I will not lie. When I first read this book by the incredible Taylor Jenkins Reid, I absolutely believed that Daisy Jones & The Six was a real band that she had built a fictional story around. Much to my embarrassment, I found that they were a fabricated band - but kudos to Taylor for convincing me so completely! Much like everyone else, I fell in love with the 70’s style; the band’s “sound;” and, of course, Daisy Jones herself. I was ecstatic when they announced they would be bringing the story to life on Amazon Prime! I immediately fell down the rabbit hole of who was going to be the Head Makeup Designer and what that makeup was going to look like. So let’s jump in!
When we first see Daisy, she is young, fresh faced and wearing little to no makeup. The vibe is very “California Beach” so the Makeup Designer, Rebecca Wachtel, used a Chantecaille "Future Skin" Foundation which is known for acting more like a tinted moisturizer than your typical heavy foundation. Then, she topped it with loads of Jones Road Beauty Miracle Balm and ColourPop Sol Body Bronzer across the tops of the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose.
As Daisy unravels becoming a strung out rock star, we see that reflected in the makeup look. In her performance look, she is wearing a much heavier makeup that is lived in and undone. The eyes feature primarily MAC Triennial Wave blue eye shadow topped with a platinum glitter by Stila that has been discontinued. For Daisy’s lips, Wachtel used MAC lip pencil in Brick - an intense golden red - topped with a mix of reds from the discontinued Bobbi Brown lip palette.
When we see Daisy again in the 90’s, Wachtel wanted her to seem softer around the edges - cleaned up, but still true to who she is. She wears some smoked out brown shadow at the lash line which (if I had to guess) is probably this MAC eyeshadow. Daisy is still rocking a bold lip that rings true for that time period in MAC Chicory, a peachy brown tone. All looks throughout the show are topped heavily with the Jones Road Beauty Miracle Balm.
To see these looks done in a wearable everyday way, using these products, check my Instagram reels! And let me know if you, too, are obsessed with these 70s and 90s looks making a reappearance. What looks would you like to know more about?
To get a smudgy, lived in look remember diffuse, diffuse, DIFFUSE! After applying the lip color go around the edges with a small soft brush to soften the edges. For the eye looks, blend out with a soft tapered eyeshadow brush but then top it all with some balm or gloss to make it melt and crease a bit. The messier the better!