Despite what the wait may have led you to believe, here’s a makeup look that I actually really loved. I shot it a year ago to the day, so I barely remember applying it, but I do remember being inordinately fond of the entire thing. It’s loosely inspired by the makeup created by François Nars for the Fall 2013 Marc Jacobs show — messy, smokey, a little punk rock.
I hope you like it as much as I do.
I literally don’t remember putting this eye makeup on, but looking back, I do really love the way it turned out — smoked-out black with eye open, and a flash of a toned-down burnt orange with eyes shut. The “sepia” shade is Clinique Fuller Fudge (a Chubby Stick for Eyes), and the black is the soft charcoal-black from Clarins’ Graphites Eye Quartet.
The other three products listed at the bottom of the page are just your standard window dressing: MAC Blanc Type, still my go-to matte highlight, and Annabelle Licoriche softly through and along the upper lashline (and, okay, with the dregs then pulled through my brows — multi-tasking, man). On my lashes is Armani’s Eyes to Kill mascara, which I’m still reaching for whenever I want a super-pretty, voluminous, clump-free lash with no fuss.
For the base, I used theBalm timeBalm Concealer in Lighter Than Light and Marcelle Face Powder in Translucent — always, always, with these two. I really should try something new, but it’s hard, you know? Especially when you feel like the only cool-toned, too-pale, vaguely-olive person out there who can’t come within arm’s reach of anything containing ‘cones. I hear Marcelle’s Monochromatic Pressed Powder is ‘cone-free, so maybe that’ll be my next powder to try — though I did really want to try something glowy.
Get the look
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara ($30 USD)
MAC Matte2 Eye Shadow in Blanc Type ($15 USD)
Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Licoriche ($8.95 CAD)
Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in 06 Graphites ($42 USD)
Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in 03 Fuller Fudge ($17 USD)
LIPS & CHEEKS
MAC Powder Blush in Harmony ($21 USD)
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in 01 Curviest Caramel ($16 USD)
theBalm timeBalm in Lighter Than Light ($18 USD)
Marcelle Face Powder in Translucent ($14.50 CAD)
I recently realized that I never show you guys my forehead. Here is proof that I have one.
It is big and awkward, like all foreheads on film.