Natural and slightly undone was the order of the day for beauty at Michael Kors’ 30th anniversary show on Wednesday. Orlando Pita chose to do an undone updo with a slight Nineties twist.
“Michael and I went back over all the years he had been designing, and we both were feeling the Nineties,” Pita said. “We wanted it to look like the girls could have done it themselves.” He began by smoothing a Japanese styling wax through the hair to rough it up a bit, then twisted hair back along one side of the head, pinning it into a loose French twist at the back of the head. He pulled small pieces at the top and bottom of the chignon for a slightly undone feel and spritzed the hair lightly with hair spray.
Dick Page, working for Shiseido at the show, self-deprecatingly called the natural look he gave the girls “borderline boring. But there’s nothing wrong with boring sometimes!” Page started by defining the girls’ brows with eyebrow pencil, then with brown Shiseido eye shadow keyed to the girls’ skin tones (Boyage for the palest girls, Straw for olive tones and Fire for dark skin tones.)
Next, Page curled eyelashes and applied Shiseido Perfect Mascara Defining Volume in black to top lashes only. He applied Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Shadow in Sable along the upper and lower lash line and blended it to diffuse the color, then a trace of Shiseido Accentuating Cream Eyeliner in Brown along the upper lash line to give eyes a bit of weight. “There is nothing graphic about this look,” said Page. “It’s intended to be neutral and very natural.” Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation was used to cover any redness and blemishes, although Page skipped concealer. To complete the look, Page applied Shiseido Perfect Rouge lipstick in Dune, a pale taupe, with his fingers, then blotted lips with a base sponge containing a bit of Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation.