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August 20 2014

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“Stamped-On” Lips And Sleek Ponytails, Backstage At Marc By Marc

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While François Nars chose to counter the dilemma a hat-heavy collection presents to a makeup artist with a heavily rimmed lower lash line at Marc Jacobs, Dick Page made an equally strong statement by pairing a bold red lip with the tall, short-brimmed headgear at Marc by Marc. “It’s borderline cartoon-y,” the Shiseido artistic director said of the perfect scarlet pouts that were meant to look “stamped on.” To achieve this effect, Page had the Shiseido lab whip up a prototype product that resembled spreadable crayon wax. “It’s house paint, basically,” Page joked. ”It’s what lipstick is like before you put all the emollients in.” As a result, Page and his team had to hand-paint the stuff onto lips with an angled brush to ensure that it blended properly. Skin was kept otherwise bare, with the exception of a few swipes of Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold, which the face painter applied to eyes for “a halo effect.”

With only six girls wearing the black toppers, hairstylist Guido Palau got to play a little more than he did at Jacobs’ show on Monday night. Using Redken’s Satinwear 02 Blow-Dry Gel, he gave every model a severely straight texture that he coated with its Outshine 01 Anti Frizz Polishing Milk and fashioned into a deep side part. ”Keep it square! The part is on the hairline,” he instructed his team, fastening low-slung ponytails that boasted blunt-cut ends for uniformity.

Photo: Michele Morosi / GoRunway.com

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