Thanks to my friends at Estée Lauder, I was invited to cover the backstage beauty before the Derek Lam show again this season. It's always amazing to see how many hours of work go into a 10 minute runway show. Estée Lauder and Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux creates the Face Chart that his team will recreate on all the models. For Fall 2012, the products they used include a new Two Tone Eye Opening Mascara in Bold Black/Rich Brown that will debut in April. Tom Pecheux said that one should use black mascara on the top lashes to open the eyes and brown on the bottom lashes. He also used a little white shadow in the middle of the Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Crystal Pink.
Orlando Pita and his team worked their magic on the hair which represented a girl who was "well bred but doesn't follow all the rules." The hair isn't too perfect and a little messy and slightly inspired by the 1960's. Some girls had all their hair up while others had a bit left down. It required a lot of backcombing and hairspray which I thought my asphyxiate us all backstage. It was worth it though because the entire look was beyond chic and complemented the Fall 2012 Derek Lam collection perfectly.
Tom Pecheux and Orlando Pita work their magic on Joan Smalls.
Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic