Beauty Cues: Marion Cotillard’s Sooty Brown Eyeliner Is Parisian Perfection

I’ve finally pinpointed the root of my weird obsession with Marion Cotillard: she is the real live version of the naturally lovely, ever-nonchalant, I-want-to-be-her French girl that I previously thought to exist only in my imagination. But here she is! While promoting her new movie “Rust and Bone” at the London Film Festival over the weekend, Marion went low-key with naturally wavy hair, rosy lips, and the prettiest sooty smoky eye we’ve ever seen.

  • Remington TStudio Large Barrel Ceramic Pearl Professional Curling Wand: If your hair falls flat naturally, opt for a large-barrel curling wand like this one to recreate Marion’s full, shiny waves. It doesn’t have a clamp like most models, so it won’t create an awkward bend at the ends of hair. Curl large sections angled away from the face to create a wave (rather than tighter curls or ringlets) and finish with a gritty texturizing spray.
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Lionfish: With a creamy waterproof pencil in dark brown or bronze (this shade is described as “deep bronze sheen,” which is metallic but without sparkle), line your entire eye from inner to outer corner. (You absolutely must make sure that whatever liner you’re using is safe to use on eyes!) Smudge it all up in the inner rims of the upper and lower lash lines and around the eye as well. Clean it up as necessary to keep it tight around the eye; it does tend to bleed at first because of the moist nature of the area. Layer it on thick on the upper lid, staying close to the lash line and blending up into the lid and crease for color, then use a tiny eyeliner brush to connect the upper and lower corners and pull the color outward and upward into a flick. If it doesn’t look exactly like a pointed flick at first, don’t worry — you can fake it by tapering the situation with your nail or a pointed Q-tip.
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie: This warm light coral shade is certainly matte, but its slight sheen and moisturizing finish never goes chalky or flaky like many other matte formulas. The pencil shape makes it especially user-friendly, and the (universally flattering) color is just like Marion’s.