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Jaw-Dropping Runway Looks for Dark Skin

These swoon-worthy makeup looks from NYFW Spring 2015 are easy to pull off and absolutely gorg
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Colorful Eyes and Lips at Trina Turk
Trina Turk's Spring 2015 collection was inspired by the LA Flower Mart, so it's fitting that Sarah Lucero, Stila's Global Director of Creative Artisty, created a makeup look with plenty of color -- the turquoise shadow makes a bold statement. "The hues are like the petals of a flower, with a soft finish but opaque in color," Lucero says. She smudged Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Smudge Stick in Turquoise over the lids to create a sheer wash of color, and then finished off the look with Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Carina, a bright coral that's surprisingly wearable and works on a variety of skin tones.

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Ombré Lips at Ann Yee
Red lipstick never goes out of style, and it looks like the orange lip trend is here to stay. So why not combine them both? An ombré lip, seen at Ann Yee's presentation, brings an unexpected twist to your classic statement lip. M.A.C. Senior Makeup Artist Fatima T used M.A.C. Lipstick in All Fired Up and Dangerous to create the look.

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Sparkles Everwhere at Tadashi Shoji
Even if you're not into glitter, you have to appreciate the ice princess look M.A.C. makeup artist Pep Gay designed to go with Tadashi Shoji's Spring 2015 collection. The key is to keep everything sheer to avoid looking like you lost a fight with a unicorn. He used M.A.C. Pearl Varnish Eye Gloss (limited edition this fall) over the eyelids and out toward the brows. He then pressed Cream Colour Base onto the cheekbones and cupid's bow for that lit-from-within glow, and finished it off with a touch of a not-yet-released shade of Lipglass.The resulting look is fresh, polished and light.

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Royal Blue Eye Shadow at Dannijo
A cobalt eye shadow, seen at Dannijo, is an on-trend way to add an unexpected pop of color to your makeup routine. It looks fantastic and shows up against darker skin tones. Makeup artist Yadim used Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Pure Pigments in Brash Blue over the lids to create this eye-defining look. With eye shadow this bold, all your lips need is a swipe of a neutral balm (Yadim used Maybelline Baby Lips in Quenched on the models).

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Classic Red Lips at Carolina Herrera
Put the emphasis on your lips with bold, brick-red lipstick as seen at Carolina Herrera. Gilded eye shadow brings warmth to darker skin tones, and makes for an updated classic look you could definitely wear before Spring 2015 (hello, holiday party inspiration).

Here at Total Beauty, we can appreciate the fashion that comes down the runways during New York Fashion Week, but what really sets our hearts aflutter: the gorgeous new makeup trends we get to look forward to. While you can adapt any trend seen on the runway to suit your skin tone, we found six makeup looks that were especially gorgeous on dark skin. From vibrant eye shadows to gilded smoky eyes, here are the best runway makeup looks (so far) for dark skin.
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