Budget Beauty: Get Marion Cotillard’s Brown Smoky Eye for Less Than $30

Marion Cotillard


Who: Marion Cotillard

Where: The Gala Premiere of Rust and Bone

Why we like it: This look is a perfect go-to day-to-evening look. A brown smoky eye is easy to pull off at work but sultry enough to wear out to dinner. 

How to get it at home (for cheap!): Start with your base using Maybelline's Fit Me Foundaion, $5.94, which will even the skin tone without a mask of coverage. To get Marion's metallic brown eye, try NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in French Fries, $4.49, which will give you a buildable color that allows you to blend well into the crease while getting deeper color along the lash line. Using Rimmel London's Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil, $3.19, line the upper and lower lashline and waterline. Blend the kohl into a thicker line in the outer third of your upper lash line and layer it with more of the bronze pencil for more depth. Groom your brows using a clear brow gel or mascara such as Maybelline's tried and true Great Lash Mascara, $4.44, and finish off your eyes using plenty of Revlon's Grow Luscious Mascara, $4.49. One trick, if you're short on cash and products, is to make your lipstick do double duty. In this case, try using Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, $6.49, on the cheeks and lips for a dewy glow. 

Total: $29.04

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