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Margot Tenenbaum

We can't help but love Margot Tenenbaum.
Margot Tenenbaum
Of all Gwyneth Paltrow's roles, Margot Tenenbaum might be the most beloved. Her character, one of three not-quite-stable adult children at the center of Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums, sports a fur coat throughout most of the film, chain smokes on the sly, and charms a surprising amount of men given her lack of warmth. But it's her beauty look--the raccoon eyes, blunt blonde bob, and slightly stained lip--that's launched a thousand copycats.Margot's blessed with near perfect skin (thanks to Paltrow), but you can score your own porcelain complexion with Jouer's new Matte Moisture Tint ($38). The once-great playwright may not covet rosy cheeks, but there is a hint of color along her cheekbones. Try Vincent Longo's Dew Drop Radiant Blush ($30) in Peach.

It's Margot's kohl-rimmed eyes that we're tempted to imitate each morning. Trace your upper and lower lash lines with a velvety, easy-to-smudge pencil like NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil ($5) in Black Bean. Luckily, Bobbi Brown's just released a limited-edition Kohl Cake Liner ($22), so use her Smokey Eyeliner Brush ($28) to smudge the Cake Liner around the edges. Add a few coats of Mally Beauty's Waterproof Volumizing Mascara ($20) in Black--make sure it's waterproof if you're going to be spending most of your time hiding in the bath.

An impossibly long-lasting lipstick would be necessary to smoke as often and as secretly as the adopted Tenenbaum does, so reach for an oldie but goodie: Benefit's Benetint ($29). Once the stain's rubbed into your lips, it's not going anywhere--even if you're making out with your brother's best friend behind closed doors.

The strict, sleek hair completes Margot's too-cool-for-school look. She's worn the same style her whole life--though it's brunette in the flashback showing the unfortunate accident that took her finger in Indiana--and pulls to the side with a single red clip. Work a generous amount of Sachajuan's Straight Out Gel ($28) into wet hair before blow-drying with a paddle brush. Use a flat iron, like Keratin's Perfect Light Deluxe Infrared Iron ($175), to straighten every last section and finish with Fekkai's Glossing Sheer Shine Mist ($25). Then dust off your record player, put on some Velvet Underground, and grab a cigarette--a candy cigarette!

-Britt Aboutaleb

Movie still courtesy of Everett Collection.
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