New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 backstage beauty: Slick eyelids at Marc by Marc Jacobs and Narciso Rodriguez

Spring 2013 backstage beauty Dick Page Marc by Marc Jacobs Narciso Rodriguez
Narciso Rodriguez and Marc by Marc Jacobs photography by Peter Stigter
Spring 2013 backstage beauty Dick Page Marc by Marc Jacobs Narciso Rodriguez
Narciso Rodriguez and Marc by Marc Jacobs photography by Peter Stigter

“I always love a greasy eye,” said Dick Page, backstage at Marc By Marc Jacobs describing the punked-out makeup for the show. “I guess [for this look] I’m pre-empting the morning after, because if it’s pre-destroyed it can’t go bad, you already know it looks like shit,” he further explained. His greasy-eye-making product of choice? “I use a stupid-expensive lip balm from Shiseido. What I like about it is that it’s got a little pink in it.” There’s a worn-in tube of Shiseido Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment ($38, at department stores) on his makeup table that verifies his love for the product. For Marc by Marc Jacobs, Dick Page layered the slick balm over top of beige and black cream eye shadows on lids and upper and lower lash lines.

Hours later, Dick Page trotted the tube out again for Narciso Rodriguez, where he described the beauty look as “nothing, really, or as close to nothing, without being kind of concept-y about it.” Indeed, the girls were light on makeup: apart from doing minor cheekbone shading, Dick Page filled eyebrows in a little, brushed mascara through lashes and dabbed his trusted lip balm on the eyelids. “The gloss on the eyes, is that Benefiance?” a beauty editor asked, to which Dick Page cracked an almost smile and responded: “Yeah, you know me.”