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Three experts in makeup, hair and nails talk about creating the beauty looks of the season.RELATED CONTENT: Hottest Beauty Looks for Spring 2014 >>MAKEUP: Tom Pecheux, Creative makeup director, Estée Lauder Product I can’t live without: “Skin care. I cannot do goodmakeup without a good canvas. Also black mascara, a girl’s best friend.” Tool I can’t live without: “My fingers.” Favorite beauty looks this season: “I loved them all, but especiallyDerek Lam and Marni.” The Derek Lam look started as a daytime look and ended as a full-on evening look, with Pecheux adding layers as models changed clothes. “That’s the brilliance of Tom,” says Lam. “He proposed the possibility of creating your own look over the period of a day.So we built the makeup out over the courseof 30-something looks.” How I stay sane during Fashion Week: “Remembering that it’s makeup, which I love.” Why I like doing shows: “I’m sharing my work with extremely talented people. It’s like a fantastic dinner, where you have to eat and enjoy. And you get to be a chameleon from show to show.” How I celebrate when it’s over: “By doing more work—celebrities, advertising and editorial shoots. After a few months of that, I’m like ‘Where are the shows? I want them back!’” Most timeless backstage cosmetic: “Red lipstick. It’s a classic.” Overriding philosophy of beauty: “I have to collaborate with the face of theperson I’m working on, I need to share andcollaborate with the designer, with thephotographer—a makeup artist on his owncannot survive.”COLLECTIONS: New York Peter Som,Altuzarra,Derek Lam,Opening Ceremony,Ralph Rucci,The Row,Sophie Theallet,Badgley Mischka, Ralph Lauren Milan No. 21,Max Mara,Ports 1961,Blumarine,Antonio Marras,Moschino,Marni Paris Balmain,Elie Saab,Maiyet, VionnetNEXT: Guido Palau, creative consultant for Redken >>

HAIR: Guido Palau,creative consultant for Redken Favorite look: “A few great shows were Prada, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton—and McQueen was great. Things that are a bit more theatrical stick in my mind more. At Marc Jacobs, I had to cut and dye 60 wigs, inspired by girls with a strong attitude that may cut their own hair—that was something he wanted to push in the show. So we bleached the wigs, leaving the dark roots and savagely cut bowl shapes. It really unified all the girls.” Unique inspirations: “For McQueen, I designed head pieces with Sara [Burton] that were like helmets. I was inspired by Japanese animation and historic 1920’s headpieces. It wasn’t [styling] hair but when designing a head treatment, it’s your ideas worked out on paper, and it’s a real complement to the collection.” Trend we need to retire: “I did wet hair a few times, and once you see it in editorials you want to switch out. If something picks up very well, people want to see it and then they see it and then I don’t want to see it. I OD’d on wet hair.” Upcoming trend I’m looking forward to: “What’s great is now hair products have become cosmetics. Women have an array of product in front of them to change the texture of the hair.” How I stay sane during Fashion Week: “I mediate twice a day and that centers me. I try to sleep as much as possible. I abstain from anything extreme, no drinking, eat as healthy as possible, I keep it very Zen.” Go-to product: “Hair spray. It is a product that women are always a little wary of but with a comb and hair spray I can kind of create most things.” Style icon: “David Bowie is an icon who went through 30 years of style, which rippled into fashion and beauty. His style is always in my head.”COLLECTIONS: New York Rag & Bone,Calvin Klein,Reed Krakoff,Ralph Lauren,Marc Jacobs,Marc by Marc Jacobs,Alexander Wang,Diesel Black Gold, Victoria Beckham London Christopher Kane Milan Alberta Ferretti,Dolce & Gabbana,Roberto Cavalli,Prada,Versace,Bottega Veneta,Jil Sander Paris Céline,Sacai,Miu Miu,Alexander McQueen,Louis Vuitton,Dior,Lanvin,Nina Ricci,Jean Paul Gaultier,Valentino, Maison Martin MargielaNEXT: Katie Jane Hughes, manicurist for Butter London >>

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