marion cotillard dark knight makeup
When Marion Cotillard bounced into my inbox this morning (her photo, natch), I am quite sure my heart skipped a beat. Last night, she showed up to the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises looking radiant as ever and delightfully orange – see below. This type of beauty look simply cannot happen without a make-up tutorial to follow.

Get The Look:
1. Skin: You want to apply matte foundation over your face. Skip the cheeks to let a natural flush of colour peek through.
Try: Nars Sheer Matte.
2. Cheeks: Because you will have a natural blush, forgo applying any. Grab a matte bronzer and trace underneath your cheekbones for definition. Blend.
Try: Lord & Berry bronzer.
3. Eyes: Forget primer – we’re already using one of the brightest shades around and eyeshadow primer will only intensify the colour. To keep orange eyeshadow looking romantic, sweep the colour over the entire lid, about 2cm above the crease, and use the same colour as a liner under the eye. To create shape, add a second layer of colour on the outer corner of your eyes and blend towards the centre. Add black eyeliner on the top lashline only.
Try: MAC eyeshadow in Coppering and Models Own kohl pencil.
4. Lips: Get your hands on the glossiest gloss you can find. Preferably in a soft pink/coral.
Try: GOSH Volume Lip Shine in Soft Coral.
5. Nails: I didn’t paint my nails, but if you wanted to do so Mavala‘s Blue Mint nail polish is a perfect match.

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The geniuses over at Lush have finally answered all the addict’s wishes. They’re releasing a make-up line. SQUEE! (…and back to business.)

The range, Emotional Brilliance, is comprised of 30 vegan colour products and is tailored to your personality and psyche. How?

Via “The Emotional Brilliance Colour Wheel” (pictured below), each customer will undergo a personalised colour reading. The wheel will also be available on the Lush website and on an app. To get your reading, you will choose three colours that stand out to you. Each colour has been linked to a word or trait (thanks to a lot of research at Lush HQ) and will reveal your current state of mind.

Colour One (mine was Calm): The colour that represents your current strength or weakness. The trait that should be on your mind.
Colour Two (mine was Ambition): The colour that resonates with your subconcious need – what your subconcious desires the most. You should wear this colour to remind yourself of your goals.
Colour Three (mine was Charm): The colour that represents your talent – the thing that will drive your subconscious needs.

The lip colours, eyeliners, and eyeshadows can be worn for their intended purpose, or even dotted on your wrist to act as an empowering reminder throughout the day.

In addition to the Colour Wheel, Lush will introduce Eyes Right Mascara, Translucent Face Powder, the Feeling Younger Skin Tint (works as a highlighter), and Charisma Skin Tint (works as a glow/subtle contour).

After trying out the products for the photo above, I can promise this line is going to become a cult favourite.

  • The skin tints highlighted and contoured my skin in the most beautiful, subtle way. Feeling Younger is especially pretty around the eyes.
  • The red lipstick, Ambition, has a long-wearing gloss appeal. Even after drinking, it wore down into a pretty red stain.
  • The blue eyeliner, Calm, is incredibly easy to apply and blended well on my hands. It would be a fantastic base colour for eyeshadows.
  • The pink blush, Charm, is actually a lipstick. With just one dot on each cheek, it blended out into a comfortable and doll-like flush of colour.
  • The mascara, Eyes Right, could not clump if you tried. I had low hopes for this product as most natural mascaras that I have tested never do anything special. This baby, however, lengthened and defined my eyelashes like a high-end and chemical-filled tube. Incredible results.

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lush emotional brilliance