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Makeup artist Dick Page conjures a teen assassin and a rebel princess for this exclusive VIOLET GREY portfolio.
Written By Christine Whitney
Photography By Guy Aroch
Makeup By Dick Page
Hair By Tomi Komo
Nails By Tatyana Molot
Styled By Elizabeth Sulcer
BEAUTY TEST: PUNK ROYALE | THE VIOLET FILES | @violetgrey
BEAUTY TEST: PUNK ROYALE | THE VIOLET FILES | @violetgrey

MAKEUP BY DICK PAGE / PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUY AROCH

THE TECHNICOLOR EYE
BEAUTY CREDITS
  • MAKEUP BY Dick page
  • EYES
  • SHISEIDO SHIMMERING CREAM EYE COLOR IN NIGHTFALL, LIMONCELLO, AND ANGEL
  • SHISEIDO LUMINIZING SATIN EYE COLOR SHADOW IN VINYL AND PUNKY BLUES
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER PURE PIGMENT IN FUCHSIA
  • LIPS
  • SHISEIDO LACQUER GLOSS IN DEBUT
  • NAILS BY TATYANA MOLOT
  • CHANEL LE VERNIS NAIL COLOR IN BALLERINA
FASHION CREDITS
  • STYLING BY Elizabeth Sulcer
  • ANTHONY VACCARELLO DRESS, 
    ALBRIGHT FASHION LIBRARY
  • STYLIST'S OWN JACKET
  • LEVIEV NECKLACE AND BRACELETS  
“Whenever we collaborate, I really let him lead,” says photographer Guy Aroch of makeup guru Dick Page. “There’s a lot to learn from a guy like that.” After all, Page, a 30-plus year industry veteran known for his artist’s eye (photography is his preferred hobby) is constantly in-demand and frequently on the move, jetting between fashion shows, top-tier editorial gigs, and his role as artistic director of makeup at Shiseido. So it was serendipitous that the stars aligned to bring Page, Aroch, and stylist Elizabeth Sulcer to Greenpoint, Brooklyn at the same time for this VIOLET GREY exclusive. “Dick has a huge following; I’d brought up the idea of working together but the timing was never right,” Aroch explains. “So when the opportunity presented itself I just jumped on it.” 
Page, a natural storyteller, found his muse for the project in a hybrid “Natalie Portman in The Professional meets Princess Gloria Von Thurn und Taxis” he says. Adds Aroch, “Dick had the idea to bring these two characters together, seeing what that would look like today. There were a lot of jewels, and a lot of decadence.” And also, as Page describes, “A gamine French kind of thing.” Pittsburgh-born model Jillian Payne—a ringer for early-career Portman—was handpicked by Page to help bring his punk princess/teen assassin to life. “It’s not seasonal,” Page says of the beauty look he created for her. “The looks kind of morph. The lip will come and go, the eyes come and go, but the brows are constant.” Besides the blunt, Professional-esque hair (courtesy of Tomi Komo) and strong arches, the most distinctive elements to this Page work are the the aforementioned dramatically-shaded eyes, achieved with myriad Shiseido cream shadows and the artist’s Titian-level blending skills. “The makeup is special in its simplicity,” Aroch says of Page’s trademark style. “He’s so intuitive—he’s literally painting a face and does it in three minutes.” Professional, indeed.
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THE MARIGOLD GAZE
BEAUTY CREDITS
  • MAKEUP BY DICK PAGE
  • EYES
  • MAKEUP FOR EVER FLASH COLOR IN YELLOW
  • LIPS
  • SHISEIDO PERFECT ROUGE IN SHOWGIRL
  • SHISEIDO SHIMMERING CREAM EYE COLOR IN TECHNO GOLD
FASHION CREDITS
  • STYLING BY ELIZABETH SULCER
  • VINTAGE VIVIENNE WESTWOOD T SHIRT
BEAUTY TEST: PUNK ROYALE | THE VIOLET FILES | @violetgrey
BEAUTY TEST: PUNK ROYALE | THE VIOLET FILES | @violetgrey
THE MONOCHROMATIC FACE
BEAUTY CREDITS
  • MAKEUP BY DICK PAGE
  • EYES
  • ELIZABETH ARDEN EIGHT HOUR CREAM
  • SHISEIDO SHIMMERING CREAM EYE COLOR IN SUNSHOWER
  • CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES QUADRA EYE SHADOW IN TISSE VENITIEN
  • CHEEKS
  • SHISEIDO LUMINIZING SATIN FACE COLOR IN STARFISH
  • LIPS
  • SHISEIDO PERFECT ROUGE IN HARMONY
  • NAILS
  • CHANEL LE VERNIS NAIL COLOR IN COUP DE COEUR
FASHION CREDITS
  • STYLING BY ELIZABETH SULCER
  • BALMAIN DRESS, ALBRIGHT FASHION LIBRARY
  • LEVIEV NECKLACE
  • DE BEERS BRACELET AND RING
BEAUTY TEST: PUNK ROYALE | THE VIOLET FILES | @violetgrey
BEAUTY TEST: PUNK ROYALE | THE VIOLET FILES | @violetgrey
The Technicolor Eye
BEAUTY CREDITS
  • MAKEUP BY DICK PAGE
  • EYES
  • SHISEIDO SHIMMERING CREAM EYE COLOR IN NIGHTFALL, LEMONCELLO AND ANGEL
  • SHISEIDO LUMINIZING SATIN EYE COLOR TRIO IN VINYL AND PUNKY BLUES
  • MAKEUP FOR EVER PURE PIGMENT IN FUSCHIA
  • LIPS
  • SHISEIDO LACQUER GLOSS IN DEBUT
  • NAILS
  • CHANEL LE VERNIS NAIL COLOR IN BALLERINA 
FASHION CREDITS
  • STYLING BY ELIZABETH SULCER
  • ANTHONY VACCARELLO DRESS, ALBRIGHT FASHION LIBRARY
  • STYLIST'S OWN JACKET
  • LEVIEV NECKLACE AND BRACELETS
BEAUTY TEST: PUNK ROYALE | THE VIOLET FILES | @violetgrey
BEAUTY TEST: PUNK ROYALE | THE VIOLET FILES | @violetgrey
THE KOHL EFFECT 
  • EYES
  • SHISEIDO ACCENTUATING CREAM EYELINER IN BLACK
  • SHISEIDO SHIMMERING CREAM EYE COLOR IN CAVIAR
  • LIPS
  • SHISEIDO SMOOTHING LIP PENCIL IN ROSEWOOD
FASHION CREDITS
  • STYLING BY ELIZABETH SULCER
  • LANVIN DRESS

THE GOLDEN LINING (BELOW)
  • EYES
  • MAKEUP FOR EVER ARTISTS SHADOW IN TOMATO
  • SHISEIDO SHIMMERING EYE COLOR IN TECHNO GOLD
  • LIPS
  • DOLCE & GABBANA CLASSIC CREAM LIPSTICK IN AMETHYST
  • MAC LIP PENCIL IN NIGHTMOTH
FASHION CREDITS
  • STYLING BY ELIZABETH SULCER
  • TOM FORD COAT
BEAUTY TEST: PUNK ROYALE | THE VIOLET FILES | @violetgrey
CREDITS
PHOTOGRAPHER:  Guy Aroch @ Jed Root
SUBJECT: Jillian @ Ford Models
MAKEUP ARTIST: Dick Page @ Jed Root
HAIR STYLIST: Tomi Komo @ Julian Watson Agency
NAIL ARTIST: Tatyana Molot @ ABTP
STYLIST: Elizabeth Sulcer @ Lalaland Artists

SET DESIGNER: Isaiah Weiss

PRODUCTION: Miranda Neri @ Jed Root

LOCATION: Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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