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102 posts tagged "Marc Jacobs"

Rita Ora’s Brows: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow



Eyebrow transplants surged this year, tweezer sales plummeted, and brow pencils and powders picked up steam. But after all the fuss about bulked up brows, is the Cara Delevingne-fueled craze finally taking a backseat to bleach? Rita Ora posted an arch-less photo to Instagram today, and Katy Perry pulled a similar move last week. While it’s a common occurrence backstage (both Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs sent brow-less beauties down their Fall 2014 runways), we’re hoping this is one trend that doesn’t take off. One of the things that set Ora apart from the legions of platinum converts out there were her perfectly articulated arches. In an earlier interview with, she said, “I trim my brows a lot because I’m Albanian and I’m pretty hairy.” Unless you’re Andy Warhol, who famously stated, “I had a lot of dates, but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows,” when it comes to the hair above your eyes, the bolder, the better.

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Take Your Liner to a “Dangerous” New Level



Eyeliner is making a serious statement on the Resort circuit this season. Backstage pro Peter Philips used a liquid formula to sketch graphic parallel lines on top and bottom lashes at Dior; Pat McGrath smudged shimmery blue, gray, burgundy, or khaki green pigments around catwalkers’ eyes at Louis Vuitton; smoky, kohl-rimmed lids accentuated by gold leaf on the inner corners appeared at Chanel; and makeup artist Vincent Oquendo crafted party-girl eyes reminiscent of Penny Lane in Almost Famous at Marc Jacobs’.

For the latest issue of Jalouse, however, Oquendo took a new textural approach to the trend, lining model Ali Michael’s upper lashes with black Duo Eyelash Adhesive and flat, gunmetal studs purchased from M&J Trimming in New York City. “I was inspired by the nineties and Nancy Downs [actress Fairuza Balk] in The Craft, so I wanted it to look dangerous but still feel fresh,” he said. “She was styled with all of these chokers and chains, so I translated that to Ali’s face.” For those who want to take the goth-punk aesthetic one step further, try Oquendo’s combo for a bewitching-but-subtle plummy-black lip: MAC Lip Pencil in Nightmoth and Lipstick in Cyber.


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EXCLUSIVE: How to Get Party-Girl Makeup at Marc Jacobs Resort



“This makeup is for the girl that’s always twenty minutes late to the party—it’s not perfect or precise,” explained Vincent Oquendo, the pro behind the look at Marc Jacobs’ Resort show. In other words, this girl is me: forever late and always thrown together. The expertly smudged eyes and effortless glow seen at today’s intimate presentations, however, are a bit beyond the ten-second concealer-mascara-lipstick uniform I typically plaster on while simultaneously ordering an Uber. But after chatting with Oquendo, I realized that getting this fete-ready face at last minute isn’t necessarily out of the range of possibility.

He began by prepping models’ complexions with Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation, then gently contoured cheeks with O!Mega Bronze in Perfect Tan. Apples were topped off with a blend of Shameless Bold Blush in Naughty (a “soft, almost nothing” pink) and Obsessed (a “pinched and peachy” pink). “There were a lot of bows in the collection—I wanted to keep it young,” he said. “She has life; she dances; she gets flushed in the cheeks.”

Seeing as Oquendo’s muse was not exactly a put-together party girl but more “that rock-and-roll chick who drank a little too much the night before,” the liner was designed to look like it was leftover and haphazardly touched up—reminiscent of Kate Hudson’s character in Almost Famous, Penny Lane, he noted. To achieve this, he based lids with a taupe shadow and the lower lashes with a darker, matte brown. Next, the house’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer was applied in reverse, starting from the outer corner and working in and around the inner water line on top and bottom. “I wanted it to be a rounder shape—if you go from the inside of the eye out, you’re more likely to get a point,” he said. For a broken-but-still-beautiful finish, Oquendo liberally applied the liner along the upper rim and let the color “bleed onto the lashes,” patting the pigment in lightly with his fingertip to gently “destroy” it. For even more definition, he coated lashes heavily with black mascara.

To complete the next-day aesthetic, the pro added a hint of “grease.” He used the same gel eye crayon formula in N(ice), a silvery hue, around the tear ducts, then mixed it with foundation a shade or two lighter than each model’s skin tone to create a highlighter for the bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow. Arches were filled in with the same neutral shadows used on the eyes and brushed up with a generous amount of Brow Tamer Grooming Gel to make them appear “wet.” Lovemarc Lip Gel in Understudy, a pinky nude, was dabbed onto lips to lend a subtle sheen.

Next time I’m invited to the “after-party for some incredible rock concert” (the scenario Oquendo had in mind) or just spur-of-the-moment summer cocktails, at least I’ll have my makeup already figured out.

Photo: Courtesy of Vincent Oquendo

What We’re Wearing This Week: Marc Jacobs’ Klute

-------’s resident nail polish guru (and photo editor), Nicola Kast, beats the Monday blues by hitting the bottle. Here, she shares the lacquer she’s loving this week.

After welcoming the warm weather with beer and BBQ, Kast fueled up for the workweek ahead with a peanut butter protein smoothie that mirrored her manicure. The neutral she’s relying on now: Marc Jacobs Beauty nail polish in Klute, one of the five colors the designer created for his Fall 2014 collection. “I wanted a foundation-like shade to show off the early traces of my tan,” she said. Another tip to take from Jacobs’ autumnal runway: Stock up on stretchy, flesh-colored headbands and slick back your strands during the dog days of summer.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer in Klute, $18,

Are Rainbow Bright Hair Colors Taking a Backseat to Hybrid Hues?


olaThe second Marc Jacobs sent washed-out dye jobs down his Fall 2014 runway, we at knew these “pulled-back” and “off” shades, as Guido Palau described them, were going to be the next big thing in hair color. On Saturday, model Ola Rudnicka walked in Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton Cruise collection sporting toned-down lilac strands in lieu of her signature white-blond. Similar to Charlotte Free’s unconventional porange (pronounced in a French accent as “poh-ranje”) seen at Chanel Resort, Rudnicka’s pale purple tresses appear to be a hybrid—one I affectionately dubbed plavender (a blend of grayed-out platinum and lavender). The distinguishing factor between these watercolor-like tints and the saturated, hi-def tones we’ve come to covet is that they appear more experimental than intentional. Talk about a happy accident.