Sunkissed And On Safari, Backstage at Michael Kors
When words like “safari” and “Africa” provide the backstage beauty inspiration, there’s really only one way to go: “I’m exploring the different sides of bronze,” Shiseido artistic director Dick Page said of the golden finishes he was serving up at Michael Kors. Assigning a selection of Shiseido’s bronzing powders to complement individual complexions, the makeup artist strengthened brows using his go-to Shimmering Cream Eyeshadows in Sable, Caviar, and Leather and added a gold glisten underneath the lower lash lines and in the inner corner of eyes using the same color pots in Meadow. Brown, not black, mascara and Shiseido’s beige-toned Perfect Rouge lipstick in Caramel finished off the faces of Kors’ desert explorers.
Orlando Pita chose to hone in on the function, rather than fashion, of a trip through the African bush. “These girls have nothing to do their hair with except a shoelace,” Pita said, producing a long leather cord that he fishtail-braided into middle-parted lengths. Prepping hair with T3 Refresh Dry Shampoo and Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray for a matte texture, Pita back-combed around the base of the style, pulling out hair for a messy, disheveled feel. The hairline, however, was kept pristine thanks to the smoothing effect of T3 Control hairspray. “The front is the only part of their hair they can fix,” Pita explained. Obviously.