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March 13, 2015

If you’ve kept up with fashion month's biggest beauty trends, you’ve probably noticed one standout accessory from the fall runways: temporary face tattoos. When properly executed, the results can be surprisingly chic. That’s right. You don’t have to be prepping for Halloween (or Mike Tyson) to pull off the look.

Models hit the catwalk with a scattering of designs at Giamba, perfect for anyone who’s looking to unleash their inner rebel. Then there were those who rocked deconstructed stars on the outer corner of the eye at Anthony Vaccarello, presenting an interesting take on the traditional cat eye. “I love the idea of playing with tattoos, but in a very small and asymmetrical way, especially with bright colors” says MAC senior artist Chantel Miller. “It’s edgy while still being feminine and youthful.”

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While she wouldn’t recommend drawing freehand at home, there are other ways to DIY. “First, I would head to your local stationary or craft store and buy a few small stamps that would usually be used for paper decorating,” she says. “Then, using an eyeliner brush and either a bright, matte lipstick (like MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Lady Danger, $16; maccosmetics.com) or a MAC Cosmetics Lipmix ($15; maccosmetics.com) in your favorite color, paint the stamp and press onto the desired area.” Set with some Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder ($26; maccosmetics.com) to finish.

But for instant faux ink (especially with festival season around the corner), try Nars’s new Tahitian-inspired collection ($35 per sheet; narscosmetics.com) or check out Pixie Ink Tattoos for some edgier options.PHOTOS: From Runway to Reality: The Hottest Spring Beauty Trends