“It’s pretty simple makeup. Nothing too extreme,” Francois Nars said of the beauty look he created for Marc Jacobs Monday. “The girls have a decadent twist to them — they have this strong blush, but down closer to the lips, at the bottom of the jaw.”
He compared the flushed face effect, which he created with a bright brownish-pink cream blush, to an 18th-century painting.
On the eyes, there was a black-gray liner “with a little bit of a down [curve]” on the outer corners of the eyes, “to make it more interesting, not your typical eyeliner going up.
“Marc wanted the girl to look a little madwoman,” Nars added. “An older woman, when they do too much makeup, too much blush when they do their eyeliner, but they don’t do it always perfect. There’s always a detail that’s a little bit off.”
On the brows, there was powder, for a natural effect. And the lips were kept natural, with just a touch of lip moisturizer, to contrast with the blush.
Redken hairstylist Guido Palau created the dos — “high, perfected ponytails.” He referred to it as a “dominatrix” look. He used two Redken products to achieve the look: Shine Flash 02 and Blown Away 09.
Hair was wrapped behind the crown of the head, and flowed down to the nape of the neck in poker-straight fashion. Many of the girls wore chinstraps with berets attached.
“It has an S&M quality to it,” said Palau. “She’s pulled together — she thought out everything about herself.”