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fall BEAUTY trends: old HOLLYWOOD glamour

Fall’s just around the bend, which means it’s almost time to swap out pink for oxblood, sandals for booties, and sun-kissed cheeks for high-drama features. Old Hollywood glamour is forever trending, but set aside thoughts of Marilyn’s white dress and Audrey’s famous pixie cut today. Instead, become mesmerized by the alluring eyes of iconic film noir stars like Katherine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman and Rita Hayworth. Transfixed yet? Of course you are. Steal their beauty secrets with LAURA MERCIER’s line for burgeoning femme fatales: the limited edition Cinema Noir collection, which transports your face and nails to a bygone era.

When you think of film noir heroines (or anti-heroines — everyone loves a bad girl), you imagine dewy cheeks, bee-stung lips, perfectly coiffed locks, and, most importantly, scene-stealing eyes. Sharp, smoky, illuminated eyes. Eyes that seem to follow you as they pierce through a movie screen. Well, classic film fans with a fondness for beauté can rejoice: the teal and rich brown shades in LAURA MERCIER’s limited-edition collection promise to make any gaze more enticing — or intimidating.

Try the usual two-toned smokey eye, or mix it up by lining the lash with LAURA MERCIER’s espresso brown liner, dusting the lid in Mystere, a dusky teal, and pressing Suspense, a chocolatey shadow, into the crease. Apply a coat of mascara — black, and, if you’re feeling really naughty, toss in a pair of fake eyelashes or add a coat of LAURA MERCIER’s burgundy mascara. Flutter your eyelashes in the mirror experimentally until you’re satisfied. Then slip into a slinky dress with a high neckline, top your outfit off with one hell of a hat, and step out onto the streets looking like a troubled ingenue. Danger, mystery and excitement await. Written by Rebecca Santiago.