Backstage beauty at Marc Jacobs' Fall 2010 runway presentation. Photos: (2)

MAKEUP: Francois Nars
Dirty Cool
THE SCOOP: Marc Jacobs' Fall 2010 show stood in stark contrast to his spectaculars of seasons' past. As models walked to a slow, acoustically mesmorizing version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow, all eyes turned to the clothing, and the clothing only. No celebrities in the front row, no clubby music, and no -- or hardly any -- makeup and hair.

"I was inspired by the film La Vie des Autres. I wanted the models to have a dirty look as if the hair and makeup had been slept in," said designer Marc Jacobs, who specifically requested Barbarella lipstick to be used on the models' lips.

"This look is what you'd see on a girl from the East Village or St. Germain des Pres -- an existentialist with a modern twist," said Nars Cosmetics Founder and Creative Director François Nars, who used his fingers to apply the makeup and achieve a worn, faded effect to the makeup, as if the models had been out all night the evening before.

Hair stylist Guido Palau and makeup artist Francois Nars backstage at Marc Jacobs' Fall 2010 runway show. Photo: Elizabeth Lippman

GET THE LOOK: All makeup by Nars. Perfect skin with Sheer Glow Foundation, then sweep on Enchanted Blush (new for Summer 2010; try Gina Blush for a similar look) on the cheeks. Smudge D. Gorgeous Single Eyeshadow (new for Spring 2010) on the eye lids, and line eyes with Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil and Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo. Coat lashes with lots of Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara. And on lips, use the Marc Jacobs' requested Barbarella Lipstick.

Backstage beauty at Marc Jacobs' Fall 2010 runway presentation. Photo: Elizabeth Lippman

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