Punk Rock + Sepia Tones | A Marc Jacobs/NARS-inspired makeup look… twelve months late

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

!Sepia toned makeup, eyeshadow tutorial

Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve done a full makeup look and posted it? Months. Seasons. The last two were in April and May of last year.

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.

!Marc Jacobs, NARS Sepia toned punk rock makeup

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.

!Marc Jacobs eye tutorial !Soft punk makeup look

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.

On the cheeks, I’m wearing MAC Harmony (much warmer than my usual fare), and on my lips is Clinique Curviest Caramel — a Chubby Stick (Intense), of course.

!MJ NYFW F13 look

Get the look

EYES

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)

BASE

theBalm timeBalm in Lighter Than Light ($18 USD)

Marcelle Face Powder in Translucent ($14.50 CAD)

!Marc Jacobs F13 makeup look

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.

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39 Responses to “Punk Rock + Sepia Tones | A Marc Jacobs/NARS-inspired makeup look… twelve months late”

  1. This is a gorgeous look on you! I definitely understand why you like it!

  2. This look is gorgeous. A year ago or not, it's definitely one that you can wear any time and it suits you to a T :)

  3. Brava! I adored many of the NARS Fall 2014 looks also. Your take on the MJ show is spectacular!
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  4. morerebe, on February 25th, 2014 at 8:05 am said:

    I love these kind of smokey but effortless eyes with next-to-nothing else on the face. You look amazing! x

  5. Love this look and your forehead. Missed seeing your beautiful face! <3
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  6. awww <3
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  7. Lily @ChloeAsh, on February 25th, 2014 at 2:00 pm said:

    Aaw, missed your looks. Beautiful as always, Rae :-)

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  8. Thank you, Kristi!

  9. ^.^ Thank you, darling :)

  10. NARS always hits it out of the park during fashion week, eh? I love.

    (And I loved your re-interpretation of the runway, too — it was so light and pretty, and showcased the darker lip so well.)

  11. *blushes* Thank you! This is definitely my favourite kind of smokey eye, too.

  12. Hahaha. Thanks, Liz! My forehead and I really appreciate that :P

  13. I'm not sure what I did that was worthy of cooing, but hearts right back atcha, babe.

  14. <3 <3 Thank you, my dear Lily!

  15. Gorgeous gorgeous, Rae-whale! Love that eye look.
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  16. You should post looks more often, you look stunning and the look is absolutely gorgeous!
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  17. Ugh, I LOVE this. Its elegant, and undone. It looks lived in. And it has the word "sepia" in the title.

    /gone

    …By the way, looking back on your looks from around mid last year – isn't it fun that you had a blue period? XD

  18. Ahh! Love it! :) This look really suits you!
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  19. toyarosie, on February 26th, 2014 at 6:17 pm said:

    Haha your forehead is NOT big, Rae! LOL

    LOVING this look, a LOT. Totally edgy and sultry – I always find these looks just seem plain messy on me, but you're pulling it off perfectly!
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  20. So pretty! I am interested in learning how you do your hair, too! Hope you can do that one soon. :)

  21. Thank you, snail!!! *beams*

  22. Thank you! :)

  23. :D I am so, so glad that you liked the look, darling.

    LOL, I guess I did have a blue period! I totally didn't even realize it at the time — thank you for pointing it out >.< :p

  24. Thank you, Louise!

  25. Hahaha. As far as I'm concerned, ALL foreheads are big. They take up so much of our faces!

    So glad you liked the look <3 Wanna know a secret? The key to a smokey, messy look is to actually make it really clean, but blend a lot & then proceed blatantly lie about its messiness :P

  26. Hah! I remember feeling bad about how HORRIBLE my hair looked before taking these photos — I don't think I could replicate it, Mich! It's just a matter of flat ironing at a low temperature from the roots to the ends, with a slight curve to the pull of the iron through your hair — just enough to lift the hair up from the roots, but not enough to curl.

  27. I love this look! It's simultaneously soft enough for day time, but definitely has an edge that's good for an evening look as well.
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  28. Thank you, Yukino! I'm so glad to hear you liked it :)

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  32. Wow, I'm super in love with this! :) I shall try to recreate!
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  37. this is absolutely stunning! it also looks simple enough for me to recreate, although I think the effect will be much more subtle on my darker skin!
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  38. I hope it goes beautifully, Carina! <3

  39. Oh my god, PLEASE DO. I agree that this would be much more subtle on darker skin, but I think it would look absolutely beautiful! I can see this look pairing really well with satiny-metallic shades — sort of like molten smoke and cranberry.

    Gah. <3

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