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BATD ON Oct 20, 2009 AT 10:26 am

Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 09

Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 09

With the current economic climate taking its toll on the fashion industry it’s no surprise that on the catwalks for autumn/winter 09 designers were taking a more practical approach. So it was left up to the make-up artists and hair stylists to take matters into their own hands and really set the catwalk alight. We even heard one journalist on the front row at Marc Jacobs say, “forget the clothes it’s all about the make-up.”

Charlotte Tilbury summed up the mood perfectly saying, “beauty is the easiest way to bring colour back into your life, when the world around you lacks sparkle why not put a little of it on your face?” We couldn’t agree more.

The 80’s are back and it’s the season of extremes, at Marc Jacobs make-up was David Bowie inspired, full on colour and big hair was the order of the day, from Mohawks to sky high quiffs. We asked our resident make-up artist Lindsey Poole for a few tips and hints on recreating the look at home. “Pale, nude lips balanced the aggressive make-up which in turn makes lips appear fuller.” Lindsey explains.

Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 09 Get the Look

Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 09 Get the Look

“To achieve the dramatic eye effect as seen at Marc Jacobs, begin by applying black kohl pencil inside the inner rim of the eye to both the top and bottom of the eye lid. Using the same eyeliner pencil starting nearest your top lashes colour up to the socket line and extend slightly on the outer corner of the eye to create a feline shape. Next using a blending brush blend the outer edges of the eye to soften the look.”

Invest in a good Kohl pencil we like the Kohl black eyeliner from GOSH. Continuing with the eyes Lindsey also advises using a black eye shadow such as Carbon by MAC.

“Apply black eye shadow over the kohl to increase intensity of colour and set the pencil. Apply using a patting motion with the brush packing on colour. By patting the eye shadow onto the eyelid it will reduce the fall out of the shadow. Next using a clean socket brush blend the socket line outwards to create a feline shaped eye. Next highlight the browbone by applying a bright colour.”

For real 80’s inspiration we like the Quattro Eye Shadow in Toucan from GOSH, £8.32. Finish eyes with a spidery slick of Mascara try Dior Show, the think bristled brush gives lashes an ultra thick coat. For lips opt for a creamy beige or a baby pink, if you’re a gloss girl try Mac’s Tinted Lipglass in C-Thru.

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