This year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show extravaganza was held for the first time at Earl's Court in London with two runway shows set to air next week. Dick Page, as the key Make Up artist, led a team of 30 to prep for the big event. In an exclusive backstage interview with WWD, he explains his minimal and natural beauty look for the show:
"You don’t book a whole set of gorgeous girls and then change them," he said, likening the 47 models — including Karlie Kloss, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Adriana Lima and Doutzen Kroes — to "a genetically gifted group of children."
The 30 makeup artists prepped models’ skin with moisturizer, then worked red pigment by the German professional brand Kryolan on their cheeks. "If you put it on first, it makes you immediately look better, more healthy and alive, and then you just do a selective bit of foundation if you need to," said Page.
Eyes were defined using Shiseido shimmering eye creams: Makeup artists used sable as the base, layering on a mix of black and very dark brown. They also used a little eyeliner and mascara. False eyelashes did not enter into the equation. "Not if I can help it," said Page. "I’m sure there are going to be some girls who sneak off and do things, but I can’t catch everyone."
The show will air on CBS on December 9th.