Birthdays come and go, but Marion Cotillard proves each one doesn’t always warrant a “fresh start” attitude—at least when it comes to the beauty department. Rather, Cotillard possess the rare and refreshing skill of knowing what works for her—in her case, a refined, elegant beauty style—and sticks with the tried-and-true look over the years. In honour of her birthday today, we’ve put together eight reasons why Cotillard is the ultimate modern French muse—keep scrolling to see her best beauty moments!
A hint of sparkle, a deep side part, a glossy nude lip—Cotillard’s beauty look was refined yet modern at the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Who says neutral colors can’t make a statement? Cotillard’s blue eyes pop with a subtle sweep of brown eye shadow and the faintest hint of black liner.
Her signature look may be simple, but the French actress proved she can also pull off a moody, vampy dark lip.
While others chose mesh veils and bombshell waves, Cotillard went a more subtle route at the 2014 Met Ball with a poppy lip courtesy of makeup artist Christophe Danchaud. (In case you were wondering, the lip was created using a trio of products: Hourglass’ Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner ($28) in Raven and Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick ($30) in Rave and Muse.
Cotillard employed an eyeliner trick all small-eyed girls should know at the premiere of The Immigrant, choosing to forgo black liner for a glint of metallic or gunmetal.
Cotillard makes even a simple ponytail look surprisingly elegant—especially when paired with her signature side bangs and a glossy peach lip.
Sporting a black headband, bouffant, and side pony, Cotillard must have had another French muse in mind when getting ready for the Cannes International Film Festival this year.
A teased half-do and smoky eyes make this look the epitome of understated glamour.
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