There’s a red lip, and then there’s an immaculate red lip—one that’s mood enhancing, face brightening, and eye-catching all at once. That’s exactly what caught our attention backstage at Acne’s Spring 2016 show in Paris, where legendary makeup visionary Dick Page worked his magic. As the boldly colored, rock-inspired collection hits Barneys just in time to lift drooping February spirits, we decided to take a closer look at how to achieve the red lips, which were complimented by Wella Creative Director Eugene Souleiman’s blunt bangs.
“The colors, guitar prints, and boxy blazers seen in the [Acne] collection all had a very new wave, ‘80s feel, and a red lip felt natural,” explains Page. “It was all about exaggerating the lip, but not clownishly. I’m usually pretty strict about sticking to natural lips, so these were really just natural shapes that are amplified a little bit.”
Read on for tips from Dick Page on getting the look at home, and don’t be surprised to see us standing out in blunt bangs and red lips during Fashion Month.