get the look : marion cotillard
with an unrelenting heatwave in effect, and with few foreseeable signs of its cessation, it has become increasingly difficult for us to conjure up the motivation to look our best with each sweltering summer day. however, there are those like marion cotillard whose effortless beauty inspires us to reconsider our lackadaisical tendencies. at the premiere for her latest movie, inception, the actress (and this month's vogue cover girl) showed up with covetable waves and a fresh, natural makeup palette:
marion's makeup is a prime example of the less-is-more approach to beauty that we can't seem to emphasize enough on the blog. all it takes is a shimmery gold eye shadow, a couple of coats of mascara, a rosy pink blush and a fuchsia lip gloss. just add a colorful printed dress and pile on the accessories, and voila! a fail-safe, no-stress summer beauty look.
one of the keys to this look is the center part in marion's hair, which, especially with wavy styles, allows for a laid-back bohemian effect. part wet hair down the middle with a comb or, for a less precise look, with your finger. if your hair is naturally wavy or curly, simply tousle your hair by flipping it over and scrunching it, and you're pretty much good to go. on the other hand, if your hair is straight, you can set your wet hair into a loose braid before gently blowdrying with a diffuser. to add further definition to your waves, use a large-barrel curling iron and curl the pieces of hair that frame your face in different directions to make the style less contrived. we also happen to think that her hair's just-above-shoulder length and subtle highlights are perfect for summer!