Backstage At Derek Lam, Hair And Makeup Swing On
The sixties struck again at Derek Lam yesterday, where the combination of Orlando Pita on hair and Tom Pecheux on makeup duty—his first and only NYFW appearance as Estée Lauder’s creative director of makeup—made for a middle-parted/strong-eye masterpiece. Pita prepped models’ hair with his Plump Heat-Seeking Liquid Hair Plumper for T3, and let his round brush and blow-dryer do the rest. He set hair slightly forward and added a little bump in the back to properly re-create the sixties vibe. As was the case at Peter Som earlier in the week, Pecheux paid homage to the decade with some well-crafted eyeliner. “I always said I would bring a French touch to Estée Lauder,” he said of his decision to eschew plain black liner again and go for a bright tangerine pigment, adding a shimmery, white triangle on the inner corner of models’ eyes. “I’m definitely cooking,” the former pastry chef said of the a-little-of-this, a-little-of-that makeup mantra he used to concoct the orange look, which involved a stroke of Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Pencil in Coral topped off with a mixture of its Pure Color Moisture Rich Lipstick in Melon and Mandarin Pop. (Editor’s note: Lauder is relaunching its Pure Color Lipstick collection this spring to include super-bright, fun opaque shades like the two Pecheux used here as eye makeup. Get excited.) To add a touch of shimmer and hold the glossy lipstick in place, Pecheux topped off lids with a dusting of his Pure Color Eyeshadow in #39 Rock Coral. Lips were left a glistening nude courtesy of another one of these new pout perfectors in Vanilla Truffle. If this is what Pecheux meant when he told us at Lam’s show last season that he wanted to inject “a little fashion, some fantasy, naughtiness, and above all youth” into the 65-year-old Estée Lauder brand, we’re all for it.