Go behind the scenes with Estee Lauder Makeup Director, Tom Pecheux for all the insider beauty goss at the Derek Lam Spring 2013 show at New York Fashion Week.
RESCU: How would you describe the make-up look for this show?
Tom Pecheux: Very feminine, very elegant, but very discreet. It’s very pastel, I will call it, “aqua color”. You discover the subtle color, the subtle shimmer, little by little. It’s a make-up for a woman who is very self confident, who likes to be made up, who likes to be sophisticated, who is playful, but also who likes to be discreet.
RESCU: How did the clothing influence the look?
Tom Pecheux: Clothes, hair, make-up, accessories and since for this season the collection is very luxurious and colorful, it was important to keep the makeup in the same mood but in a very subtle and gentle way. I didn’t want the woman to become too colorful, too playful, too much. We like elegance, we don’t like to “show off.”
Would you say it’s an understated look?
Tom Pecheux: The look is pretty minimal. What you see looks minimal, but the work is not and that’s because we work on every part of the face. The only thing we didn’t use, which most women do, is mascara. Everything else is there. Skin care, foundation, concealer, lipstick, shimmer, contour, eyebrow, eye-shadow – so the result looks minimal, but the work is not.
RESCU: How does it work with Derek? How much direction does he tend to give you?
Tom Pecheux: Derek always appears very serene. He is very quiet. So he delivers alot without talking a lot. The words he chooses are always very sharp and very neat. Also his collection is very sharp and very neat. When clothes say a lot, the designer does not have to say a lot. He generally doesn’t tell me anything specific, more like a mood, the type of woman he would like to see on the runway. We communicate very well because we know each other very well. That is the beauty of working with somebody that you trust and that you know, but who still every time surprises you.
RESCU: an you talk about the different products you were using?
Tom Pecheux: I’m using a few products that I really like. I am using three products on the eyes, and I am using those two products on the lips. They are new products called shadow paints. They are creamy, and they dry on your eyelid, so they are very stable afterwards. And why do I use eyeshadow on the lips? Because basically it’s a creamy eyeshadow, and lipstick is a creamy product, so, the texture is very similar. Except that lipstick doesn’t dry. This dries on the lips so it is very stable. And I used to cook, and I love to cook, so I like to cook make-up. I know people who like to make some rules. I don’t know if I necessarily like to break the rules, but I like to play with the rules.
Images courtey of Estee Lauder
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