Posts Tagged ‘Marc Jacobs’

ALL EYES ON NYFW!

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

New York Fashion Week was characterized by bold fashions and even bolder eyes.  Makeup artist, Pat Montelongo, went for glamour at Tom Ford (left) as she lined models’ top lids with thick kohl liner.  “We didn’t want a straight line, we wanted a little bit of that curve to it so its not going out at an angle. It just goes softly hugging the eye and then just around the nice soft edge,” she shared.

To soften the look Montelongo diluted black glitter eyeshadow with eye gloss.  The dewy look achieved with eye gloss was definitely en vogue at Public School and Prabal Gurung (center, top and bottom). “The gloss melts into skin and moves around with the lighting,” explains Grace Lee, makeup artist for Maybelline New York, who achieved the look with Maybelline’s Shine Shot.

At Marc Jacobs (right), however, Diane Kendal‘s dramatic liner created six cat eye options.  “We’re using the black eyeliner in the waterline and using the magic marker, a pen eyeliner, and using that on top of the lid extending out and underneath — going into the inner corner. On some girls, it’s slightly thicker on the outside to really give that exaggeration.”

UNDERCOVER AGENT REVEALED: KIMMY K!

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
AGE:  29
CITY/STATE:  Puyallup, Washington
PHILOSOPHY: Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!!
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE:   Wash face with Shiseido Benefiance Extra Creamy Cleansing Foam, use Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner, apply Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate and Hard Candy Sheer Envy Pore-Defense Primer Serum. Makeup: L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup, L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Powder, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush, Smashbox eye shadow (color depends on my outfit that day), Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Luscious Full Fan Effect Mascara (top & bottom lashes), Rimmel London Exaggerate Waterproof Eyeliner in Black. Set everything with Hard Candy Sheer Envy Mattifying No Shine Setting Spray. Perfume: Marc Jacobs DAISY, YSL Black Opium, or Chanel No 5 L’EAU.
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  Wash face with Cailyn Dizzolv’It Makeup Melting Balm, Mask and wash with Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Trans-Foam Clay (pink, white or green. Rotate throughout week), use Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner. Masque-ology or SOO AE sheet mask every other night. Moisturize with Clinique Moisture Surge (on nights not using sheet masks).
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  My moisturizers. I can get very dry skin and that doesn’t make for a pretty look.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  Mascara. Definitely!
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  Any Hard Candy product. Super cheap & and they work well.
 FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL:  Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser
 MISC:  My mother always told me beauty comes from within. This being said, it never hurts to get dolled up and feel pretty on the outside.

 

NYFW: WHEN DREADLOCKS BECOME DREADFUL!

Friday, September 16th, 2016
 Marc Jacobs Spring 2017 Runway Show - Backstage
While closing New York Fashion Week, designer Marc Jacobs decided to add a splash of color (and some controversy) to his campaign, by sending predominantly Caucasian models down the runway, sporting multi-colored dreadlocks.  Redken global creative director, Guido Palau, shared with Harper’s Bazaar that the look was inspired by transgendered director, Lana Wachowski, and “certain types of cultures, like rave culture, club culture, acid house, Boy George and Marilyn.”  As dreadlocks are mainstream in African American culture, the reference was seen by many as exclusionary.
Continuing to defend the aesthetic, Palau shared, “The interesting thing about Marc is how he takes something so street and so raw, and because of the coloration of the hair and the makeup, it becomes a total look,” referring to dreadlocks as, “something that we’ve bypassed on the street.”  However, Palau then said that Jacobs “makes us look at it again in a much more sophisticated and fashionable way,” infuriating many in the African American community who believe that the look was already sophisticated and fashionable.