When it came to makeup trends, the New York Fashion Week Fall 2013 runways were alive with color. High-voltage hues in the form of fuchsia lips graced models' faces at Diane von Furstenberg. Cat eyes got an upgrade at Michael Kors, thanks to artist Dick Page's masterful sweep of smoky black and soft pink hues. And at Rachel Zoe, oxblood lips made an appearance due to artist Charlotte Tilbury's top techniques. Check out our video now to see what's on the horizon for Fall.
For Fall 2013, Michael Kors turned out an athletic-meets-chic collection that the beauty team of Dick Page and Orlando Pita complemented with an equally strong and sexy hair and makeup look. Page reinterpreted the smoky eye, creating what he called a "block eye" with black at the corners and lighter pink toward the center, while Pita used a very interesting — and quite racy — measure to secure his long, swinging ponytails. Dying to know the secret behind the pulled-back style? Well, you'll have to watch our video to find out!
Marc by Marc Jacobs's vision of a woman: vintage glamour. The bright prints of the Fall 2013 collection could have come straight from 1975, but the hair and makeup were inspired by different eras — creating a mash-up of decades. Guido Palau for Redken was inspired by the '40s, creating a texturized, pin-curled look for giant, glamorous locks (hello, Cara Delevingne; can we buy you a drink?), and several models wore colorful nets on the hairstyle to add an extra retro touch. As it turns out, for the makeup, Dick Page for Shiseido didn't have a decade in mind when mapping out the face. He did, however, bring focus to the lips by applying a bright red with a brush, and accentuated the eyes by lining with a shadow on the outer third.
Shiseido Artistic Director Dick Page is one of the world's best makeup artists, creating to-die-for color collections and Spring 2013 runway looks for Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Safe to say his skills are in high demand, which may explain why he's able to make only one personal appearance each year. During his recent day at Nordstrom San Francisco, he explained why beauty is a choice — and what you need to do to pull off red lipstick. (You've never heard advice like this. Trust us on this one.)
Looking for the best of the lip gloss and lipstick worlds? Here it is, in one tiny tube. Shiseido Lacquer Rouge ($25) is lipstick liquefied. After two coats, lips are saturated with lipstick-like intensity, but they remain smooth to the touch. There's just the right amount of shine, so lips look hydrated — not dripping wet. And even though the color will transfer onto your coffee cup, the look on your lips won't waver. We once thought lacquer was only for nails, but this winner proves that you can get a polish-like finish on lips, too.
Marc by Marc Jacobs is known for its clean-lined ensembles, playful color combinations, and in the case of the Fall 2012 collection: loose, textured pieces. So what better way to let the clothing shine through than by keeping the upcoming season's beauty look appropriately minimalistic? It's the epitome of cool-girl style, and most of all, surprisingly easy to re-create.
- Have the hair: Redken creative consultant Guido Palau opted for a "simple and masculine" ponytail that featured a deep side part and at-the-nape base. In creating the style, hair was blow-dried "dead-straight," Palau explained, and prepped with the brand's Satinwear lotion — for which Palau describes as his "go-to blow-dry product."
- Nail the nails: "Marc wanted to portray a look that was innocent but still perfectly groomed," said manicurist Elisa Ferri. To accomplish this feel, models' nails were painted with two coats of Zoya's Adel, a sheer off-white with a creamy finish.
- Capture the cosmetics: Shiseido artistic director Dick Page mixed up a custom rouge shade for the show, keeping the vibrant hue the focus of the look. Add a touch of mascara and foundation where needed; geek-chic glasses optional.
In the late '80s, a sprightly Jennifer Connelly linked up with Shiseido to help advertise the brand's Perky Jeans line, and now the actress is back. But this time around it's in a more sophisticated role: Jennifer has just been signed as Shiseido's first global spokesperson.
"I've had a long relationship with Shiseido — I worked with them in the '80s on an ad campaign, and have been using their products ever since," Jennifer explained to WWD, adding, "It's nice to reconnect with them after so many years."
Part of her duties as the new spokesperson will be to promote the brand's Future Solution LX skin care line. In addition, seeing that Shiseido turns 140 this year, surely Jennifer will be involved in helping the beauty brand celebrate such a milestone. And if you haven't seen Jennifer showing off some Reagan-era shadows with flair, it's worth a watch.
For United Bamboo's Spring 2012 show, Shiseido's artistic director, Dick Page, was able to create the chicest of shimmery makeup looks without a smudge or fallen fleck in sight. Of the smoky palette, Page quipped, "It doesn't budge; it's bulletproof." But just how did he keep such a dramatic, particle-heavy look from moving southward? It's all in the formula and technique.
To create a solid base for the eye shadow, Page first prepped lids using a fluff brush dipped in powder. He then applied the brand's multidimensional, metallic Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Patina ($25), which, because of its cream-based formulation, holds onto lids without the slippage factor. Tip: if you try this look out on your own, give it extra stay-put power like Page did by applying a cream-based black liner on your upper lashes. Go over the liner with a similar color (Page used Caviar Shimmering Eye Color, a glossy black) for more intensity. Finish by waterlining with a black eyeliner pencil, and you'll have a sophisticated, polished look that will go with just about any ensemble.
If you love Catherine Zeta-Jones and Julianne Moore's looks, or adore the makeup on models in Banana Republic and Marc Jacobs ads, you can get a one-on-one appointment with the man who makes all that gorgeousness happen. Dick Page, Shiseido Artistic Director and all-around makeup mage, will be making his first-ever West Coast personal appearance (and his only PA this year) at the Shiseido beauty counter at Nordstrom South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA. Meeting Page for a private evaluation of your look will run you $100, but it's all redeemable in Shiseido products. He'll be at Nordstrom from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24; reserve an appointment by calling (714) 549-8300, ext. 1070. If you can't swing an appointment, though, don't get down in the dumps — Page's team will still be happy to give you a makeover and great application tips.
Do you have just a few moments to spare for instant relaxation? Then, it's time for a DIY facial massage. Shiseido's Lien Huynh says that all it takes is a firming face moisturizer, such as the brand's White Lucent massage cream ($52), about two minutes time, and a knowledge of the whereabouts of three pressure points. To find out this quick way to de-stress, just keep reading.