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A model wears a creation by Fashion designer Donatella Versace as part of his Women's Spring Summer 2012/2013 fashion collection presented in Paris, Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. (Jacques Brinon/AP)
A model wears a creation by Fashion designer Donatella Versace as part of his Women's Spring Summer 2012/2013 fashion collection presented in Paris, Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. (Jacques Brinon/AP)

I love the runway punk looks – how can I adapt it for work? Add to ...

The question

I’d like to lend a little edge to my fall beauty look. What is the most office-friendly way to try out the punk looks that I saw on the fall runways?

The answer

To incorporate elements of the punk trend into your daytime makeup routine, you need to consider the level of formality in your office.

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If it has a strict corporate-attire policy, add a touch of punk with blue or green nails (seen on the runway of Jeremy Scott). Be sure, however, that the only edgy aspect of your mani is the colour of the polish and that the application is neat and clean. Alternatively, you can take a cue from Versace’s kohl-rimmed eyes and try an office-appropriate smokey look.

If, on the other hand, the dress code is semi-casual or casual, you can show a little more edge. Try rocking a deep purple pout like the ones seen at Anthony Vaccarello. (A shade with a slightly blue undertone will make a real statement.)

If you want to play up your eyes, try the Chanel Resort runway look and use a neon-blue eyeliner on your lower lid and water line.

Bahar Niramwalla is a celebrity makeup artist and beauty expert who has appeared on CTV, Global TV and City. Follow her on Twitter: @baharniramwalla. Have a beauty question? E-mail style@globeandmail.com

 

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