The emerald and cobalt lashes seen at Stella McCartney’s garden party were one of the highlights of the Resort 2015 season—at least here on Beauty Counter. And for the September issue of Jalouse, the man behind the makeup, Vincent Oquendo, continues to perpetuate the trend for Fall with this look he created on Scout Willis—pressing MAC pigments in green, blue, yellow, and orange on top of all-white lashes. The key to replicating this flora-inspired fringe, he noted, is to build a solid base with primer. (His favorites: Dior Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum and Make Up For Ever Lash Fibers.) “You should prime your lashes like you prime a wall before you paint,” he said. To get the “clumpy-but-separated and almost furry” texture seen at shows like Prada, curl lashes and work the formula in at the roots and pull out toward the tips. “It’s similar to hair: If your roots are soft and you’re trying to [create] a major ‘do, it’s all going to wilt,” Oquendo explained. “When Guido [Palau] is doing models’ hair backstage, he sprays all the product near the scalp.” After you’ve neutralized lashes and rimmed your waterline with a white pencil, do as he did on set and blend pigments with MAC’s mixing medium or white eyeliner before pressing them onto lashes. Or take the easy road and opt for an already colored mascara (like those from Chanel). “You’ll have more control with mascara, and wearability will be better than pigment,” the face painter explained. To open up the eye and make it look bigger, follow Oquendo’s lead and place the brightest shades in the center, fanning the darker tones out onto either side. Make the fad your own by devising your own color combos. “A pop of metallic liner underneath aubergine lashes could be really pretty,” he suggested. Polish off the Technicolor fringe by framing it with a bold brow. “You need structure to make this look wearable,” he said. Whatever it takes to get to the beauty gold at the end of this rainbow, we’re willing to give it a go.
If you’ve ever looked at Dick Page’s Instagram, you know that it’s utterly drool-inducing. When the pro isn’t painting famous faces, he appears to spend a lot of his free time in the kitchen, cooking up dishes like lamb with a side of potatoes, savoy cabbage, and mustard (bottom left), or a “crispy masa harina fried skate, baked couscous with vegetables, sautéed escarole, and dill coleslaw with a good squeeze of lime” (bottom right). In other words, Page’s culinary skills are just as impressive as his maquillage, and he rivals Zac Posen as the Julia Child of fashion. (Food Network, take note.) Haute cuisine even inspires Shiseido’s reigning artistic director when it comes to product development—many of the colors in the current collection are based off of some of his most memorable meals. And it’s not just Page who brings a foodie sensibility to the table—the Japanese cosmetic giant owns a Michelin-star-rated restaurant, Faro Shiseido, in the Ginza neighborhood of Tokyo. Here, the backstage fixture and master of makeup shares his favorite dining hot spots around the world and what to order when you’re there. We suggest making a reservation in each city now before the Spring ’15 stampede arrives.
New York, USA: ACME, 9 Great Jones Street
What to order: Mackerel with radish, apple, and mustard (which inspired Shiseido’s Face Color Enhancing Trio in Apple [RD1], a palette filled with “sun-kissed shades of pink, gentle fawn, and light peach”). Feeling decadent? Ask for the foie gras and langoustine—a dish that’s similar in color to Lacquer Rouge in Ebi (RD321), a pinkish red liquid lipstick.
Paris, France: Semilla, 54 Rue de Seine
What to order: “Dorade ceviche, seared shiitake with Xeres vinegar, and all the vegetable preparations!”
London, England: Hereford Road, 3 Hereford Road, Westbourne Grove
What to order: Beetroot, sorrel, and cow’s curd, or lamb’s sweetbreads and green beans with mint.
Milan, Italy: Antica Trattoria Della Pesa, 10 Viale Pasubio
What to order: “Risotto al salto con rognoncino trifolati [crispy fried risotto 'cake' with veal kidneys and mushrooms] and foiolo [tripe] alla Milanese.”
Tokyo, Japan: Jyuso-ya, 2-4 Ogawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku
What to order: “Charcoal-grilled Tokyo negi [a kind of giant scallion] and all of the grilled chicken dishes!” Can’t hop a 14-hour flight for dinner? Swipe Shiseido’s Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Shoyu (BR623), a deep brown, for a smoky effect inspired by soy sauce.
For Mara Roszak, hair is a family affair. The sunny blond, California-born and -based stylist who boasts both a formidable client roster—including Emma Stone, Kate Mara, and Michelle Dockery (the latter two she styled for the Emmys last night)—and a coveted L’Oréal Paris contract (she is their consulting celebrity hairstylist) happens to be in the biz alongside her husband, fellow hair whisperer Alex Polillo. The couple share a similar hair sensibility and aesthetic which they hope to eventually channel into a future shared creative working space. Here, Roszak takes a break from styling oh-so-very-famous tresses to share some of her favorite style spots and beauty products.
THE SKINCARE ESSENTIALS: iS Clinical and Shani Darden
“IS Clinical is the first skincare line that doesn’t irritate my skin; every product I’ve tried has been wonderful. I use their Cleansing Complex face wash, Pro-Heal vitamin C serum, and Active serum, which is basically magic in a bottle. My facialist Shani Darden literally changed my skin and turned me on to these wonderful products.”
THE HOME GOODS GO-TO: Nickey Kehoe and Santa Maria Novella
“For the home, I love Nickey Kehoe. [Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe] are incredible interior designers with impeccable taste who opened their own store. It has a lot of great vintage furniture pieces and rugs, including an amazing assortment of tchotchkes—from pottery to candles—that make great gifts. And Santa Maria Novella, which has a store on Melrose Place, makes my favorite potpourri. The smell warms up a room and is a great alternative to candles…I’m constantly panicking I forgot to blow them out anyway.”
THE QUICKIE MASSAGE SPOT: Pho-Siam
“For a last-minute massage, I go to Pho-Siam. It’s the best Thai massage on the East Side and is great for spur-of-the-moment relaxation any time of day.”
THE LOCAL OUTFITTER: Mohawk General
“I love shopping at Mohawk General Store. There are stores in Pasadena and Silver Lake and they carry a great medium- to high-end mix, from local L.A. designers to Dries Van Noten. They also have an amazing shoe selection and beautiful home items.”
THE REFUELING STATION: Beverly Hills Juice
“For juice I am addicted to Beverly Hills Juice. They are the originators of juice press and have been in the same location since the 1970s. It’s a tiny hole-in-the-wall store selling only in-season juice and smoothies. The Banana Manna is my go-to smoothie—it’s made with smashed-up, frozen bananas and almonds at the base, and blended with your choice of juice. And my days are just better when I start my morning with a Green Genie.”
THE HAIR TRANSFORMER: L’Oréal Paris
“For hair there’s nothing like L’Oréal Paris OleoTherapy Sulfate-Free Deep Recovery Mask for a weekly treatment. The number one concern women have with their hair is dryness, which not only doesn’t look great, but makes hair almost impossible to style. This mask will save your hair! I use it at least once a week and apply a shower cap while in the shower, allowing it to penetrate deeper from the steam for at least five minutes.”
“My husband and I are traveling this summer to Italy for the first time for vacation. We’re flying into Venice, then driving five-plus hours through Italy to stay at Hotel Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole, which is a dream come true. I’ve heard the spa is incredible and uses all Santa Maria Novella products, which I adore. And Big Sur is absolutely next on my list of places to travel to when I have a few days off. I can’t believe that I grew up in California and still have never been there! I have a strong feeling that once I go I may never want to come back.”
THE MAKEUP MUST: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
“My makeup artist friend recently turned me on to NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, which is truly magic. I’ve gone out and purchased more so I never run out…I can’t imagine a day without it. It isn’t dry and has great coverage. On mornings when I have no time to get ready, I’ll tap it on a few [strategic] places, blend it in with a brush, and that’s it.”
THE ACCESSORIZER: Broken English
“For jewelry, my friend Laura Freedman owns a store in the Brentwood Country Mart called Broken English. She has such an amazing eye for unique, beautiful pieces with a mix of vintage and new. I always go there when I need something special.”
Before Violet Grey became an online and freestanding beauty empire, it was an underground hot spot for A-listers and their entourages to nail down their red-carpet looks. Paying homage to the history of the space, famed costume designer Edith Head (whose sketches are scattered throughout the store on Melrose Place), and tonight’s Emmy Awards is none other than Donald Robertson (aka @donalddrawbertson), the in-demand Instagram illustrator and second artist in residence for VG. Here, a few imaginary star-studded scenes to get you pumped up for yet another round of celeb-spotting:
The custom-blended neo-pastels seen on Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2014 runway are soon to be available in single tubes. According to WWD, the designer teamed up with MAC, his longtime backstage beauty partner, to create a 14-piece collection arriving on shelves November 26. In addition to the “dirty” lilac (Ultramarine Pink), beige (Light English Red), and crimson (Carmine Rouge) bullets, the range will include a bronzing powder, cream color base, buffer brush, eyeshadow, liner, Chromagraphic pencil, and lip gloss—all housed in weighty gold packaging inspired by his mother’s compacts. Gurung also name-checked Sylvie Fleury, Damien Hirst, and Nick Knight as muses for his first makeup collection. In addition, he revealed the envy he has for the “20 minutes to an hour” women spend in front of the mirror: “I always feel, whether it’s getting dressed or putting on makeup, it’s ritualistic, a very spiritual process that a woman has,” Gurung said. “We men don’t have the opportunity to do that. As time-consuming as it might be, it’s really a time for you and yourself, deciding how you want to feel, how you want to look.” Can Prabal get an amen?