Friday, September 18th, 2009

NYFW S/S '10 Marc Jacobs

NARS @ Marc Jacobs

François Nars and NARS Cosmetics created the makeup look at the Marc Jacobs SS2010 show.

The Look

The look of the Marc Jacobs collection was inspired by the contemporary dancer, Martha Graham: Old-fashioned and theatrical but graceful and precise. At the same time, however, there was a darker side that was shone through: a quality of gothic romance. Ballerinas with a sense of mystery- as if part of them, along with some of their makeup, had been left behind on stage.

Get the Look

Left-over stage makeup. The models weren’t meant to have perfect makeup- rather, they were meant to encompass a “just came off-stage” effect. “Dancers in theater and opera always have white faces, pointed lips and an eye that is drawn outward, not upward-it’s very theatrical, very ballet,” said François Nars. He stressed the importance of the eye for this look, noting that “the shape of the eyeliner is important- it should open the eyes, especially underneath. The slashes of white is something they used to do in the 70s- it brings a 3-dimensional feeling to the makeup.”

  • Face: Blend NARS Siberia Sheer Matte foundation onto the face. Set with NARS Snow Loose Powder for a white, pirouette-clown look. Subtly contour and highlight, if necessary, with NARS Hungry Heart Blush Duo
  • Eyes: Dust the white shimmer from the left side of NARS Pandora Duo Eyeshadow on the eyelid . Use NARS D.Gorgeous Single Eyeshadow (NEW for Spring 2010) in the crease. Using the NARS Eyeliner Stylo in Nuits Blanches on the top and bottom lids, follow the shape of the eye, elongating it just past the outer corners but keeping the line straight and out, never moving upwards. (Can we fix the bullet I can’t get the same one to work?). Use NARS Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil to enhance the eye. After applying two sets of false eyelashes, apply one coat of NARS Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara followed by one coat of NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
  • Lips: Apply NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (NEW for Holiday 2009) to upper and lower lips, adding an extra layer on the top lip.. Dab your finger along the lower lip to lightly fade the color so that the top lip is darker.

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NYFW S/S '10 Marc Jacobs

NYFW S/S '10 Marc Jacobs

NYFW S/S '10 Marc Jacobs

NYFW S/S '10 Marc Jacobs

NYFW S/S '10 Marc Jacobs

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8 thoughts on “NYFW S/S ’10: NARS @ Marc Jacobs

  1. DJ

    easily adaptable for us civilians, love this. thanks for posting!

  2. Sass

    This is the only look I like so far out of Fashion Week. The lower lash line and outer v’s look like what GaGa was wearing at the VMAs.

  3. Alexis

    i love the whole reinterpretation of 80’s punk vibe that’s going on right now!

    • Alexis

      I should have read that more thoroughly – I do love that ‘after performance’ ballet dance look! But it’s still 80’s reminiscent to me!

  4. rowan

    wow! scary/amazing

  5. amy

    I love the graphic look of the white and black liners!

  6. Their foundation looks cakey … ew, even if it is still supposed to look like theater makeup. Not down with this.