Dick Page does fresh & cool for Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2011

After finally having some sunny, ever-so-warm days in a row down under and gearing up for some late Summer goodness in the South of France, I’m all about fresh, fruity make up looks right now. I fell in love with the look that Shiseido maestro Dick Page created for the Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 collection, which was about as pretty as it gets, whilst still maintaining an edge. To begin, Page applied a full face of foundation followed by loose translucent powder all over to mattify and give the “rich skin” look we’ve been hearing so much about. As he's often been known to do backstage, Page individualized the blush colour for each model, but the overall look was classic, healthy, rosy cheeks. He placed the blush on the tops of the cheeks' apples, "which makes the models look even more alive," he told Allure. The lids had a gentle, shimmery shine, which he created using a dab of Shiseido Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment, in other words, a lip balm. He used this due to its pearl finish, then lined the top and bottom lashes with Shiseido Makeup Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil in Black, making the lines "sketchy" so they looked like hatch marks. The effect, he said, was that the makeup looked as if it were "melting into the eyes." He skipped mascara – a practice common amongst backstage beauty leaders these days – to keep things even more natural. Finally, on the lips he used Shiseido Makeup Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Day Lily – a true orange - with a loose orange powder brushed on top of the lipstick to make it really matte.
* On another note, even the models’ fingernails were a thoroughly modern, matte, semi-sheer nude. The polish was a mix of CND’s soon-to-be-relesaed Barely There, and a few drops of the company's matte topcoat, applied simultaneously.


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