Why not leave the heavy makeup at home this Memorial Day and opt for something a touch softer instead, like Marion Cotillard’s romantic, slightly smoky-eyed look from Cannes? It’s simple, fresh, and easily recreated with just a few products that you probably already have stashed in your makeup bag…
1. Begin by lining the upper and lower lids as close to the lashline as possible with a soft brown or grey kohl pencil, like Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Sable Brown. Run the pencil along the lower waterline, concentrating the color in the outer corner.
2. Use a fluffy shadow brush to apply a soft, shimmering nude shade, like Stila Eye Shadow in Grace, all the way up to the brow bone. Start at the inner corner and pull the brush outward to create a slightly winged shape, then use a clean brush, q-tip, or your fingers to blend the color seamlessly. Finish by curling the lashes and brushing on a black or dark brown mascara.
3. Use a lip brush to apply a creamy, moisturizing neutral rose lipstick like Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Silky Sensual Lipstick in Caress Pink, a muted raspberry pink.