Is it me, or did Marc Jacobs disappoint this season? I’m sorry, I totally heart Marc, but I wasn’t feeling his S/S 2010 collection. Uninspired? I give him credit for trying something new and out-of-the-box, always. Not too much black, which is nice for spring, and of the same flirty frocks and studs. But, I like flirty frocks and studs, so that’s my problem. Maybe too out of the box this time? Hmmm…
Needless to say, NARS did the make-up (theatrical, indeed). Since the collection was inspired by dancer Martha Graham, the make-up reflected the theatre as well. Think leftover stage make-up.
“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.
Recreate the look with these steps and products from
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.
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. 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.
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.
[Photos Courtesy Style.com and NARS]