Sara   /   September 13, 2013

 Source: Byrdie |  Written By: Britt Aboutaleb |  Published On: 13 September 2013 |  Type: Article |  Filed Under: Beauty, Fashion

f you want to shake things up as an actress, there’s really no better plan than going from bubbly, kind of bitchy cheerleader on Glee to daughter of a mobster in a Robert De Niro movie (The Family, out today). So if Dianna Agron’s up for change, we thought, we’re going to give it to her. In today’s editorial the actress goes a little goth, sporting the deepest darkest shades of Bordeaux on her nails, lips, cheeks, and eyes. “I would only wear dark lipstick like this on a very special occasion,” Agron says. “And be prepared to not be kissed all night!”

Makeup artist Georgie Eisdell prepped Agron’s skin with Chanel’s Vitalumiere Foundation ($55) and La Mer’s Powder ($65) before blending Nars’ Cream Blush ($29) in Constantinople along her cheekbones. From there, she built a Gucci-inspired smoky red eye and played with texture atop the darkest red pigments on Agron’s lips. “Dianna has the perfect face for makeup,” Eisdell says. “Her eyes are so beautifully almond so to enhance them even more with a bold color is so much fun, and she carries it off so well.”

Meanwhile, hairstylist Jenny Cho manipulated Agron’s blonde locks into everything from a slick, shiny ponytail to a Danny Zuko-like pompadour that—for a minute—made it look like Agron had gone short. “I’ve always been curious about a pixie cut,” Agron says. “My friend chopped all of her hair off this year, and she looks so elegant and chic.” In the meantime, Agron is thinking of going pink again: “You instantly feel precocious and people treat you so well; there’s something very childlike about it.”

There’s nothing childlike, however, about Agron’s sultry look in our fall shoot.

Eisdell’s favorite look was the dark matte lip. “It’s such a different look for Dianna,” she says. “I think it has an edge and coolness about it, the contrast of the dark matte lip and clean face is so gorgeous on her.” She mixed M.A.C.’s Lipmix ($15) in Crimson and Burgundy to get the perfect shade.

Manicurist Michelle Saunders covered two coats of Deborah Lippmann’s Nail Polish ($17) in Single Ladies with Jin Soon’s Matte Maker ($18) for this fall’s must-have—an edgy, matte finish.

“I love a cream blush,” says Eisdell. “It gives such a gorgeous finish to the skin, and it blends so easily which is a great thing when you are using deeper reds as they can look patchy when not blended well.”

Eisdell used Laura Mercier’s Cream Eyeshadow ($22) in Burnished Copper and M.A.C.’s Eyeshadow ($15) in Modern Grace to build Agron’s stunning eye. For an extra kick, she finished with two coats of Yves Saint Laurent’s Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils ($30) in Burgundy.

“I like the contrast of a matte face and a glossy eye and a matte lip with glowing skin,” says Eisdell. Here, she layered both Tom Ford’s Lip Gloss ($45) in Wet Violet and Chanel’s Levres Scintillantes Glossimer ($30) in Crushed Cherry on top of the Lipmix combination she used on Agron’s matte lip.

Matte might be having a moment, but shiny, blood red nails are classic. Saunders used the aforementioned Lippmann shade, but try Essie’s Nail Polish ($8) in Bordeaux for an equally rich tone.

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