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NYFW Spring 2014: Backstage beauty at Marc Jacobs

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Elle Canada
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One of the models backstage at Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 wearing short hair. All photos courtesy of Imaxtree.com.

The security is lighter at the airport than it is backstage at Marc Jacobs. It's 3:00 in the afternoon, about five hours before the biggest show of the week, and I've just gone through two rounds of name verification, been given a badge with my time of entry on it (so that security can kick me out after exactly half an hour) and been ushered into a small holding cell of a room with the other beauty editors. Any thoughts of sneaking off for a preview of the runway set are dashed by the enormous, very scary looking bodyguards lurking in every corner.

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Makeup in action at Marc Jacobs Spring 2014.

"Marc wanted the girls to look very beautiful, but edgy," François Nars said about the show's makeup look. "He didn't want them to look too pretty, or too healthy looking. We hate that look. Healthy is boring. They need to look more interesting. We stayed away from the healthy look by not putting any blush or lipstick on them. The collection has so many beautiful colours, especially in the embroidery, so we came up with this teal colour for eyes, and used tons of mascara."

Jacobs-choppy-hair-spring-2014The blonde wig at Marc Jacobs Spring 2014.

"We did blonde wigs with dark roots," Guido Palau explained about the hair for the Marc Jacobs show. "She's a free spirit, surfer-punk, that L.A. kid with a bowl haircut, who is boyish. We bleached all the wigs and had roots put in, for an outgrown feeling. She's a cool girl who cuts her own hair. We cut the wig once it's on the model. We're using scissors, razors, really anything we can get our hands on."

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