Mannequin Maquillage, Backstage at Jonathan Saunders
Today at the Tate Britain, priceless oil paintings that are more accustomed to looking down on tourists witnessed the frenetic activity that goes into pulling together Jonathan Saunders’ Fall 2014 show.
Plasticized waves, designed to mimic those belonging to a mannequin, were born at the hands of hairstylist Luke Hersheson. He worked L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Gloss Control (a shine spray) and Liss Control (a gel) through strands with a fine-tooth comb, lending a shiny, artificial finish that looked painted on. In contrast, the length was simply flat ironed and tied neatly into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck.
Keeping with the mannequin theme, makeup artist Lucia Pieroni emphasized the high points of the face using MAC Pigment in Vanilla, making the skin appear almost waxy. A blend of Pigment in Orange and Paint Stick in White was buffed around the eyes, over the lid, and underneath the lower lashes. To bring a hint of life to the face, “a blood-red color” was pushed into the center of the lips.