This look was inspired by the Fall 2012 Band of Outsiders collection, which paid indirect homage to the spaghetti Western genre. Backstage, Shiseido Artistic Director Dick Page went for a lived-in, minimal look with the makeup. The result? A boy-girl look with muted lips and a girl-girl look with a just-bitten hint of red. Both were complemented by a sun-kissed face that showed structure without being “graphic,” setting off the toasty Southwestern, spice-hued textiles.
The Band of Outsiders face featured a matte-luminous finish as a starting point for bronzing, in what Dick called the “sun-soaked zone.” He moisturized the face using (7) Shiseido The Skincare Multi-Energizing Cream and then evened the skin tone with a wash of the new Shiseido Makeup Radiant Lifting Foundation SPF17 (launching fall 2012). (9) Shiseido Makeup Bronzer was applied on the forehead, upper cheekbones and chin. Next, Dick applied a combination of (1) Shiseido Makeup Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold and (5) High Beam White, followed by a blend of (1) Soft Beam Gold mixed with loose translucent powder. Using a large powder brush, he combined the (1) Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold and (6) Bronzer in Light, applying it to the center of the cheek and blending across the bridge of the nose, along the forehead and dusting a bit on the chin.
A strong, earthy brow anchored the eye look, while subtle highlighting on the lid and the absence of mascara let eyes shine. Dick darkened and defined the brows by working a blend of (2) Shiseido Makeup Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Meadow, (3) Caviar and (4) Leather into the brows. For the boy-girl look, Dick blended and diffused the (5) Shiseido Makeup Luminizing Satin Face Color in High Beam White to create a wedge shape at the inner corner of the eye. For the girl-girl look, he blended (1) Shiseido Makeup Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold with (5) High Beam White, targeting the inner corner of the eye and under the arch of the brow. This created white-gold highlights around the eyes.
With a stronger focus on the skin and brows, Dick “erased” the lips with foundation, creating two neutral looks. For the boy-girl look, he applied the (5) Shiseido Makeup Luminizing Satin Face Color in High Beam White along the cupid’s bow and the edge of the upper lip line. (8) He then re-applied and blotted the Shiseido Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment for a colorless look. For the girl-girl look, Dick lined the inner part of the lower lip with Shiseido Makeup Lacquer Rouge in Nocturn (launching fall 2012) to create a slight trace of just-bitten color.