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At Marc Jacobs, François Nars aimed to create a decadent, fun look which complemented the designer’s clothes and the many hats by Steven Jones which headed down the runway at the show. “We needed to focus on one aspect and chose the eyes,” Nars said. “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 Twenties Italian style icon and muse Marchesa Casati.”

Nars prepped the skin with Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer, Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and loose powder, all from his eponymous line, before working on the eyes — the focal point of the look. He started by applying Bali Single Matte Eyeshadow, a neutral taupe, on the eyelids. Next, he applied Pandora Duo Eyeshadow, a compact with a black shade and a white one, under the eye, creating a smoky eye with a twist, adding Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara and Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara for very defined, almost doll-like lashes. “There’s also a strong eyebrow, but no blush or lipstick,” said Nars.

Although most of the hair was hidden by hats — save the tendrils around the face — Guido Palau, working with Redken, didn’t feel like doing a no-effort look. “It’s top to toe beautiful, even if you don’t see all of it,” he said, pointing to the braided buns he would soon hide under hats. Palau parted hair in the center and braided each side, fastening the sections into buns at the nape of the neck. “It’s part of the character Marc has created on the runway this season,” he said. Palau left long tendrils near the face on both sides. “My tendrils are important to me,” he said with a smile. The only product he used: Redken’s Force 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray, to control frizz.

<p>Backstage at Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2012.</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2012.</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2012.</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2012.</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2012.</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2012.</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2012.</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2012.</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2012.</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2012.</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2012.</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2012.</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2012.</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

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