12 posts tagged "Marc By Marc Jacobs"
Arriving backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs was a slightly jarring experience, for two reasons: first and foremost, it’s a rare occasion to see Jacobs and his glam squad of Shiseido artistic director of makeup, Dick Page, and Redken creative consultant Guido Palau at the tents. Also throwing us off was the deliberate, albeit uncharacteristic, tinge of glamour behind the hair-and-makeup look. “It’s a bit more prim,” Page said of the designer’s Fall collection, which prompted him to slick on an impossibly glossy, “spunky” red lip for the occasion.
“I’m using an OCD lip technique,” he joked of a nonstop layering effort by which he blended Shiseido’s forthcoming shades of its Lacquer Rouge in Sanguine, a deep red, and Drama, a rosy crimson, keeping the skin “quite real” with minimal coverage foundation. Eyes were given a neutral slick of Shiseido’s Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Sable, a warm brown, which Page defined with the same product in Caviar, a rich black, on the outer third of the upper lash line. As a finishing touch, he blended the colors together with Shiseido’s Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment for a greasy finish.
“It’s a take on the forties meets seventies,” Guido Palau offered of the beauty look, which included side-parted pin curls that had been prepped with Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam, put through a barrel curling iron, brushed out, and teased before models hit the runway, so the style wasn’t “too lady” and a little more “disheveled.” Slipping a bobby pin into the front of the hairline to create “a kiss” over the eyes, Palau spritzed a halo of Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray over the entire head for hold.
Call Donald Trump a fraud and get a free ticket to his lawyer’s office. The real estate mogul and head of the Miss Universe organization has vowed that Miss Pennsylvania, Sheena Monnin, will see a lawsuit before a tiara after she alleged that last weekend’s Miss USA pageant’s top five contestants were chosen “before the show ever started.” [AFP]
Have you ever wanted a manicure of Ryan Gosling’s face? No? Well, should the mood ever strike you, that motif is officially now an option. [Refinery 29]
A few weeks after sending the blogosphere abuzz with news that she would bare her makeup-free face in her new movie Part of Me, Katy Perry reveals why she shed her warpaint. “We’re not always so pretty, and sometimes that can bring people together.” [Huff Po]
Matte lips have dominated the Fall runways this season, and more often than not they have been painted classic shades of red. Backstage at Victoria Beckham and Marc By Marc Jacobs in New York, lips were a perfect crimson hue, while a precise slick of scarlet ruled at PPQ in London and Rick Owens this week in Paris. But another pout color is starting to stake its claim on the season, and it’s gaining ground with each passing day: behold, the dark mulberry mouth. We got the our first glimpse of it in Milan, where Pat McGrath coined the “dark romance” effect at Gucci before creating “shading and contrast” at Bottega Veneta with paled-out skin and another burnt-cherry lip that she lined with a black eye liner and then filled in with a blackened-red pigment. Lucia Pieroni picked up on the idea at Rochas, where she crafted a dark wine-stained, “stamped-on” lip to complement the rich color palette of Marco Zanini’s collection. Then today at Viktor & Rolf, McGrath captured the enchanted show’s “witchy elegance” with a burgundy pout that she described as “gothic glamour.” This last incarnation had the addition of a high-gloss shine, which the makeup artist applied just before models hit the run way to avoid any, er, sticky situations.
The color is striking on a host of different complexions, but the real secret to pulling it off lays with a good lip liner. “[They're] brilliant!” Pieroni effused at Rochas of the colored pencils that can retain even the wiliest of lipstick bullets. Pro tip: For a true matte finish, apply your liner around the perimeter of the mouth and in the center before adding your lipstick. Blot with a tissue, dab with finger-patting of translucent powder, then apply the liner to the surface of the mouth again to thoroughly remove all traces of shine.
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.
As my angled bob continues to barrel through awkward stage after awkward stage on its way to achieving its full regrowth potential, I’m constantly on the hunt for new ways to wear my hair. The Spring shows, as they so often do, offered up a considerable number of options—some more doable than others without the assistance of a professional—including updates on the ponytail that include the incorporation of an old favorite: barrettes. Your favorite childhood hair accessory and mine has gone through a few runway revivals of late, with floral, beaded, and crystal-encrusted embellishments turning up as one of the key trends from the Spring 2011 shows last September. This September, it was Guido Palau’s handiwork at Marc by Marc Jacobs that won us over. Backstage at the show, he created a medium-to-high ponytail, flipped it up and pinned it down with one chrome barrette before bringing the lengths back over the clip and pinning them again to create a voluminous silhouette. Complicated as it may sound, Palau demoed the process for us, and it was quick, easy, and plenty chic. Ditto the rose gold barrettes that Adam Reed and Paul Percival used backstage at House of Holland to hold a slicked-back top section above a low pony. The best part? All you need is $3.29 to get a hold of a three-pack of the multitasking accoutrements. If only Prada’s car-embellished leather skirts were as easy to come by.