At Derek Lam, Tom Pecheux, creative makeup director for Estée Lauder, was aiming for a “delicate, slightly romantic, aqua 3-D look. You just want to jump into it.”
Pecheux began by applying Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Intensive Age Renewal Creme on skin before adding a light application of Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup. “For February shows, we have to fake this glow with several products, but these girls are just back from their holidays and already tan — and because it’s humid, the cream and foundation give that glowy look,” said Pecheux. Next, Pecheux turned to the eyes, first applying Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion from lash line to brow before layering Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Extreme Emerald with a light hand from. Next, he layered Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Cosmic, a glimmery silver, on top of that for a pale, silvered-aqua look. Pecheux added a light swipe of Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée Blush in Tease in the center of the eyelids. Under the bottom lashes, Pecheux used Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Halo and Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Steel for emphasis.
On the lips, Pecheux layered Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Halo and Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Pink Zinc for a natural look. He added a dusting of Pure Color Blush in Brazen Bronze low on the cheeks and a bit of Pure Color EyeShadow in Wild Truffle and Pure Color EyeShadow in Wild Sable to the brows.
Orlando Pita created a “groomed, simple, straight look” for hair. After doing a deep side part, Pita applied Phyto hair products — different for each girl, depending on her hair texture, he explained. “Everyone has a different formula, but everyone will look uniform and groomed — but not overly perfect,” he said. Pita used a T3 Featherweight blow-dryer and a T3 Straightening Iron, then tucked hair behind the ears. “It has a little movement and is accessible,” said Pita. “It almost looks like they did it themselves.”
Jin Soon Choi for Estée Lauder painted fingers and toes with Pure Color Nail Lacquer in So Vain, a nude shade with a hint of shimmer. “It goes with everything — any skin tone, any outfit,” she said. “It’s the perfect neutral.”