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François Nars Explains the No-Makeup Look at Marc Jacobs

By Klaudia Tirico / September 12, 2014
The Marc Jacobs show is always the cherry on top of he New York Fashion Week sundae. This season, showgoers sat around a surreal pink house and wore Beats by Dre headphones to listen to a spoken-word soundtrack while ogling over the designer’s highly-anticipated spring collection. Models like Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid and Hanne Gaby strutted around the house in military-inspired designs, shaggy black wigs and zero makeup. I repeat, zero makeup. The one and only François Nars was the mastermind behind the look (or lack thereof). Here’s what he had to say about it. 

"The look for the show features no makeup – we only applied moisturizer. With Marc we always take it to the extreme, we’ve done bold looks in the past, but this season we wanted to make a statement by not applying anything.
This goes back to one of the looks that I’ve always loved – bare skin, nothing on the face, lips or eye, just beautiful skin – I love makeup but I also love seeing women without makeup. To me, it’s a great way to show fashion.  It works so well with the clothes and the hair. Who knows, maybe next season we will go back to a full face of makeup. I love having the flexibility to do this, we are not locked into applying makeup. I like the idea that what you see is what you get.”
Getting a runway look has never been easier. Nars applied NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream and Stick Concealer (when needed) on models’ faces, while the lips received a layer of Rosebud Salve.
Photos: courtesy of NARS.