Derek Lam, Fall Collection 2013

This is the 7th season that Derek Lam and Estée Lauder have partnered for his fashion show in New York. Tom Pecheux, the genius makeup artist who is the Creative Director for Estée Lauder, lead a team of 13 makeup artists to create the beautiful look on 27 models. In my humble opinion this look was one of the best looks seen at Fashion Week. The simplicity of the look is what makes it stand out.

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This look is all about the lips and skin. The girls skin was treated with an arsenal of products to get it looking fresh and beautiful. As I always say you can;t have amazing makeup if you choose to ignore your skin. To achieve this incredible looking skin start by applying Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex then Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion around your eyes, remember not to rub your eye serum in, gently pat it in with your fingertips. Then to have your skin looking bright and youthful apply some Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator this makes your skin glow. Lastly apply a sheer coat of DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 15 to make sure your skin s protected. When you have prepared your skin apply a super sheer amount of Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup, Apply this with your fingers and only use the smallest amount.

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For the super simple eye makeup the majority of the makeup is in the centre of the lid spanning from the lash line right up to the brow with just skin on either side, and just a touch of defining colour at the lash line. This look could not be easier or more effective! Tom used NEW Pure Color Instant Intense EyeShadow Trio in Smoked Chrome – launching September 2013 (Left and Center Shades), NEW Pure Color Instant Intense EyeShadow Trio in Steel Lilacs – launching September 2013 (Center Shade), NEW Pure Color Instant Intense EyeShadow Trio in Sterling Plums – launching August 2013 (Center Shade). I know that these shades are now available as yet but there are similar colours available on counter now or even look in your makeup bag and find a similar colour. The texture of the Pure Color Instant Intense are amazing so do check these out when you can.

The lips were what this look is all about and to achieve this look Tom used two lipsticks a beautiful bronze shade to add debt and a fantastic lacquer in a beautiful deep wine colour to add sheen and glamour. The colours used were NEW Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick in Burnished Bronze – launching August 2013 and NEW Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer in Electric Wine – launching August 2013 again I know these colours are not available yet, but there are colours on The  Estée Counter.

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 “The beauty look Derek Lam and I created for the Fall 2013 show is a sophisticated, minimal urban hippie – playing off of Derek’s inspirational mood board and the textures and colours of the fabrics in his collection.  The focus is on the eyes and the lips.  I placed a highlight of metallic shimmer in the centre of the eyelid, to make it appear very flat, like a two-dimensional painting on a canvas.  The saturated stain on the lips is very strong and intense –  a mix of brown, maroon and burgundy.  The skin is very fresh and iridescent, a satin-matte texture,”said Tom Pecheux, Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director, who used Estée Lauder makeup to complement Derek Lam’s stunning collection.”

The nails were the work of famed manicurist Jin Soon Choi, a major talent and can do anything with nails that I find magical! She used the perfect nude shades from  Estée Lauder’s new Pure Color Nail Lacquer the shades she used were So Vain and Nudité (launching March 2013).

I hope you liked this look as much as me and if you try it out let me know!

Makeup: Tom Pecheux for Estée Lauder
Nails: Jin Soon Choi for Estée Lauder
Photos: Courtesy of Estée Lauder

Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paint in Sinister – €23

Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup – €34.50

Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex – €50.50 for 30ml

Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion – €56

Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator – €57.50 for 30ml

DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 15 – €42

Pure Color Nail Lacquer in So Vain – €20

Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Nudité – €20


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