft-boiled eggs offer up tons of benefits like zinc, protein, and vitamin D. And yes, you can have bacon! Fat is not the enemy, despite what some people behind the scenes might try to tell you.

Get the recipe: Homemade Ramen with Bacon and Soft-Boiled Eggs

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Miso Ramen with Roasted Vegetables

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A veggie-packed miso soup? That's right up our alley. Dried, prepackaged ramen doesn't make the cut this time. Instead, you'll use fresh noodles and you'll wonder how you ever ate that other stuff.

Get the recipe: Miso Ramen with Roasted Vegetables

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Lime Shrimp Dragon Noodles

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The total cost of this meal? A skimpy $4.97. This recipe is both budget-friendly and darn delicious! Shrimp is a great alternative if you're looking for a lighter meal but don't want to sacrifice protein. Shrimp is also a great source of vitamin B12, which keeps your nervous system in tip-top shape.

Get the recipe: Lime Shrimp Dragon Noodles 

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Chicken Yakisoba

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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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Thick, Fluttery Lashes

Long, lush lashes give you movie-star swagger," Roncal says. To create this dramatic look, you need to approach the application differently: "Instead of pulling the mascara brush out toward your ear, redirect the lashes toward the bridge of your nose," Roncal says. "It'll make them slowly fan out for an eye-opening effect."

For luscious lashes, try:
Sephora Collection Lash Craft Mascara Length & Volume ($12, sephora.com)
Clinique Lash Power Flutter-to-Full Mascara ($23, clinique.com)
Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Doll Lash Extension Kit ($15 for both wands, ulta.com)

Heighten the impact with: Sheer, moist lips. "You want major lashes like these to stand out, so your lips should be less flashy and more natural," Taylor Davis says. "Any lip color should be sheer with some sheen." Tinted lip balms, like Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom ($5, burtsbees.com) and Estée Edit Cocobalm in Coco Blush ($22, sephora.com) fill the bill perfectly.

Photo: CLAIRE BENOIST

Shimmery, Chiseled Cheeks

High, prominent cheekbones have long been a symbol of strength and beauty, and the demand for them is growing—contouring kits are everywhere. But Roncal prefers to accent your bone structure with contouring's less complicated counterpart: highlighting. "Highlighting warms up your skin and makes you look younger," Roncal says. Apply powder across lids and around the outer corners to cheekbones to illuminate the whole area.

Illuminate with these picks:
Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder ($56, dior.com)
Honest Beauty Contour + Highlight Kit ($34, honestbeauty.com)
Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Afternoon Glow ($46, bobbibrowncosmetics.com)
EssencePure Nude Highlighter ($5, ulta.com)

Heighten the impact with: Defined brows. "Full, finished brows are a subtle way to look polished, professional, and in control," Taylor Davis explains. To get yours into shape, grab a matte brow pencil like Touch in Sol Brow Expert Bar ($17, urbanoutfitters.com), but don't draw over your entire brows. "That's what makes them look super fake," Roncal says. "Just fill in sparse areas with a light, feathery stroke so you have strong brows that don't look painted on."

Photo: Claire Benoist

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, loraccosmetics.com)
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipstick in Berry Bossy ($6, target.com)
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Some Nerve ($24, smashbox.com)
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipstick in Blackest Berry ($6, target.com)

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, amazingcosmetics.com), 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, mallybeauty.com) to get just the right wattage. Done.

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