It's a true blush + flush! Gorgeous! Healthy! And as you want to imply:
A "classic, sportif" look with flushed cheeks and bright lips created by Dick Page, Shiseido Artistic Director, for Michael Kors A/W 2012 collection.
"The connotation of sportif in Europe is energetic and the look is all about the woman who’s living this life, who’s very chic and made of money," he says.
Over the years, we have come to understand how essential blush is to the building blocks of makeup.
The only challenge for us and a lot of women is this----Exactly where do you apply blush?
On the apples of the cheeks, as the beauty professional would tell you.
Hmmm. No that easy to always do, and looking at the photos here from the Michael Kors' models---there's a lot of blush going on.
According to Dick Page, he actually used lipstick to achieve this naturally rosy glow:
Dick blended Lacquer Rouge in Drama (RD501), a lipstick with concentrated color, onto the apple of the cheek, along with a dab of foundation using a damp Foundation Sponge Puff.
Absolutely stunning. Not sure we could create quite the same effect, but we can learn a lot through pictures and practice. By the way, we often use lipstick as blush, because it's creamy, looks natural and can be very buildable. With our oily complexion, however, the lipstick blush melts away faster than a powder blush. But, still, a softer flush.
We love this look for Fall. How about you?