25/08/2010 07:30 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Marc Jacobs A/W 2010: Backstage At New York Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs model Elizabeth Lippman

MAKEUP: Francois Nars
Dirty cool

Marc Jacobs' a/w 2010 show stood in stark contrast to his spectaculars of seasons' past. As models walked to a slow, acoustically mesmorising version of Over The Rainbow, all eyes turned to the clothing, and the clothing only. No celebrities in the front row, no clubby music, and no - or hardly any - makeup and hair. "I was inspired by the film La Vie des Autres. I wanted the models to have a dirty look, as if their hair and makeup had been slept in," said designer Marc Jacobs.

"This look is what you'd see on a girl from the East Village or St. Germain des Pres - an existentialist with a modern twist," said Nars Cosmetics founder and creative director François Nars. He used his fingers to apply the makeup and achieve a worn, faded effect to the makeup, as if the models had been out all night the evening before.

Marc Jacobs model Hair stylist Guido Palau and makeup artist Francois Nars backstage at Marc Jacobs' a/w 2010 runway show. Photo: Elizabeth Lippman

GET THE LOOK: All makeup by Nars. Perfect skin with Sheer Glow Foundation, then sweep on Enchanted Blush (try Gina Blush for a similar look) on the cheeks. Smudge D. Gorgeous Single Eyeshadow on the eye lids, and line eyes with Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil and Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo. Coat lashes with lots of Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara. Complete the look with Barbarella lipstick, which Jacobs specifically requested to be used on the models' lips.

backstage at Marc Jacobs Elizabeth Lippman