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After last season’s all-out sixties tribute, arriving backstage at Moschino this morning, only to find peaches-and-cream complexions and ponytails, was more than a little change of pace. “Normally, Moschino is very full-on, but this season it’s very young and fresh,” makeup artist Tom Pecheux pointed out. “Very fresh, and very English.”
That much was clear from the soundtrack alone (Oasis, The Verve, and Blur, anyone?), as well as a specifically British dewy skin quality with a faint flush. “In France, you have the baguette; in England, you have the rosy fresh skin,” Pecheux elaborated, administering massages with a blend of Rodin Olio Lusso and Estée Lauder DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Crème before applying a moderate coverage of MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation. Concentrating a mix of its Cremeblend Blush in Posey and Cream Colour Base in Rich Coral on the apples of the cheeks—”not too high, because on high-definition cameras it looks bad,” Pecheux emphasized—he added multiple strokes of MAC Haute & Naughty mascara to lashes, then dabbed its sheer, dark pink lipstick in Red Statement onto pouts.
There was still a hint of the sixties in the hair, which was also rooted in the annals of British beauty. “I think we invented the sixties,” English hairstyling star Sam McKnight joked, coating strands with Pantene Triple Action Volume Mousse before drying them, fashioning a side part, and back-combing a small bump at the back of the head. Pulling the sides over the tops of models’ ears, McKnight gathered lengths into a low ponytail. “It’s a very British-riding-set homage,” he insisted. “They’re not ‘street’ girls.”
As pre-Oscar buzz comes to a near fever pitch preceding the biggest night of awards season, the most oft-asked question isn’t who will win, but what will she wear? And as any leading lady worth her acting chops knows, no red-carpet look is complete without the right hair and makeup—or make that hairstylist and makeup artist. An elite crew of face painters and coiffeurs will decamp to L.A. this weekend with their indispensable know-how and even more indispensable product arsenals in tow to keep a bevy of A-listers picture-perfect for an evening that promises to be full of high-res camera angles, wide-lens shots, and maybe—just maybe—acceptance speeches. Here, some of the industry’s biggest names, who will be tending to the manes and maquillage of Jennifer, Amy, and Naomi, reveal exclusively to Style.com the one essential product they’ll be relying on come Sunday—and a few tips to help ensure victory at “the style Super Bowl.”
The Artist: Pati Dubroff
The Actor: Naomi Watts
The Must-Have: “I will absolutely be using Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow on Oscar day. I have no idea which color (soon to be revealed!), but these high-shine crème-to-powder shadows give the perfect amount of glitz for a major red-carpet moment—the Oscars being the most major of red carpets.”
The Artist: Stephen Sollitto
The Actor: Amy Adams
The Must-Have: “My Ardell Duralash Natural Short Black and Medium Black individual lashes (not the flares) are one of the biggest must-haves in my kit. No matter how beautiful the makeup is, if the lashes aren’t accounted for, I don’t think the look is finished. These are individual hairs randomly put in just to accent the lashes and open up the eye a bit more with a little length. The Naturals are the best, because the hair is softer and more realistic. They don’t read artificial.”
The Artist: Mark Townsend
The Actor: Jennifer Lawrence
The Must-Have: “I cannot live without Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo, especially on Oscar day, the style Super Bowl. The starch in this spray builds volume at the roots and gives the hair amazing texture. I also spray this on all my hairpins before using them in updo’s, to give the pins extra grip so the hair doesn’t slip out.”
The mulberry mouth that dominated the Fall 2012 shows is having a bit of a resurgence this season, although it’s popping up in a few unexpected variations. “Kiki de Montparnasse. That was the reference for the lip,” Peter Philips said of the burnt-purple pouts he masterminded backstage at Fendi, explaining that the vampy jazz-age Parisian artist and muse served as a good starting point for the conceptualization of “a retro element that at the same time looked punky.”
Keeping skin matte with Chanel Pro Lumière Professional Finish Makeup and a dusting of its Poudre Universelle Libre, Philips concentrated his attention on an equally powdery pout, which he coated with its Rouge Allure Velvet in La Provocante. “The brows are strong because there is nothing on the lids,” he continued, brushing up arches and grooming them with Chanel Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencils before lacquering nails with a complementary shade of Le Vernis de Chanel in Vendetta, a rich blackened aubergine.
Sam McKnight was going for a similar edge. “Punk’s an idea that has been floating around,” the hairstylist confirmed of one of the season’s reigning themes, which led him to prep strands with Pantene Pro-V Deep Moisture Soufflé before weaving a ridged, Mohawk-inspired braid. “Karl [Lagerfeld] loves a graphic shape,” McKnight continued of the creative process that evolved to include spray-painted fox-fur headpieces pinned to the top of models’ coifs to add an embellished element to the silhouette. Finishing the look with a mist of Oribe Superfine Hair Spray, McKnight left the length of his plaits varied—on purpose. “I love all the bobs,” he effused of the bevy of short haircuts models like Daria Strokous, Kel Markey, and Karlie Kloss brought to the casting. “I feel it’s a little old-fashioned to have everyone have the same hair for a show, anyway.”
“No surgery for me,” Nicole Kidman tells Italy’s La Repubblica about her stance on cosmetic enhancements. “I did try Botox, unfortunately, but I got out of it and now I can finally move my face again,” she alleges. (Camera pans on Kidman during the Golden Globes would suggest otherwise.) [Huff Po]
Drew Barrymore’s new makeup line for Walmart is meant to be an all-ages kind of party, but you’ve got to be at least 13 to indulge. “Kids shouldn’t wear makeup, I strongly feel that way,” Barrymore says. “You should be a kid for as long as possible. I think when you start getting in your teens, then all bets are off, and you should just play, play, play and figure out what kind of woman you want to be—the training wheels are off. So kids in makeup, no. Starting in your teen years, absolutely go for it, and start to discover who you are.” [Us]
An 1873 finishing book for ladies entitled Beauty, What It Is and How to Retain It has been republished, revealing a few curious Victorian-era primping tips and tricks, including recipes for how to make your own hair tonics and face masks with lard and beef marrow. Ew. [Daily Mail]
In more practical haircare news, Pantene is releasing a BB cream—for your hair! Its Ultimate 10 Beauty Balm for Hair claims to control frizz, protect against heat, smooth, moisturize, tame flyaways, repair strands, and provide shine. [Glamour]
“A Little Lana Del Rey, A Little Raquel Welch,” And Another Big Sixties Shout-Out Backstage At Moschino
The beauty story at Moschino told itself: the teased-out bouffants, the white-rimmed lids, the loads of individual lashes—”It’s totally sixties,” Tom Pecheux confirmed backstage, shouting out the singular reference that has dominated the shows so far. “At least [Rossella Jardini] went there completely,” he joked of the designer’s full-on, swinging homage that put a “twisted, playful” spin on fashion’s reigning favorite decade.
There is something universal about the retro look, though, Pecheux insisted. “The strong brows are more forties,” he said as he filled in arches, “and the lashes are so huge they could be on [in 2012],” he continued of MAC Lashes in #35 and #33, which were painstakingly placed in between natural lashes and coated with its Haute & Naughty Mascara. The modernization of MAC’s Eye Kohl in Fascinating, a white pencil that Pecheux set with its Eyeshadow in Gesso and drew around the upper and lower lash lines, was a bit of a harder sell; ditto those “Typex” white nails and that quintessentially sixties coral mouth, which came courtesy of MAC Lipstick in Morange and a slick of its clear Lip Glass. But borrowing from the past does have its perks. “The sixties were about fun, and color and youth,” Pecheux pointed out, throwing in his two cents about why the style set is looking backward to move forward for Spring.
“[Stylist] Anna Dello Russo and Rossella [Jardini] were very specific about what they wanted,” hairstylist Sam McKnight chimed in, reciting the mix of muses he was given for inspiration. “It’s a little Lana Del Rey, a little Raquel Welch…a proper doll ‘do—very done,” he said of the voluminous, side-parted, half-up, half-down style that required a good amount of Pantene Pro-V Ultra Strong Mousse, its Ultra Strong Hairspray, and a lot of back-combing. After achieving his desired height, McKnight secured front sections in the back with bobby pins and smoothed lengths with his trusty Mason Pearson brush. “I didn’t know I had this much hair!” a surprised Cara Delevingne said as she settled into McKnight’s chair. “How do you get something like this out?” she asked. (After toiling over 33 girls and a tight deadline, McKnight let that one go with no response).