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

!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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