August 20 2014

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At Peter Som, Tom Pecheux Premieres The Thin Yellow Line


Those of you who, like us, fondly remember Tom Pecheux’s gorgeous blackberry lip from Peter Som’s Fall show were likely eager to see how the face painter would follow up the trend-setting performance. This morning, the answer came in the form of yellow eyeliner. “Peter is one of the few designers who loves to play with colors,” Pecheux said, explaining the bright, sunny hue he was drawing onto models’ upper lash lines with a mix of MAC Pro’s Acrylic Paint in Primary Yellow and its Chromaline pigment pot in the same shade. “Black represents the past, the glam, the sophistication,” he said. The more “playful, charming” color he chose injected a bit of youth and modernity into the proceedings. Pecheux kept his line straight, with no winged tips and no mascara. “That would be too classic and too glamorous,” he said of the details he deliberately left out before coating girls’ lips with MAC’s forthcoming Kissable Lipstick in So Vain, a peachy nude gloss. As for those languid tresses, coif master Laurent Philippon had beach hair on the brain. “It looks simple but it’s not that easy to do,” he said of the texturized style, which began with a hefty helping of Bumble and Bumble’s Prep mixed with its Surf Spray. The models’ hair was blown dry with a diffuser and finger-combed to retain definition while adding a light and airy finish.

Photo: Stephen Chernin / AP Photo

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