January seems as good a time as ever to instill a bit of a makeup detox. Maybe it's because you're detoxing everything else, post-holiday party looks and holiday party carbs. Or perhaps because a little self-imposed break makes things a bit more fun later (is anyone else preparing for a spot-on liquid eye flick for Valentine's Day about a month and change away?). Either way, Dick Page is here to help. Below, in his own words, he talks about the makeup look inspired by no makeup at all, created with Viseart's Neutral Matte palette that's now available at Sephora—but you can use any of the Naked palettes if you've got one lying around (Naked 3 is a perfect match, actually):
'I just did monochrome tones from Soekie's skin, so the makeup is picking up any little natural kind of coloration on the eye and the lip—in Soekie's face there's a little bit of rose, mauve, brown, so it's just about amplifying that and applying it where, ordinarily, we're taught to take shadow away. I like that everything is in the same color family. Take your core, transparent creamy shadows, mix with a little bit of Shiseido Benefiance Lip Treatment, Future Solution Protective Cream, or a little foundation, but not very much…
Wearability is only relative to who’s wearing it. I know plenty of people who have hardcore looks but they are considered wearable because it's how they wear it. I like the words agreeability, practicality, and appropriateness instead. And I like the fact that makeup is temporary. I just use this [palette] for a minute, then this has happened very ephemerally, and now she’s washed it off.”
—as told to ITG
Soekie Gravenhorst photographed by Tom Newton. Makeup by Dick Page. Styled by Anna Santangelo.