And his makeup collection for Autumn 2009 clearly illustrates the need for fun, sexiness, and innocence.
After a 10 year hiatus, François Nars is back on the fashion runway. And the well-respected makeup artist returned in a big way, by leading the makeup direction for Marc Jacobs’ Autumn/Winter 2009 show. That meant working with 65 models, and creating 65 different makeup looks. Wow!
So what's his look for fall 2009?
Francois Nars explains his vision at his cosmetics website:
"I wanted a collection that reflected the modern woman - very fragile and strong at the same time. The Fall colors can be used in a multitude of ways; to create strong eyes and muted lips, or the opposite, pale eyes and a strong pout. I don’t tell women what to wear; I provide different options for them to choose from."
This is a strong and edgy Nars Autumn 2009 makeup collection, as he so beautifully demonstrates in his portrait of model Heather Marks.
Black shadow laid the foundation for creating the dramatic eye, to which the artists added cobalt blues, deep greens, bright purples, reds, fuchsias, and glitter. “There is a wide variety of color,” said François Nars. “You want to play with makeup. Makeup is a great accessory - that is the message.”
And check out his video, where you can learn more about the colors in this fall palette: