New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 Backstage Beauty Breakdown: Marc Jacobs

Once again, François Nars, Founder & Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics, created the glossy green eyes and deep matte lips at the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2011 show.

“The look is very reminiscent of Angelica Houston in the 70s – the bleached brows and the deep eyes,” said François. “I wanted them to look like iconic models from the 70s with a modern approach. Marc had images of what he wanted the makeup to look like – mimicking the colors of the clothing but not matching exactly.”

* NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (new for Spring 2011 – for now try a light application of NARS Sheer Glow Foundation)
* NARS Orgasm Blush

* NARS Night Porter Eyeshadow
* NARS Nouveau Monde Duo Eyeshadow (new for Spring 2011 – for now try the olive side of Earth Angel Duo Eyeshadow)
* NARS Celebrate Soft Touch Shadow Pencil (new for Spring 2011 – for now try the green side of Rated R Duo Eyeshadow)
* NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara

* NARS Volga Pure Matte Lipstick (now on counters exclusively at Saks!)
* NARS African Queen Lip Liner Pencil
* NARS Mambo Eyeliner Pencil

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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