Makeup Artist Dick Page Explains How Color Influences Him
Makeup artist Dick Page needs absolutely no introduction. In addition to being the genius behind countless Allure covers over the last two decades, he was also the go-to ’90s supermodel makeup artist and has been credited with creating the no-makeup makeup look on Kate Moss when she was 15. He’s also a backstage genius, painting faces for shows from fashion houses like Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, Schiaparelli, and Hermès season after season. In 2007, Page was tapped to be the artistic director of Shiseido Makeup. Today, he also serves as the acting color creator and product developer for the brand worldwide. (We’ll also mention Page has a pretty delicious Instagram in case crazy-tasty global home cooking is your thing.)
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For Page, color is everything. But when you’ve been in the business so long, how on earth do you stay inspired? (A rose lip is a rose lip, right?) But as he sees it, every single place he rests his eyes is a potential source of beauty. “I’ve discovered colors in pretty strange places,” he told us when we followed him through New York City. “When I go looking for color, I might find something that’s totally different to the perceived idea of it.” Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market is one of his favorite hangouts: What you might see as a raw and fleshy red belly of toro, Page might see as the prettiest blush color for next fall. “Red is super-stimulating,” says Page.”We recognize red. We know what red is, and we know it means don’t. Or it can mean go on.” Enter the wildly unorthodox and endlessly innovative mind of makeup artist Dick Page in the interview video above.
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