A story on black and blue makeup in the February issue of Allure shows just how beautiful a black eye can be. After all, nothing says sexy like a woman being battered and bruised!

The models in "Black & Blue" are portrayed as boxers, so supposedly they've subjected themselves to a friendly beating in the name of sports. However, it's hard to argue that these photos simply celebrate the athleticism of boxing, since we only see a heavily made up women being hit in the face by a disembodied hand and another in head bandages being aided by a male paramedic.


But really, why go the physical abuse route at all? Was this the only thing the editors of Allure could come up with to come up with to convey the idea that cobalt and turquoise eye shadow looks good with black liner?

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Allure — February 2009 [Official Site]