It’s getting cold outside, which means it’s finally time to pull out those dark, edgy colors that you typically wouldn’t wear in the summer heat. But, instead of just confining them to your daily wardrobe, be a little daring and try something a little new with your makeup routine this season. Darker lipstick shades and deeper blushes can finally have an affect for ultimate sex appeal, so why not use them? The fall months are the best time to indulge in your ultimate gothic look. Just wear it at your discretion.

Most people think strong gothic drama begin with eyewear. For this, you’ll need rich, pungent pigments that are really going to be daring in the stormy weather. First, start with MAC’s Eye Shadow x 9 Burgundy Times Nine. When we think autumn, we think reds and these colors deliver fierce attraction. Follow with Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner. No one else knows goth like famed tattoo artist, Kat Von D. Using a fuse of glamour and edge, this liner creates bold definition, which will have no other choice but to draw attention to your face. Bring attention to your cheeks by sculpting with NARS Seduction BlushDeep and mysterious, it demands authority. Suit it up with a complementing piece like Christian Louboutin’s Beaute Eton Moi Matte Lip Colour to ensure a consistent appeal. Finally, add Deborah Lippmann’s Let’s Misbehave Nail Polish for a finishing edgy touch. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, have fun with the limited edition Manic Panic’s Amplified Semi-Permanent Hair Color for a little hair tint. A fun dye that replicates our childhood with Jem cartoon-inspired colors. There’s no better way to achieve passionate colors for the fall and being gothic only brings out the beauty best in us.

-Brooke Leigh Howard
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