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Get The Look: Dark Romance

Get The Look: Dark Romance
Play up your brows and lips with this sultry look - try the dark romance trend today.

Forget skinny over-tweezed brows; let your brow hairs grow out and groom them with just a touch of powder or wax. Having a more structured brow-shape has made a major comeback recently, and can help to frame your face and finish your look.

Don’t be shy to experiment with a bold lippie too. A dark purple-red tone is unmistakably sexy, and is perfect for a wild Saturday night  out.

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“It’s been named the colour of the year — and for good reason,” says Rae Morris, Priceline Pharmacy’s Makeup Director. “The fashion pack’s love affair with rich wine tones continues for Spring and Summer. From musicians to bloggers, this moody, modern face is it-girl, all over. Nail it with a rich marsala lip, subtly defined eyes and sheer base.”

Step 1 – Starting with a velvety foundation, pump a small dollop into your fingers, and press into your face, focusing on areas that need a little more coverage.  Try Revlon Colorstay Makeup for Normal/Dry Skin, $27.96

Step 2 – Next, measure a strip lash against your own eye, and cut to size. Apply some glue directly on the strip, lightly shake to dry (you want the glue to get tacky before you put them onto your eyelid), and gently place on top of your natural lashes. Try Ardell Strip Lashes 120 in Black, $10.99

Step 3 – Now it’s time to focus on your brows. Use the brush provided to lightly colour in any gaps you may have between the hairs, and brush some wax through if needed. Try Rimmel London Eyebrow Powder Kit, $12.95

Step 4 – Prep lips with a light layer of lip balm, and immediately follow with some dark lipstick to vamp up your look. Don’t forget to reapply when needed – dark colours like this need special attention through the night. Try Australis Colour Inject Lipstick in Grunge, $13.95

Step 5 – Don’t forget about your nails! If you don’t have the patience to wait for nail polish to dry, these quick and easy stick-on nails could be your calling. They’re a cinch to use too – just press down on your nails for half a minute, and voila! You’re ready to go. Try Elegant Touch Express Press-On Nails in Polished Black, $14.99

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This is a sponsored post by Priceline. All opinions expressed by the author are authentic and written in their own words.

The Festival of Beauty campaign is a celebration of all things beauty. Priceline Pharmacy, along with Rae Morris, Whitney Port and Samantha Harris, has set the 8 trends for Spring/Summer 2015, reinforcing it as the beauty authority and as the leading destination for Australian beauty lovers. Discover more in store or click here.

Written by Iantha Yu

Iantha Yu is a journalist that specializes in writing and styling beauty, health and lifestyle content. She joins The Carousel as Beauty Editor after previously working at SHOP Til You Drop and Women’s Health magazine, and prior to that, edited her own beauty website.

She firmly believes that good skincare, a bright lippie, or good quality false eyelashes can change your life (or at least your mood for the day).

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