Get the look: Marion Cotillard

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Get the look: Marion CotillardReady to for the party season? No? Well that’s what BeautySA is here for. Marion Cotillard’s no-fuss summer evening look is a simple tweak of a daytime look.

Hair

This retro half up-do is pretty straight forward, and the good news is it will work well if your hair isn’t super clean – so no need to wash after a day out and about. Create some loose curls or waves to your taste with a curling wand or styling iron (you can do this in the morning, walk around with bouncy waves, and pin back your up-do before you go out in the evening). Part your hair (either mid or side would work) and start by loosely twisting a thick strand of hair on one side (of the parting) toward the back of your head and pin it down with a hairgrip. Do the same with the other side. If you have fine or thin hair, you’ll need to tease your hair, or add texturising spray before you start – I find dry shampoo works really well too. You can add a decorative clip in the back, as it creates a hollow – perfect for the bows that are dominating this season. Give it a spritz with aerosol hairspray to keep in place.

Complexion

If sun-kissed porcelain were a description for skin, this would be it. Prep the skin with an illuminating primer like Stila One Step Illuminate and follow with a medium cover foundation. With a light hand and a large powder brush, dust golden bronzer on the fleshy part of the cheeks, the temples, and more lightly on the nose, chin and forehead. If the bronzer is too dark, your face will look dirty – we’re talking unwashed-I-haven’t-bathed-lately. If it’s too orange, well, we all know what that looks like. I’m enjoying Gosh’s Multicolour Blush Bronze Pie, R135. Add a dash of natural blush to the apples of the cheeks – try Almay Wakeup Makeup in 02 Rose, R140.

Eyes

Beautiful, bronze eye shadow is so hard to come by that I often use actual bronzer. If it is indeed for an evening ‘do, you can go for a luminous, shimmery shade. One colour and a highlighter shade will do the trick for this look, combined with good old-fashioned black eyeliner and mascara. For stay-all-night mascara, a great product is YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof, R325. Eyebrows can be filled in with powder or pencil, and kept in place with a wax or gel. They form a strong feature in a look like this, so don’t neglect them. Try the Gosh Eyebrow Kit, R140, or Almay Brow Defining Pencil (with a nifty comb at the other end), R140. Never darken them more than one shade with make-up, rather see a pro at a salon for tinting – it will look much more natural.

Lips

The look pictured calls for natural, nude and matte. Wear your favourite nude lipstick, and blot it well for a matte effect. If this look seems too tame for a night out, rest assured that it will work equally well with fuchsia, coral or siren red lips too.

Image: PRPhotos.com

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Chantelle loves the beauty industry and is a junkie for all things high-tech. A background in skincare therapy and a secret dream of becoming a copywriter steered her in the direction of beauty blogging. To read more of her writing, visit her blog NotAnotherPoppie.com.

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  1. Bronwyn

    This is my daily go-to look, I just switch the lip colour from a coral balm stain to bronze or fuscia, whatever goes

    6 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    Marion is looking nice but not a fan of hairdo

    6 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    Makeup looks fantastic for summer outing, almost natural.

    6 years ago •

  1. Cass1231

    Very natural with little effort,looks lovely

    6 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Dimpled woman look soooo Sweet… Her look is simple yet classy…

    6 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    I love her smile!!! Cute smile ever!! Make-up nicely applied, almost natural

    6 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Simple retro classy and elegant! Natural, love this look!

    6 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    Love the natural look! Not a fan of the hair though

    6 years ago •

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