Mercedes-Benz Spring ‘11 Fashion Week NYC: Marc by Marc Jacobs

The spring 2011 Marc by Marc Jacobs collection featured vivid colors and patterns, and the beauty looks were just as bold. Guido Palau for Redken gave the models fun, frizzy curls with half-ponytails swept over to the side. "People think of wild curls as being from the '70s, but they were really picked up then from the '30s," he explained. Palau created the electric curls by applying Redken Thickening Lotion 06 and rough-drying the hair, then setting small sections with a rick-rack technique (for those who don't know, that involves weaving the hair around a straight pin and flat-ironing it to create a zig-zag effect). Palau brushed out the curls to create the frizzy look and pulled the front sections of the hair to the right side in a high ponytail.  

Lead makeup artist Dick Page for Shiseido told his bold story through bright orange lips set against a relatively bare face. The skin was matted with translucent powder, while the eyes were made to look wet with a coat of Benefiance Lip Balm and black liner on the top and bottom that was supposed to bleed a bit for a messy effect. Page used a custom blend of blushes for high rosy cheeks that nicely complemented the orange lops, which were created using a coat of Perfect Lip in Day Lily topped by brushed-on orange pigment powder.

The nails, designed by Elisa Ferri for CND, were also meant to complement the spring collection. While she stuck to the peachy nude Perfect Bare matte polish for the hands, the feet grabbed all the attention with Raspberry Parfait, which Jacobs called "the perfect pink."

Rick-rack technique

The toes were painted with CND Raspberry Parfait polish

The toes were painted with CND Raspberry Parfait polish