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The makeup at Marc Jacobs: Glossy green eyes and matte lips

September 14, 2010 | 11:22 am

Marc Jacobs runway looks Marc Jacobs' spring-summer 2011 collection may have channeled Jodi Foster in "Taxi Driver," but the show's lead makeup artist, François Nars, homed in on another iconic look from the '70s when it came to designing the face.

"The look is very reminiscent of Anjelica Huston in the 1970s -- bleached Image013  brows and deep eyes," said Nars in a press statement. "I wanted them to look like iconic models from the '70s but with a modern approach. Marc had ideas of what he wanted the makeup to look like -- mimicking the colors of the collection but not matching exactly."

The statement here was deep, smoldering eyes and orange-tinged lips. Nars used Night Porter eyeshadow on the lids, along with an olive-green color from the Nouveau Monde Duo eyeshadow palette, which is a new product for spring 2011. Lashes were pumped way up with Larger than Life volumizing mascara.

The adobe-colored lips were a mix of Volga pure matte lipstick, African Queen lip liner and an eyeliner color called Mambo. Matte lips are a big beauty trend for fall, and judging from the look on Jacobs' spring runway, they may continue to be popular, just in brighter shades.

For the cheeks, Nars used his signature Orgasm blush. Its peachy-gold glow seems tailor made for Jacobs' collection, which is filled with vivid shades of orange, gold, brown and purple.

-- Melissa Magsaysay

Photos: Looks from the Marc Jacobs spring-summer 2011 runway show. Credit: Nars Cosmetics