Backstage Beauty at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 RTW Show at New York Fashion Week

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What does the modern bride of Frankenstein look like? Marc Jacobs knows – he sent several out on the runway at New York Fashion Week as he showed his ultra-gothic collection. According to François Nars, the makeup artist, Marc Jacobs wanted California surfer girls on the runway, “Beautiful, edgy, but not pretty”. Nars prepped the models with Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and then tackled their eyes. He used Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara and Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara. He followed up with Kalisté Eyeliner Pencil in teal and “slashed it” across the inner rim of the eye on top and bottom, extending it into the inside corner and slightly past the outer edge of the eye.

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To finish the eyes he added Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder under the models’ eyes to prevent shining. “I’m not trying to make them look healthy,” he added. “That’s boring to death.” Guido Palau wanted wig uniformity. The bleached wigs had black hair at the roots, giving them a bit more of a natural grow-out vibe, and he cut the wigs into bowl-shapes. Finally, Marian Newman created textured nails using Marc Jacobs “Bark!” nail polish which is due to debut in Summer of 2014. Swarovski crystals, placed at the top of the nails and covered by another layer of polish, gave the nails a textured look. The girls were more than ready for their “Bride of Frankenstein” look for the show, and were spectacular.

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