55 posts tagged "Dick Page"
Dick Page gets the spotlight in the current issue of WWD Beauty Biz, the trade publication’s glossy that’s devoted to all things primped and pretty. Given free rein to create his own spring trend story, the makeup artist chose nineties model and one-time Juergen Teller muse Annie Morton as the canvas for his pastel and natural-hued creations. Page is one of our all-time favorite face-painters for his skillful technique, even better personality, and ability to stay grounded in an industry that is anything but down-to-earth, so the text that accompanies the six-page photo spread—equipped with his own thoughts on his profession—is as enjoyable to read as his seasonal looks are to peruse. Our favorite bit of Page’s handiwork is this perfect nude lip, which, in case you were wondering, comes courtesy of Shiseido Makeup Smoothing Lip Pencil in Rosewood and the brand’s Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Spiced Cream—two products you should definitely add to your arsenal for the coming months.
Beginning this month, Shiseido artistic director and backstage makeup artist-cum-magician Dick Page’s new Makeup Perfect Rouge Lipstick arrives at Nordstrom retailers nationwide. Rose Bronze, as the color is called, is a dusty shade of pink with a pearlized metallic finish that was created exclusively for Nordstrom customers and offers pretty much the perfect transitional hue to take you from an endless winter mind-set to the spring and summer months that lie ahead. It will only be available until June, though, so best to get while the getting is good—i.e., before tons of other style-savvy folk catch wind of it. While you’re at the counter, pick up one of Page’s new Smoothing Lip
Pencils in Rosewood as well, which he recommends using to outline lips before you start in with the Rose Bronze.
Many of the backstage looks in New York were somber—with hues of gray, nude, and black dominating makeup color schemes—but things should brighten up, even as the global economic crisis trudges on. Or so surmises makeup artist Dick Page. “Once everything turns to shit, you’ve got nothing to lose,” he hypothesized last week when we asked him his thoughts on the state of beauty. “But all artistic reactions to depression tend to happen from the street up,” Page said. And so the style set moved to London, where the line between street and high fashion tends to get blurred, and lo and behold: a color explosion. Only a few days in and we’ve already spotted orange eyes and lips at Kinder Aggugini, red and green lips at Charles Anastase (among a few other colors), and bright green nails at Vivienne Westwood Red Label. Let the trickle-down effect begin.
Smoky eyes, smoky nightclubs—they just go together. So it was a surprise to see them at Michael Kors and Oscar de la Renta, two designers who typically show fresh, natural faces and whose clientele would never be caught at Marquee or Lotus. Given the task of “creating a bit of an edge” at Michael Kors, makeup artist Dick Page crafted a precise gunmetal gray eye with four different products. “The secret is blending,” Page divulged, which meant lining the upper and lower lash lines with a Shiseido black pencil and then combining the liner with Hydro Powder H3, a copper shade that he spread across lids to the crease. He topped this off with both a gray and a black shadow, after which he dragged a beige shade of Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color in Lingerie, a new color for fall, over the brow bone. At Oscar de la Renta, Pat McGrath was given a similar switching-it-up task. “We were going with a natural face in the beginning,” she said, until Mr. de la Renta decided he wanted the eyes a little stronger to complement the beading and luxe fabrics in his collection. McGrath put together a soft smolder, lining the inner rims of models’ eyes with a beige liner and smudging out Max Factor’s MAXeye Liner in Fresh Coffee from the upper lash line. A brown shimmer shadow mixed with black provided the intensity Mr. de la Renta was after, without sacrificing any of the class he typically sends down the runway.
Alexander Wang may not have staged a rowdy after-party this year—much to the chagrin of downtown scenesters and their wannabe hangers-on—but there was plenty of throwing down backstage at Roseland Ballroom last night, where in one of the more odd sponsorships we’ve seen, Hooters and its scantily clad girls were doling out chicken wings and iceberg-lettuce salads. We managed to avoid the fried-food temptations, and met up with makeup artist and Shiseido artistic director Dick Page, who was holding court in the corner. “Lip pencils have too much red in them,” Page explained as he dabbed a gray/brown eyeliner from his new Fall collection on models’ lips, filling them in with a Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Spiced Cream, a deep nude shade that launched this month. “I wanted the makeup to be a bit aggressive,” he said, adding that his inspiration was Wang’s monochrome collection of blacks, whites, and grays. To achieve this, Page applied foundation in a shade or two darker than models’ natural skin color to their cheek contours for severity and coated eyelids with the same brown liner he used on lips, mixed with a Hydro-Powder Cream Eye Shadow in Whitelights. Hairstylist Odile Gilbert perpetuated this direction with a sleek pseudo-pompadour that she described as “very masculine from the front,” which incorporated a corset-style hair band crisscrossed in the back to hold sides taut, while allowing unfinished waves proper mobility for sashaying down the runway to hard rock.