Marc Jacobs has an idiosyncratic way of looking at women with a spontaneity and fearlessness that pushes boundaries that may not necessarily be everyone’s taste, but still fascinating in execution. His spring 2013 collection was exquisite, a dreamlike nod to the 60’s; Edie Sedgwick could have been walking down the runway herself in the psychedelic pieces that had a touch of vintage with a lot of modernism. François Nars, founder and creative director of Nars Cosmetics, created a makeup look that is very New York, but still keeping the strong elements of Edie’s makeup, which was very monochromatic. It was summery and super cool, a young girl with perfect skin and strong eyes.
Nars began by applying Sheer Glow Foundation, Radiant Creamy Concealer and Light Reflecting Setting Powder for a flawless glow. After using three eye shadow duos, Pandora, Portobello and Key Largo on the lids and brow bone, Nars added Mambo Eyeliner Pencil and Via Veneto Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner for a sexy cat-eye effect, strengthening brows with either Bali or Bengali eye shadow, depending on the model’s skin tone. A heavy application of Larger Than Life Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara was applied to lashes for full drama and a wide eyed look. Lips were kept a soft baby pink using Floralies Satin Lip Pencil – Pressed. Guido Palau, working with Redken for this show, pulled hair back in a rough ponytail with Redken’s Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam, slicking hair deeply over to one side like a heavy bang finishing with Redken’s Quick Tease 15. Marc Jacobs is an excellent showman, and his incredible sense of theatre was not forgotten when presenting this show of epic pop art opulence.