Runway Beauty: Marc Jacobs S/S 2012 Makeup

François Nars, Founder & Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics, once again created the look at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 show. And this time, the look featured “strong eyes, glowing skin and nude, glossy lips”.

Makeup at Marc Jacobs Spring 2012

“Marc had a lot of images of Patsy Klein, Amy Winehouse, and Cowboy Kate, a book from the 60′s whose character Kate had heavy eyelashes,” said Founder and Creative Director François Nars. “The complexion is meant to look like it’s glowing, like the girls have been dancing, and by eliminating the blush it gives a strange, otherworldly effect. The focus was really on the eye, with a well-defined brow. The combination of different touches creates a decadent, French sensuality and makes the girls more like characters.”

NARS makeup facechart at Marc Jacobs Spring 2012


Face
• Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer – new for Spring 2012; for now try a light application of Sheer Glow Foundation

Eyes
• Pandora Duo Eyeshadow – on brows
• Via Veneto Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
• Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
• Three pairs of false eyelashes – “The inner corners of one pair were cut off and applied to the inner corners. Then, we cut the remaining two pairs in half and used the outer halves on the outer corners, not at the same time of course. We applied one set, and then followed with the next.”

Lips
• Madere Pure Matte Lipstick
• Striptease Lip Gloss

Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 backstage makeup


Photos: Courtesy of NARS.

NARS is available at www.narscosmetics.com.

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, Glamour.com, 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 the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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