The Orange Lip Strikes Again At Marc By Marc Jacobs
Mandarin-painted lips are enjoying a bit of a second coming at New York fashion week. After electrifying the Fall 2009 season at shows like Rag & Bone, Karen Walker, Charles Anastase, and Kinder Aggugini, the eye-popping pout color has reappeared in a high-gloss incarnation at Jill Stuart, in neon at Ohne Titel, and at Marc by Marc Jacobs, where it made a very matte, very magnetic showing. To start things off, makeup artist Dick Page built a rosy cheek using alternating shades of Shiseido’s Luminizing Satin Face Colors, which include two highlighters and four different pinkish hues, before slightly “sketching” models’ lash lines with its Smoothing Eye Liner Pencil in Black and blending in a dollop of its Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment on top for a glossy finish that “makes the entire look come alive.” Then came the lip, a vivid thing that included Shiseido’s Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Day Lily layered with a bright orange pigment that Page is reportedly “working on.” As for hairstylist Guido Palau’s fluffy, brushed-out curls, the point was in fact to create the same look that wowed at big Marc on Monday night, but on a smaller scale. “She’s the younger sister of last night’s girl,” Palau said, prepping hair with Redken’s Thickening Lotion and rickracking sections by weaving them over and under bobby pins, flat ironing, and then spritzing the undone coils with Redken’s Control Force hairspray before brushing out for a full finish. A side-sweeping high half-pony added the playful element he was looking for.