Beauty Editorial: Dick Page's When She I Loved

Guest makeup artist and face poet Dick Page rewrites fall romance, musing on Canadian beauty Alana Zimmer—and uncovering a few dramatic twists.


Photography by Dick Page and James Gibbs


Rouge interlude

To update autumn’s red lip, “I love a wet-looking eye,” says Shiseido artistic director Dick Page. “It harks back to the old idea of grease and candle black around the eyes—it’s going to slip and crease, which is part of the charm.”

FLARE Picks: M.A.C Mixing Medium Shine, $25; Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Showgirl, $30. Sweater, $990, Dsquared2. Dress, $1,595, Candela. Necklace and brooch, stylist’s own.


Where there’s smoke

Tame the sparkle of a smoky eye for a nuanced take. “A simple black eye diffused out with soft grey fades into the skin tone,” says the makeup pundit. “Very natural skin and a soft lip make it feel ‘honest’ somehow—not flashy or dramatic.”

FLARE Picks: Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Tin and Caviar, $29 each; Lisa Watier Rouge Sublime Lipstick in Tartan, $21. Sweater, $915, Louis Vuitton. Earrings, Alynne Lavigne Vintage Collection.


View to a thrill

Teal and coral shake up the autumn landscape. “Makeup colours [become] accessories with a bold hand,” says Page. “It’s pure decoration.”

FLARE Picks: Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Lido, $40; Merle Norman Lip Polish in Hussy, $15. Sweater, $545, Zero + Maria Cornejo. Necklace, stylist’s own.


The fire within

Bronze-gold eyes, tawny lips and dusty-rose cheeks warm autumnal complexions with a sunny, monochromatic palette. But it’s not about precision. “I mix the pencil and lipstick together on my hand before applying, rather than using the pencil to line,” Page says.

FLARE Picks: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Bad to the Bronze, $9; Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Harmony, $20; Shiseido Smoothing Lip Pencil in Rosewood, $22. Robe, stylist’s own. Bra, $330, Eres. Earrings, Alynne Lavigne Vintage Collection.


Blushed ashore

Luminous skin contrasts with the natural flush of a seaside sojourn. “It evokes the idea of sun- or windburn, vigorous exercise or good sex,” says Page. “Not contouring or doll-like colour, rather a rush of blood to the cheeks.”

FLARE Picks: Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in Soft Beam Gold, High Beam White and Orchid, $38 each. Coat, Louis Vuitton. Necklace (worn as headband), Tom Binns Design.