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Beauty Insider Blushing Breck Girls, Backstage At Marc By Marc

Saturday, 30 July 2011

“It’s the right kind of nothing,” face painter Dick Page quipped backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs, where, at first glance, it appeared as though models were wearing no makeup at all. While Page isn’t usually inclined to perform facial massages as part of his pre-show routine, he made an exception here, as the relatively uncomplicated look allotted him a bit more room for extras. “It’s a tradeoff of luxury versus time,” he said as he rubbed Shiseido’s über-rich Future Solution LX Total Regenerating Cream into models’ parched skin—”it feels like bank,” Page said, describing the emollient salve’s opulent texture. On top he applied concealer and foundation if and when they were needed, devoting most of his attention to a custom flush that he and he alone applied to individual models using a mix of Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in Petal (RD103), Orchid (RD401), Carnation (PK304), and Tea Rose (RS302) as well as its highlighters in High Beam White (WT905) and Soft Beam Gold (BE206). “I ask the girls to smile,” Page said of his precise pigment application, in which he dusts the top of the cheeks and the bridge of the nose. “It has to hit in here,” he said, pointing to the narrow area between the eyes that most people tend to ignore when playing with a pink cheek. “It corrects the concealer application and is how you naturally get sun,” he pointed out. As for the hair, Guido Palau created a softer, younger, less kinky style than the dominatrix ponytails he whipped up for Jacobs’ main collection. “It’s uncharacteristic,” Palau said of the “bouncy, Breck girl gorgeous hair” he designed for the occasion. “It’s nicer than the gritty style you usually see here,” he added, prepping strands with Redken’s Velvet Gelatine Cushioning Blow-Dry Gel, applying heat, and setting sections in large curlers for volume. It’s also much simpler than, say, the rick-racked, soft mass of seventies curls Jacobs requested for Spring.

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