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Jeanine Lobell Talks Makeup—No Strings Attached

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We recently reported that Barneys tapped Lou Doillon (and several iterations of her, including a Dolce & Gabbana-clad marionette created by Shona Heath and an illustration by Jo Ratcliffe) for its latest ad campaign shot by Inez & Vinoodh. Now the department store is celebrating the artistic collaboration in its windows—displaying the Doillon mannequin featured in the video for the duration of New York fashion week. We caught up with Jeanine Lobell, the makeup artist responsible for the look on both the live French singer-actress-model and her puppet counterpart.

“We all liked the idea of [capitalizing on] the slight darkness around Lou’s eyes,” said the face painter, referring to this feature as “nature’s eye shadow.” (The rest of us just call these rings dark circles.) For the doll-like look, she applied false eyelashes along the bottom lash line and painted them with Chanel Inimitable Mascara using a small fan brush. To exaggerate the eyes even further, a nude pencil was slicked on the water line and black NARS gel liner was dotted between the lashes. Lobell used a larger strip of falsies on the marionette to make them visible to people on the sidewalk. And while Lou’s lips were dabbed with Armani Lip Maestro in 501 (a velvety stain in a warm rose hue), the faux Frenchie dons pink satin fabric on her pout. Pass by between shows this week and “hang” out with Doillon’s done-up alter ego.

Photo: Tom Sibley

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