Happily, she has the expert attention of makeup artist Molly R. Stern and hairstylist John D to make tonight’s experience pleasurable. “We opted for a style that was sleek and chic, given that the collar of her jacket is high,” says D. “I decided on a deep side parting, tucked behind the ears, shiny and straight.” To achieve this, he prepped Heathcote’s freshly washed hair with Tresemme Tres Two Extra Firm Control Mousse to create some grip. He then blow-dried the parted mane, using a large round brush and a Mason Pearson bristle brush to direct and smooth at the root. “I like to secure hair with matte bobby pins because they have more grip and conceal nicely,” he says. “If the ends need additional taming, you can use a flat iron to help smooth the cuticle and add shine.” To finish, he spritzed Tresemme Tres Two Extra Hold Non-Aerosol Hair Spray, concentrating on the smoothed tresses ear to ear—leaving the ends untouched allows for movement. And, he adds, “You can use a small toothbrush to help calm any unruly flyaways.”
Stern too took her cue from the coat, specifically the crimson shade of the collar. “I was heavily collaborating with Penny, who had such a strong vision–we wanted to match that jacket!” she laughs. Stern started by prepping Heathcote’s already luminous skin with Jurlique Rose Water Spray and Natura Bisse c + c serum and moisturizer, then applying Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation in porcelain. For the eyes, “I used a NARS eyeshadow called Tan Lines which I’m utterly obsessed with. I layered the color—I did a sheer veil of it over the whole lid, then pounded in a more pigmented layer over the top, and in the outside creases of the eye.” To finish, she drew a soft, smudgy shadow in the same hue under the lash line. For the centerpiece, the brilliantly rouged lips, Stern used a combination of YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in Burgundy Vibes and Rhythm Red—a bespoke shade for Heathcote’s Los Angeles evening.