Makeup artist Dick Page didn't have one decade in mind when kicking off the beauty look at Marc by Marc Jacobs's fall 2013 ready-to-wear show. "It's sort of '40s meets '20s meets '70s," he said when describing it. If it sounds vague, it's not. Page has precisely touched on cosmetically speaking what Jacobs does so perfectly sartorially speaking: traveling through time to create a result that is highly desirable for the here and now.
For last night's presentation, that translated into a smoky gray eye and a lacquered tomato red lip. After prepping skin, Page first assembled a soft eye by applying Shiseido Cream Eye Shadow in Sable from the lash lines to the creases, and along the lower lash lines. He next added the same product in Caviar to the outer third of the lids. To diffuse the pigment, he used Shiseido Benefiance Lip Treatment around the eye area. He finished by brushing up the brows, and defining them to add weight to the look by using Shiseido's new Eyebrow Styling Compact and Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Shadow. To produce the glossy rouge pout, he finally painted on layer after layer of Shiseido's new Lacquer Rouge in Sanguine and Drama.
Hairstylist Guido Palau enhanced the doll-like effect of the makeup look with strands that he called a little crazy. "We didn't want it to feel symmetrical or too perfect," he explained. To spring hair to life, Palau started this complicated style by working Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam from roots to ends to build mass before blow-drying strands. He then created a deep side part in dry hair. He next set about curling small sections of hair, using a one-inch or one-and-a-quarter-inch curling iron, and pinning each curl to the head.
He allowed the curls to set, unpinned them and gently ran both his fingers and a boar bristle brush through the coils to produce even more volume. Immediately before the show, he backbrushed the top front section, swept it across the forehead and secured it at the side with a bobby pin. To hold the style, he finished by spraying Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray, which he said would allow the hair to move on the runway.