Inspired by film noir leading ladies like Ava Gardner and Sophia Loren, winter hues evoke the drama of the 1940s femme fatale.
Like the film stars of an era passed, models with dark pouts and flawless skin dominated fall/winter runways. At Oscar de la Renta, the focus was on scarlet lips, while the look was soft and feminine when paired with loose curls at Bottega Veneta. At Lanvin smoky eyes and burgundy lips were the perfect complement to the 1940s silhouette.
“The film noir beauty look adds a vampy twist to classic Hollywood glamour,” says Sephora PRO, Stephanie Smith. “It requires a flawless complexion that can be achieved by applying a velvety foundation.” With its easy-to-apply gel texture and sheer finish, the Marc Jacobs Genius Supercharged Foundation helps create the perfect base.
And when it comes to eyes, we’re loving Make Up For Ever’s colorful spin on this classic look. Created by French sculptor and painter, Dany Sanz, the brand is known for its deeply saturated hues inspired by an artist’s palette – and the latest collection doesn’t disappoint. The new Blue Sepia makeup palette features a variety of earthy browns and the standout hue: Blue Petrol. With pigments like deep blue and green, this Technicolor take on the smoky eye is a guaranteed showstopper.