Fall’s mod blanc et noir look has taken over our makeup bags, making us eager for domino-like manicures, smoky eyes contoured with icy accents, and striking swipes of dark and light liner. Here, we discover the myriad ways to work this power pairing into our beauty repertoire—even down to our makeup brushes.
Zebra Effect Eyes
Trace a black shadow across your upper lids, smudging it out with your fingers in a zigzag shape. Apply a wash of silvery-white shadow above it, diffusing it out over your lids and up to your brows for a cool contrasted look.
NARS Night Series Eyeshadow in Night Life and Night Breed, $24
Smoky With A Touch Of Ice
Do your usual smoky eye but finish it off with a dab of pale eye shadow in the inner corners and a dusting along the lower lashes to offset your gaze.
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill 4 Color Eyeshadow Palette in Maestro, $59
Curl your lashes and rim your eyes with a metallic white liner—try placing tiny dots between your lashes for a super precise look—and finish with multiple coats of super dark mascara.
CHANEL Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Silver Light, $30, chanel.com, Tarina Tarintino Fleur de Lash Mascara in Black Opal, $19
High Contrast Nails
Try painting the base of your nails white and the tips black for a retro French manicure. Or leave the base white and apply tiny black dots to put a kitschy, domino-effect spin on your manicure.
Essie Nail Polish in Licorice and Blanc, $8
Even makeup tools look chic in high contrast combinations, like this pro stippling brush, which is ideal for applying powder, liquid or cream foundations.
Sephora Collection Pro Stippling Brush #44, $35