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How to look good in All Black make-up

02:00 Tue Oct 18 2011
Melissa Williams-King
Make up how to: Wear black lipstick

You might not want to go the full face-painting route, so we've rounded up the best beauty products in black so you can show your support the All Blacks — and still look pretty!

Black lipstick
Normally a beauty no-no, come Sunday this fashion-forward look will be totally appropriate. Our favorite versions are Chanel Hysteria, Lancome Color Fever Gloss in Piha Black and MAC Black Knight, but these cult shades quickly sold out and are hard to find. MAC LipMix in Black is still available, and you can also try black eyeliner on lips. You need a soft, easy to blend pencil —we love Living Nature Eye Pencil in Midnight.

Black eyeshadow
This is a lot easier to pull off — load up on the black eyeliner a la Ma'a Nonu or try a trendy cat-eye. You can also go super smoky with eyeshadows in noir tones. Some great options are Revlon Luxurious Color Perle Eyeshadow in Black Galaxy, Smashbox Eyeshadow in Blackout and L'Oreal Paris Color Appeal Trio in Night & Day Black.

Black hair
If you don't feel like wearing a $2 Shop wig, and you're not naturally dark-haired, a temporary hairspray can add some dark drama. Products such as Colour Shots Spray and Smart Colour Temporary Spray in Natural Black wash out after around five washes. The best idea is to colour only a small section of hair (at the front) then plait it or leave the streak to blend in with the rest of your hair.

Black nails
You're in luck, these are already right on trend! Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Black Star is a top pick, and there are blacks in most nail brands' selection, from L'Oreal to Chanel. OPI's Black Shatter is a great choice if you want something more graphic, or try stick-on nail decals such as those from Sally Hansen or Obsessionz (they have a silver fern design, available at Radius Pharmacies). Many nail salons have come to the party with customized manicures. Check out our Rugby World Cup nail gallery

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