- Eyes: Start by lining all along the eyes with a smudgy black liner like Clinique Kohl Shaper For Eyes ($16), using your finger or a smudger brush to diffuse the lines. Next, use a palette of hazy brown or coffee-toned shadows, like Elizabeth Arden's Eye Shadow Quad in Sueded Browns ($30), to create a smoky texture. Don't be afraid to extend the shadows well above the crease for a dramatic effect. Instead of an intensely dark shadow close to the brow and inner corners of the eyes, a rich café au lait shade looks less harsh.
- Lips: Depending on your preference, go for a rich raspberry or cherry red, like Nars's lip glosses ($24 each) in Gothika, a spiced berry; Bad Education, a sheer crimson red; or Misbehave, a sheer cherry red.
- Hair: Use a one-inch or less barreled curing iron and small sections of hair to create tighter curls. Once finished curling, lightly scrunch the hair to break up the curl, using a medium-hold gel to promote shine and hold.