Always the picture of elegance, actress Marion Cotillard stepped out at the 65th annual Cannes film festival appearing both regal and flawless. From her sculpted brows to her stunning updo, there wasn't an element of her look that was amiss. Here are quick, easy tips for copying her red-carpet style.
Begin by prepping lids with eye primer to ensure that makeup stays in place. Then use a shimmery champagne eyeshadow like YSL Ombre Solo Smoothing Effect Eyeshadow in Fawn and flat panel eye brush to pat the color from lash line to brow bone. Next, load a pencil smudger brush with a matte medium brown eyeshadow, and apply from the outer corner of the eye up through the crease, blending the color into the crease using a windshield wiper motion. After a quick press with a lash curler, add two coats of curling mascara like Maybelline XXX Curl Power Mascara, which helps give eyes a wide-open appearance. To finish, apply a thin sweep of black liquid eyeliner with a slight flick at the ends. If you like to wear liner or your lower lash line, add a hint of black pencil liner.
Marion's eyebrows deserve special attention. To define yours in similar fashion, start by prepping with a brow powder or matte eyeshadow that matches your own hair color. If you don't have naturally defined arches, use a brow stencil in a style that matches the look you are going for, and gently outline your brow in the shape of the stencil, using an angled brush and powder like Anastasia Brow Powder Duo. Then, in short strokes, proceed to lightly fill in sparse areas of the brow. Once your brows are filled in, set them with your favorite brow gel or clear mascara. Voila, perfect brows!
To achieve Marion's flawless complexion, begin by applying a face primer like L'Oreal Studio Secrets Perfecting Base. This helps fill in fine lines, pores, and other complexion imperfections that may impede foundation from gliding onto the skin. Next, use your favorite liquid foundation and apply with a foundation brush, concentrating on areas that may need more concealing. Finish with a sweep of light rose blush like Lancome Blush Subtil in Pink Lamour on the apples of the cheeks and a thin layer of finishing powder, which will set the makeup and ensure skin looks fresh all evening long.
Lips get the mauve treatment here. Begin by filling lips in with a lip pencil like Lancome Le Lipstique in Natural Mauve, creating symmetry and fullness. Sweep a lip brush across a lipstick of the same color, and apply all over the lips. Apply a pop of clear gloss in the center, to fake Marion's full pout.
More than just a chignon or bun, Marion's gigantic updo gets a little help from a foam donut and extensions. First, use a natural bristled brush to gather hair in a high ponytail. Secure with an elastic, making sure to sweep all of your hair up and back away from your face. Next, grab your foam donut and feed your ponytail through the center, wrapping hair around the donut, making sure to fully hide it. Secure with several bobby pins, and generously spritz with hairspray like Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray. Next, wrap hair extensions around your bun, not stopping until the foam helper is fully hidden. Secure with bobby pins, and set with more hairspray. Last but not least, grab a chain headband and wrap it around the entire bun, again securing with bobby pins. You have now created a look that is worthy of any red carpet.
Whose look were you loving at Cannes?
Image Credit: CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Marion Cotillard attends the 'De Rouille et D'os' Premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)