Runway Makeup: Luminous Skin and Smudgy Eyes at Marc Jacobs Fall 2012

Once again, François Nars, NARS Founder & Creative Director, created the gorgeous looks at Marc Jacobs A/W 2012. And the trend this time? “Luminous skin with a dramatic eye”.

Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 runway beauty

Luminous Skin and Smudgy Eyes at Marc Jacobs Fall 2012

“Marc didn’t want the makeup look to be too couture, and with the hats by Steven Jones framing the face as they did, we needed to focus on one aspect,” said François. “We created really fresh, radiant skin, no blush, and a heavily lined lower eye. The shape is round and a cloudy color, taking reference from 1920s Italian style icon and muse Marchesa Casati.”

Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 makeup face chart by NARS

· Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer (New for Fall 2012)
· Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30/PA+++
· Loose Powder

· Pandora Duo Eyeshadow
· Bali Single Eyshadow
· Black Moon Eyeliner
· Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara
· Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara

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Images: Courtesy of NARS.

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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