Spring/Summer 2011 NYFW Beauty
For Michael Kors' Spring/Summer 2011 runway show, he featured amazingly cut, breezy "NaturalLuxe" clothing in beachy nudes and browns with lovely pops of green, yellow and tangerine in the mix
Shiseido's Artistic Director Dick Page used the chic, casual mix of the clothing to create what he calls a "fresh and sun-kissed" look that I loved!
For the face, Dick first create matte skin. Dick applied a light wash of foundation to even out the complexion and to warm up the natural tan coloring of the skin tone. He next applied a generous coat of Shiseido Makeup Translucent Loose Powder.
Next he created a windburned look, and for this look Dick applied a combination of Shiseido Makeup Luminizing Satin Face Colors in Orchid (RD401), Tea Rose (RS302), Petal (RD103) and Carnation (PK304) to the apples of the cheeks, bridge of the nose and along the hairline, temple and chin ; the combination of colors depended on the natural skintone.
Dick want "natural, but strong" eyebrows for the models. So he first prepped the brows, by brushing the hair downwards. Next, Dick filled in any gaps in the direction of hair growth with the Shiseido Makeup Natural Eyebrow Pencil. Dick then brushed the brows back to their natural shape and filled in any additional gaps. To help the brows keep their shape, Dick finished by applying Shiseido Makeup Translucent Eyebrow Shaper.
Dick kept the eyes soft and neutral. To prep the eyelids and create a base, Dick applied a touch of Shiseido Makeup Translucent Loose Powder. He then applied the darkest shade from the Shiseido Makeup Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trip in Strata (BR307) all over the eyelid; color was blended and diffused lightly with a fluffy brush to prevent losing the weight of the color.
For the finishing touch, the lips, he wanted just a touch of natural color. To accentuate the natural lip tone, Dick used a soft, fluffy brush to apply Shiseido Makeup Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Dune (BE310). Next, Dick blotted the lips with a damp base sponge to remove excess product and followed with a light dusting of the Shiseido Makeup Translucent Loose Powder.
Then, using his finger, Dick applied a second light coat of the Shiseido Makeup Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Dune (BE310).
This is a lovely look that will work well on all skin tones and will be perfect for those afternoon summer parties! - RLB
*Images courtesy of Shiseido.