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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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40 Comments

  • Reply Kristi

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

    February 25, 2014 at 6:39 AM
  • Reply fieran

    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 :)

    February 25, 2014 at 6:48 AM
  • Reply Alison M

    Brava! I adored many of the NARS Fall 2014 looks also. Your take on the MJ show is spectacular!
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    February 25, 2014 at 7:50 AM
  • Reply morerebe

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

    February 25, 2014 at 8:05 AM
  • Reply Liz

    Love this look and your forehead. Missed seeing your beautiful face! <3
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    February 25, 2014 at 9:11 AM
  • Reply Mariella

    awww <3
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    February 25, 2014 at 12:23 PM
  • Reply Lily @ChloeAsh

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

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    February 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM
  • Reply Larie

    Gorgeous gorgeous, Rae-whale! Love that eye look.
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    February 25, 2014 at 6:39 PM
  • Reply Kiss & Make-up

    You should post looks more often, you look stunning and the look is absolutely gorgeous!
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    February 26, 2014 at 3:05 AM
  • Reply Alison

    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

    February 26, 2014 at 4:07 AM
  • Reply Miss Louise

    Ahh! Love it! :) This look really suits you!
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    February 26, 2014 at 3:06 PM
  • Reply toyarosie

    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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    February 26, 2014 at 6:17 PM
  • Reply Mich T

    So pretty! I am interested in learning how you do your hair, too! Hope you can do that one soon. :)

    February 27, 2014 at 2:32 AM
  • Reply Yukino

    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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    February 28, 2014 at 7:13 AM
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  • Reply Carina Santos

    Wow, I'm super in love with this! :) I shall try to recreate!
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  • Reply Stephanie

    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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    March 12, 2014 at 10:51 PM
  • Reply Leigh Ph

    Girl you are so gorgeous! Love the way you applied shadow and lipstick. Trust me when I said this bc this is the first time I ever comment on any post.

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