Get The Look: Punk Pippi Longstocking At Marc By Marc Jacobs

Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley enlisted Redken hair guru Guido and Shiseido Artistic Director Dick Page to come up with the hair and make-up looks for their first Marc By Marc Jacobs collection.

Inspired by Luella’s tomboyish Japanese Manga-meets-sportswear, Dick and Guido were inspired to create an edgy, rebellious look with lots of smudgy black eyeliner and fierce braids.

Here’s what you need to do to get the look…

The Make-Up:

1. Apply a wash of foundation (Shiseido The Makeup Dual Balancing Foundation) to start with a matte, blank canvas.


2. Use a cream eyeliner (Shiseido Accentuating Cream Eyeliner) and a soft brush to scrub a dense rim of black around the entire eye and smudge right into the lashes with a cotton bud.

3. Don’t be tempted to wing the eyeliner – this will make the look too glam. You’re going for more of a morning-after-the-night-before grungy look.


4. Go to town with the mascara (Shiseido Perfect Mascara). The thicker and clumpier, the better!

5. Other than lip balm and a little eyebrow filling if needed, leave the rest of your face alone. This look is all about the eyes.

The Hair:

1. Rough dry washed or damp hair.

2. For the Marc By Marc Jacobs girly touch, place a black alice band around your neck, ready for when you’re braided up.

3. Work a texturising product (Redken Flex) into your hair from root to tip, so the plaits aren’t too smooth.


4. With a fierce centre-parting in place, tightly plait the hair and secure the ends with thin bands.

5. A quick blast of hairspray (Redken Forceful 23) will keep everything where it should be.


6. Pull the alice band into place and muss up the front to loosen the hair around the forehead. This look isn’t about perfection, you want it to look a bit lived-in (if not slept-in).

If you look like an off-the-rails Pippi Longstocking after an all-night bender, you have succeeded in your mission.

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