Shiseido artistic director Dick Page created flushed beauties at Michael Kors on Wednesday. Inspired by sports of many types (including the horizontal variety, he opined — “energy, dynamism and sex”), Page said he chose to use blush because it’s universally flattering. “I don’t get people who say they’re over blush,” he said. “You can put it everywhere — on the cheeks, the nose, down near the jaw. It just works.”
After applying Shiseido’s Radiant Lifting Foundation (due in August at retail) to models’ faces, Page used Shiseido Lacquer Rouge lipstick in Drama, a bright red, as blush, applying it in a chevron shape on the cheeks and extending it down towards the jawline. On the eyes, he used Shiseido’s Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold and High Beam White for a subtle, eye-catching glow, and used a mixture of Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Sable, Meadow, Caviar and Leather to fill in brows, a trick he also used at Marc by Marc Jacobs. For the lips, Page also used Drama lipstick. “I blotted the lips a bit to make the color a bit more subdued,” he noted. The overall goal was to make women look like they’re “made of money,” he said.
Orlando Pita chose an undone glamour for the hair, which was meant to look like models tied their own hair in a knot. Pita teased hair for volume, then did a side part and pulled the hair back into a ponytail. He then knotted the pony and pulling it through itself, securing with hairpins.