The idea of a mini-rock concert at Marc Jacobs Friday night inspired makeup artist Dick Page to do an “abstract” look, one that worked with the concept of dressing up to go to a rock concert. After all, Sonic Youth played a live set at the show. “It’s a bizarre dichotomy,” Page said backstage before the start of the show.
He combined gray, ochre, rose and mauve on the eyes; lips were patted down to mute their natural shade, then drawn in with pencil, and a light wash of foundation was used for an overall matte face.
“It’s a powdery look, makeup that would work in blue light” said Page, citing the lighting used during the show.
Hair was kept simple by Guido Palau, who worked on behalf of Redken at Marc Jacobs. He parted the hair in the middle, then pulled it back close to the head into a ponytail at the nape of the neck. “It’s very minimal,” said Palau, “super slick and clean.”
Palau first applied Redken Tickening Lotion to the hair, then flat ironed it close to the head and, finally, used Quick Dry hairspray to get rid of flyaways. When asked what inspired the do, Palau responded, “It’s purely without reference.”