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One of my favorite things to do when I’m either a) working out or b) killing time is watching makeup tutorials. I especially enjoy watching the masters – professional artists whose handiwork extends from editorial and runways, to everyday looks for everyday women.
Tom Pecheux, for me, is one of those artists. It also delights me to no end that he’s the mastermind behind the now modern and fashion forward color collections Estée Lauder have released of late.
This morning, while in major avoidance mode, I spied this short video tutorial. In it, Tom (with that sexy french accent) shows how to create a smoky cat eye using minimal products. We’ve all probably watched a number of “cat eye” tutorials but I found this one…special. Plus, the cat eye featured has a Brigitte Bardot appeal, don’t you think?
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I’ve been hearing about the NEW Pure Color blushes – Tom Pecheux, Estée Lauder Creative Director, latest color creation – for months now. Today, I got an email that the blushes are now available at esteelauder.com. Many counters are already showing off the vibrant shimmer and satin finish beauties…is it possible I feel asleep at the beauty wheel, having not peeked these sooner? I do believe a weekend stroll down the cosmetic counter aisles are in order.
Karen, of the Makeup and Beauty Blog, took some marvelous photos of a few shades…they are so beautifully vibrant!
Have you spotted the new blushes in your area? What shade must I absolutely pick up?
Availability: Estée Lauder counters
While the world of fashion is telling you all about what’s coming up for Spring 2012, I wanted to bring you back to the present with a look at how to create the makeup trends for fall 2011.
I know, I know, you heard all about fall 2011 months ago but it never hurts to revisit and glean a few new ideas and makeup combinations you can incorporate into your look today.
If you didn’t read my post on the top 4 makeup trends for fall, go there now then be sure to come back and see how master makeup artists interpret those trends.
Here’s a peek at how Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director for Estée Lauder, interpreted the Boy-Girl trend at the Derek Lam fall 2011 show.
Note: Derek Lam is said to have been inspired by wanting to recombine and recreate looks that are fresh and modern for the woman that is sophisticated and put together, sultry, strong, and manicured yet feminine. The makeup reflects this tone with a strong eye, and subtle lip - a perfect boy-girl aesthetic.
Notice how Tom Pecheux incorporates key elements of the boy-girl trend with strong lines used in the shadow application, bold brows, bare lashes and matte lips. Gorgeous!
1. Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator
2. DayWear Plus Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15
3. Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10
4. Lucidity Translucent Loose Powder
5. Bronze Goddess Soft Duo Matte Bronzer
1. Pure Color Eyeshadows in Amazing Grey, Black Crystals and Polished Platinum
2. Doublewear Mascara
3. Automatic Brow Pencil
1. Nude Velvet Lipstick (limited edition)
2. Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Porcelain (limited edition)
How to Get the Look, Step-by-Step
You can pick up the entire product line Tom Pecheux used by visiting your Estée Lauder counter or esteelauder.com. My review of some of the items used in this look from the Modern Mercury collection can be found here.
I’d love to see your spin on the boy-girl trend. Tweet me a photo (@beautyblkbook)!
Makeup by: Tom Pecheux
Nails by: Jin Soon Choi
Clothing: Derek Lam Fall 2011
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When Mercury – known as the universal trickster – is in retrograde all sorts of unusual and unexpected things happen; travel plans get snarled, appointments, email and technology in general are riddled with glitches.
But this year, just around the time Mercury made it’s appearance, Estee Lauder launched the Modern Mercury collection…there was no tom foolery going on here!
And speaking of Tom, the Modern Mercury collection is another one of Tom Pecheux’ (Creative Director) creations. He is quoted as saying modern architecture, modern buildings and all the reflections you see on glass buildings that show the skyline (because of how the light reflects off the glass, the skyline is never the same color) were his inspiration for the collection.
Here’s what I picked up from this most stunning collection:
Limited Edition Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée $40
A combination of liquid, powder and gel this unique product gives a gorgeous, I am Goddess bow to me luminosity and glow. The texture is stunning as it feels cool to the touch, has an almost springy consistency and glides on the skin without effort.
There is a lovely textured wave pattern (it looks three-dimensional) on the pan itself that appears to go all the way through versus being an overspray…nice to know you can enjoy the visual appeal for some time to come.
You can apply the gelée wet or dry. When applied dry, the effect is that of a soft shimmer. As good as it looks as a highlighter (it really lifts the cheek bone) it looks even better on the eye.
Applied wet you’ll get a much more intense and polished look. On the eyes, I like to apply it wet and use it in the inner corner. I hope you’ll try it this way too!
As for the color, imagine if you crushed gold and pearls together…yup, that’s about the shade you can expect from this illuminating powder. And, I can’t imagine this not working on nearly every skin tone. It is my must-have, don’t wait to read the rest of this post grab it now, pick
Limited Edition Pure Color EyeShadow Duo $30
There are three limited edition shadow duos in the collection and I picked up Modern Mercury. I am so impressed with the texture, pigmentation and overall quality of Estee Lauder shadows…Tom outdid himself!
Modern Mercury (a metallic white-silver and metallic gunmetal that flashes green) has an interesting blend of metallic and reflective hues that illuminate the eyes – it really goes to show that two outstanding shades is all the intensity you need.
Expect this duo to blend easily, wear all day (8 hours tested) with no creasing, and leaves no fall out. I would categorize this, due to the texture, as more on the dramatic side but it’s not so dramatic that you can’t pull this off during the day.
Pure Color EyeShadow Duo $30
Another duo that launched alongside the Modern Mercury collection, I picked up Khakis (a shimmery warm beige and shimmery khaki green – no glitter). It was difficult to decide which shade to choose because as I began swatching the duos I couldn’t get over the butter consistency (same with the duo I mentioned above).
The pure color shadows are not powdery, blend like nobody’s business (with or without a brush!) and wear beautifully with no creasing. I can’t say enough good things about these shadows and am tickled pink that each new collection released has at least one item that impresses.
Limited Edition Pure Color Velvet Lipstick $24
A creamy, long-wearing (but not drying), matte texture, the velvet lipstick I brought home with me (there are three in the collection) was Nude Velvet (beige). With all the shimmer and glow from the powder gelée and metallic eyeshadow, a matte lip adds just the right amount of understated drama. As with most Estee Lauder lipsticks, there is a slight fig aroma but I hardly noticed it after a few minutes.
Limited Edition Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick $24
I’m crazy about this lipstick! The texture is smooth and glossy but with enough opacity to show true color. You can tell from the swatches (at least I hope you can) that what you see in the bullet, is what you get! There were three long lasting lipsticks promoted with Modern Mercury and Fuchsia Fever (a bright fuchsia) is the only limited edition of the trio.
There is an olive-gold-brown nail lacquer (Metallic Sage) that I may need to bring into my life. It’s an unusual shade but one I can see myself sporting this fall.
What say’s you? Anything from the Modern Mercury collection sending you a universal message to visit the Estee Lauder counter?
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