58 posts tagged "Dick Page"
What: Dick Page, artistic director for Shiseido Makeup, will be presenting the brand’s new Holiday 2009 color collection and performing personal color consultations and makeup applications in person. The line, dubbed Rich Rocks, was inspired by Page’s own travels around the country in search of semiprecious stones, which he then used for tonal and textural inspiration.
When: Wednesday, October 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Call (212) 705-2890 to schedule an appointment (a $100 reservation fee, redeemable in Shiseido products, is required).
Where: Shiseido Beauty Counter at the newly renovated Bloomingdale’s at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue.
Why: This marks Page’s first-ever move to mingle with the masses in the U.S., and aside from being one of the most gifted editorial makeup artists we’ve had the pleasure of interviewing season after season at the shows, the man is a riot. When we asked him to explain Spring/Summer 2009′s eye-gloss trend backstage last year, Page—never one to give canned responses—had this to say: “You just can’t put much more gloss on your lips. It’s like everyone’s been eating pork chops for the last few years. I don’t know how much more gloss the lip can carry, so maybe it’s just migrating north.” Hilarious!
Since co-creating the pink ribbon in 1992 as a symbol of breast health, Evelyn Lauder has been on a mission to help bring an end to breast cancer. Aside from championing the Global Landmarks Illumination Initiative, which we’ve already discussed in this blog, Lauder used her position as senior vice president of the Estée Lauder Companies to start the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding scientists in their work. Between bake sales, golf tournaments, and proceeds from special-edition products available through the month of October, last year alone the BCRF raised $34.5 million—and has inspired a host of other charitable initiatives. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best buys out there, so you can get your beauty fix and do your part to fight breast cancer.
Bumble and Bumble
The House of Bumble will donate $1 from the sale of every bottle of its Classic Hairspray sold this month to the BCRF. Consider it an open invitation to attempt some of the more gravity-defying bouffants from the runway. (You know you were secretly intrigued by the updos inspired by The Duchess at Oscar de la Renta last season; admit it.)
Backstage at Narciso Rodriguez this week, makeup artist Dick Page chose to go without mascara. When a stunned journalist asked him why—”everyone needs mascara!” she exclaimed—Page disagreed. “I don’t really get it,” he said. “I think blusher is way more important. If you’re at death’s door, a little bit will get you through the interview.” And he’s not the only one of this opinion. Hefty helpings of true pink blush—and in some cases a corresponding pink eye and lip to go with it—might be the Spring makeup story to come out of New York fashion week. Lancôme artistic director for makeup Aaron De Mey’s version of the monochromatic look backstage at L’Wren Scott yesterday was possibly its most beautiful outing. Working with Scott’s collection of sheath dresses in shades of dusty pink, deep rose, soft pink, and beige, De Mey chose Lancôme Color Design Blush in Pret-a-Plum and dabbed it onto the apples of models’ cheeks, working upward toward the temple. “L’Wren wanted very matte, powdery skin,” he explained, so his pinks went onto a velvety base that recalled the Edwardian era from which Scott drew inspiration for her designs. The pièce de résistance of De Mey’s handiwork, however, was the lip he built with Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Berry Noir topped off with a coating of its Color Fever Gloss in Molten, which provided a bee-stung effect with a glassy finish. As a naughty aside, manicurist Yuna Park painted the nails in Lancôme’s Untamed Plum, a blackened aubergine shade that will debut with its Holiday collection in November. (Word on the street is that the lacquers that premiere at Scott’s show tend to sell out upon release, so keep an eye out for this one.)
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.