Dick Page, one of my makeup heros

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Dick Page is one of my all time makeup heros. I find his work beautiful. He never overdoes makeup, skin is always clear and perfect with the right amount of drama when needed, or no drama at all if he thinks that that’s what’s needed. He is world renowned and has worked with some of the fashion industries heavy hitters including Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent and Miu Miu. His celebrity client list is endless, he has painted Iman’s face and also my all time favourite Julianne Moore.

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Dick has worked with Shiseido since 1997 and in 2007 he was named Artistic Director. Since then he has becomeinstrumental in the development of product and colour for the brand worldwide. Some of which are staples in many makeup artists kit. The cream eyeshadows are AMAZING!!

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Dick Page created a range of makeup looks that enhanced the feminine yet strong SS14 offerings of New York designers including Marc by Marc Jacobs, Band of Outsiders, Narciso Rodriguez and Tess Giberson for which he is Key Makeup Artist. The fashion looks for these particular Designers unified a juxtaposition of elements from poetic, feminine and cool to strong, natural and minimal.  Using natural and bronzed tones and a smudge of electric blue this season, Page built upon a natural looking face as the canvas for looks that featured strong eyes, muted lips and ‘real’ skin.

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Face

Page maintained his philosophy of letting the beauty of natural skin shine through by keeping skin ‘clean and believable’ with a wash of natural coverage, as seen at Narciso Rodriguez particularly. For the Band of Outsiders face, Page created an ‘easy, open’ look that radiated warmth while for Tess Giberson, Page achieved a broad sun-kissed complexion by blending bronze lipstick across the bridge of the nose and cheeks with a fluffy brush.

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Eyes

Eyes were vivid and blue at Marc by Marc Jacobs painting an electric blue crescent on lids with a more grown up take on blue eyeshadow for Tess Giberson, smudging navy for a ‘lived in’ feel.  In contrast, The Band of Outsiders presentation was sporty and pure complete with a ‘light halo’ of soft beige shadow around the lower lash line. The Narciso Rodriguez collection referenced transparency which Page carried through with a ‘no makeup look’.  Melting shimmering cream shadows along the lash line with moisturiser to create a natural shadow effect with a touch of champagne iridescence in the inner corner, set against a natural brow with clear gel to define lashes.

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Lips

Page chose to keep lips muted and matte at all shows. Delicate beige softened the natural lip colour at the Narciso Rodriguez show while gold and peachy tones created warmth for Tess Giberson.  Conditioned lips were left completely bare at Marc by Marc Jacobs to offset the very vivid colour on the eyes and for Band of Outsiders, Page formulated an innocent pinkish beige defined by using a shimmering cream shadow on the bow of the lip.

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Get the Look

To recreate the Marc by Marc Jacobs look of transparent, real skin, soft natural lips and block colour for eyes, do as Dick Page does…

A light wash of Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF15 kept skin as ‘bare as possible’ with a dusting of powder to keep it natural and ‘very real’.  For the eyes, Page used the pale blueShimmering Cream Eye Colour in Ice (BL215), from lid to crease, blending upward toward the brow.  Then, from the AW13 collection, the electric blue curacao shade within the Limited Edition Eye Colour Bar was applied in a half moon shape following the natural curve of the eye to add extra weight while Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment was all that was needed to keep lips smooth.

SS2014_NR_15Shiseido is available nationwide, I always go to either Arnotts or my local pharmacy, Phelans in Milltown have it. My favourite picks from the brand are their cream eyeshadow and the loose powder is rather special. Their skincare is another favourite of mine.

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