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Mercedes-Benz Fall ‘11 Fashion Week NYC: Marc Jacobs

According to Guido, creative consultant for Redken, Marc Jacobs' spring 2011 features a sort of "twisted sophistication." To complement that, Guido created a high horse-like ponytail that he described as "almost dominatrix-inspired" and "so perfected that it's almost perverse." He used Blown Away 09 blow dry gel to blow the hairlines clean and sprayed Shine Flash 02 in the pony tail.

Renowned makeup artist Francois Nars wanted to do something a bit unconventional for the makeup. "The look is a bit like a mad woman," he said. He made  1920s/30s eyes more modern and rough by applying greige-black eyeliner and having the lines go down at the edges. He applied a lot of mascara, but left the lips bare. The cheeks were a main focal point of the look. "I was inspired by 18th-century paintings, where the women had lots of rouge low on the cheeks," said Nars, who used pinkish-brown cream blush and blended it well to achieve the desired effect. "It looks like the models are flushed."

The nails were given a coat of Zoya Armor, a pale salmon shade with great coverage. "Marc's girls are always polished and well-groomed," said lead nail artist Elisa Ferri. "This color is very fresh and goes with every skin tone."

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Lori Morris

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