BEAUTY

Quick Change Artist


Photographer: Dick Page and James Gibbs

I love Dick Page and the way he does makeup. I like that it takes him five minutes, and he’s not precious about it. Last summer, I was directing a commercial for Marc Jacobs Daisy and had to do an on-camera interview; we were outside in a field—it was, like, 104 degrees, and we were all melting. Dick dabbed some powder in the corners of my eyes and some red lipstick on my cheeks, and instantly I looked so much better. I wanted to learn how to do this myself—how to look my best with just a few things in a few minutes. Here is my makeup lesson with Dick in his SoHo studio. I asked for a simple day look and an added glamorous eye for evening. This is what we ended up with.

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Photographer: Dick Page and James Gibbs

Sofia Coppola in Dick Page’s SoHo studio.

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Dick Page and Sofia Coppola, W magazine, 2014.

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Photographer: Dick Page and James Gibbs

Instead of using concealer to hide dark circles, create a distraction by smudging Shiseido Accentuating Cream Eyeliner in Brown along the lower lash line with your pinkie. “The worst thing you can do is make a big blank with concealer between your lip and your eye,” Page says.

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Photographer: Dick Page and James Gibbs

Dip your ring finger in Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color in Paperwhite and blend into the inner corners of the eyes. (Page calls this “baby eyes.”)

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Photographer: Dick Page and James Gibbs

Comb brow hairs down with a spoolie brush, then, using a firm brow brush, apply Shiseido Eyebrow Styling Compact in Medium Brown along the tops of the brows, making a few strokes at the outer edges, to look “a little more glamorous.” Comb hairs back up.

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Photographer: Dick Page and James Gibbs

Says Page about the “totally mental” evening look, which he created by piling on Shiseido Accentuating Cream Eyeliner in Black and artfully applying Make Up For Ever Matte Eye Shadow in Neon Pink to the left lid and the yellow and magenta from Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Tropicalia to the cheeks: “The most important thing to remember when you’re learning to do makeup is: Why not? Those two words are what keep you alive.”

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Photographer: Dick Page and James Gibbs

The final daytime look.