Famed makeup artist Francois Nars and Marc Jacobs is a match made in fashion heaven as far as I’m concerned. The two collaborated to create a look that was so perfect that it was uptight and almost perverse. Hair pulled tight to the scalp, defined eyes, polished skin, and manicured nails was both feminine and severe at the same time.
Using inspiration from photos from Versailles, Nars created a feminine look for women who “apply a bit too much black eyeliner and blush.”
Nars worked to emulate 16th century paintings, where women had an obvious flush of red around the mouth and jawbone.
He used NARS Cream Blush in Lokum to create the noticeable, off-center flush. Blending down from the corner of the mouth over the jaw line.
The brows were kept bare and black eye pencil was applied to the upper lash line with a flat brush, extending it past the natural line and down to a droopy shape. Nars then curled the lashes and applied NARS Larger Than Life Voluminizing Mascara. The lips were also left bare.
There is a great feature from The New York Times on this look, you can read it here.
What do you think of this Versailles inspired makeup? Very Marie Antoinette, no?