Backstage Beauty: Estée Lauder at Derek Lam

Makeup: Day to night eye makeup looks. Tom Pecheux for Estée Lauder.

This season, to complement the evolution of Derek Lam’s Spring 2014 collection, Tom Pecheux, Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director, created three looks based on the progression of the show from morning to night. The show opens with a minimal and natural look, followed by an added unique edge, and closes with a sexy spring/summer look.

For the natural look of ‘morning’, the skin is creamy with an antique gold cream shadow on the lids. It captures the light in a lovely, natural and sophisticated way. TIP: Pecheux used 2 drops of Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair and pressed it into the skin for an added glow; Advanced Night Repair isn’t just for night anymore!

The 2nd look had an added unique edge: He created a cube on the outer corner of the eye with a new chubby midnight blue navy eye pencil (spring 2014), adding a slight tilt to lift the eye for a new take on a winged eyeliner look.

The show closes with a sexy spring/summer look (pictured on right in above face chart). Pecheux applied mascara casually, not looking for perfection, and applied the navy pencil on the inner rim of the eyes. Using navy instead of black is friendly while still sexy–a great alternative to black for spring/summer.


Nails: Jin Soon Choi for JINSoon.

To complement the bold and bright color, Jin Soon wanted something feminine and classic. One coat of Nostalgia (a rosy beige) was applied underneath Tulle (a sheer cream) to create the perfect nude. She followed the models’ own shape and length of nails and says there are no rules with nude. This is a classic, prestigious look inspired by high fashion.

Hair: Orlando Pita for T3 and Phyto.

The hair look was described as structured ease, a natural curl contained within the structure of a ponytail. (Some models wore a turban.) The S-curve of the hair was created by an over/under technique using the T3 ‘Body Waver’ Styling Iron. After a soft part was made, the hair was secured into a low ponytail.

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  • alica molik July 20, 2015, 11:24 pm

    Some of the models also had their hair styled into a swept-back up-do that looked like they had ‘just stepped out of the sea’. To create this effect, Chi applied plenty of Cityswept Finish to the top of the hair before rubbing the brand’s BB Gel to create the wet-look effect.

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