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Beauty Nostalgia: Reminiscing With…Dick Page


Beauty Nostalgia is a new weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.

The Pro: Dick Page, makeup artist and artistic director for Shiseido.

The Product: “I discovered Bourjois Cendres des Roses Brune in the eighties when the Bourjois brand first launched outside of France in England. At the time, I had no money at all and there was a very kind sales associate at the Boots in Bristol, England, who always provided me with samples and old testers. Cendres des Roses Brune, which translates to ‘brown ashes of roses,’ was this incredible, slightly old-fashioned, grayish-red tone of blush, and it was so completely luxurious to me. It wasn’t really about the application but about how it felt to use the product. At the time, I was using mostly theatrical and drugstore makeup brands since that was all I could afford. So the Bourjois blush was magical, almost like a step into a different world, and it felt very elegant and grown-up to apply. I think it expanded my horizons in the way that I thought about the possibilities around color. I no longer have the original—I owned it back when God was a boy. But now, in my career with Shiseido, I look to create colors that can offer this same sophistication.”

Photo: Courtesy of Bourjois



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