At Zac Posen Thursday night, “The look is a version of Minnie Mouse and Helmut Newton,” said Odile Gilbert, who styled hair for L’Oréal Professionnel Texture Expert. “The shine is Helmut Newton and the two cashmere pom-poms — by Zac Posen — are Minnie Mouse.”

Gilbert first applied the hair care brand’s Shine Perfection serum, a smoothing product, to the hair. Then she pulled the hair tightly back into high ponytails, and twisted them into chignons that were situated between the pom-poms. Finally, she used a holding gel called Fixative to help keep the slick look. “It makes the head very small, the hair very close to the scalp.” Charlotte Tilbury, who worked on behalf of MAC Cosmetics, did what she called “sexy, polished, perfect skin.”

To contrast a perfect mouth and face, Tilbury gave the eye a “slightly messy” look with gloss applied atop a black cream, an “out-partying-all-night” eye, she said. Tilbury filled in the eyebrows with a pale brown hue “to perfect the brow.” The lips had a matte red look, with burgundy in the center, red toward the corners of the mouth and a cherry lip liner framing it all. “It’s a Helmut Newton mouth,” said Tilbury, “a pillow box — perfect, like a sexy mannequin.”

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