New York Fashion Week backstage beauty: Denim-blue “homemade glam” eyes at Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2014

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 beauty
Photography by Peter Stigter

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 beauty
Photography by Peter Stigter

“You’ll have to stretch this into a story,” said makeup artist Dick Page by way of explaining the extremely simple beauty look he created for Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2014. But simple in this case didn’t mean neutral or natural; it meant one big swoop (Page called it a “half-moon”) of bright blue shadow, a blend of Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in “Ice” and a blue powder shadow from Shiseido’s limited edition Eye Color Bar. And that was it: no cheek, no lip, no brow. “She’s lazy or high or both. It’s kind of like, homemade glam.”

The hair also shared that languid, DIY feeling. Guido Palau for Redken gave the models a grungy, but natural look. He used a barrel iron to give super-straight hair a nice bend at the neck and some movement at the ends, and worked in Redken Diamond Oil near the roots to give it a lanky quality. “It’s a little rock and roll, but not in a beachy way, more in a nighttime way. The flatness to the head and off-centeredness are the keys to the look.”

And on the nails? Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer in “Shiny.” “Marc’s favourite color,” said his longtime nail collaborator, Elisa Ferri. What could be simpler?