By Eva Bilinska

Siouxsie, from Siouxsie & The Banshees and her legendary Punk eye makeup

Sixousie and the 30's inspired lip

Joan Jett's cool and Punk smoky eye

Joan Jett proves that you don't have to be dressed in black to be Punk

Edwige Belmore, does the smudged liner and a bold burgundy lip

Punk Couture collection by MAC

From left: Punk Couture deep blackened grape (retro matte), Hautecore true matte black (retro matte), Instigator deep blackened plum (retro matte), Studded Kiss dark oxblood red (retro matte) $18 each.

Creme Sheen Glass in Jet Boy sheer black with gold pearl, No Apologies sheer black with pinkish purple pearl. Dark Outsider creamy true black, $23 each.

Pigments in True Chartreuse flat, rich chartreuse green. Neo-Orange intense neon salmon. Magenta Madness intense neon blue-pink, $25 each.

Nail lacquer in Impassioned bright warm pink (cream), Formidable teal green with pink multi-changing pearl (pearl), Nocturnelle black as night (cream) $19 each.

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You only live twice, as the saying goes, and it seems that Punk got a second life. It’s influence has been trickling down from the seventies thanks to Vivienne Westwood’s inventive intuition, when she combined S&M, T-shirts, jeans and the most improbable influences (like parachute gear). Punk’s reinstatement as a major fashion trend started in the spring of 2013, with the MET’s exhibit and ball. Soon after, fashion magazines, designers, fashion bloggers, and the fashion crowd all started offering their own version of how to reinvent Punk.

To ring in the new year, MAC went the exact opposite of the glitter road, and headed down the runway of Punk. Offering all the basics: Oxblood lipsticks as well as black, and dark plummy shades, a smoky eye palette in purplish-pink shades, and neon pigments! Not forgetting the requisite black liner, kohl pencil and extra black mascara in the Haute & Naughty tube. And to help you put yourself in the yule tide cheer, and how to do that dramatic, yet stunning Punk eye or a bold lip that’s not too pretty, we turned to our fave Punk beauty icons: Siouxsie Sioux, Debbie Harry, Edwige Belmore and Joan Jett. So that in the spirit of Punk, you can ring in the new year in your edgy look and avoid all that glitter fallout.

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