Derek Lam’s show was inspired by the Sixties West Coast art scene. Tom Pecheux, working for Estée Lauder at the show, used orange tones to create a bright, colorful look. Pecheux prepped the skin with Estée Lauder’s DayWear Plus Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme and Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher before smoothing Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup on the face with his fingers “for a transparent yet covered look,” he explained, topping the foundation with Lauder’s Lucidity Translucent Loose Powder. Next, Pecheux took two Pure Color Lipsticks (launching in March 2011) in orange tones and applied them to the eyes, next rimming the eyes with Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in Coral and adding a hint of white eye shadow on the inside corner of the eyes for extra pop. Cheeks got a hit of Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer, Signature Powder Blush in Sweet Nectar and Double Wear Stay-in-Place Pressed Powder, while lips were finished with a nude shade. “It’s a very graphic look with a strong emphasis on the eye,” said Pecheux.
Orlando Pita, working for T3 at the show, dampened hair with a bit of Elevate, a hair spray he created for the company and used T3’s Evolution blow-dryer and a round brush at the back of the head to create subtle volume, letting the rest of the hair hang free. “There’s no tease, no lacquered spray down — it’s meant to be pretty and look effortless,” said Pita.
Jin Soon Choi, working for Estée Lauder, used a Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer shade for spring 2011 called Extravagant Pearl to finish the look.