Runway Beauty Breakdown: Derek Lam at Spring 2010 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Pairing purple with teal has always been one of my favorite eyeshadow combos and at the Derek Lam Spring 2010 show at New York Fashion Week, Tom Pecheux for NARS Cosmetics created a beautiful, tribal-inspired look with these colors along with super glossy red lips.


To go long with Derek Lam’s inspiration from a nostalgic fantasy evoked by places such as Coney Island, Asbury Park and Key West, Tom Pecheux created vibrant eyes and bright, cherry-red lips complemented by a doll-like flush of pink and orange.

“I wanted to dot the lips red with my fingers rather than draw a straight line of color. Instead, I chose to do that with the eyes- I love when the multiple colors are drawn straight across and outward for a very tribal effect. I used the new Easy Lover lip gloss on just the outline of the lips to have the girls appear doll-like. It was Coney Island chic,” said Tom Pecheux.

Face
Blend NARS Sheer Glow Foundation with a foundation brush into skin. Set with NARS Loose Powder. Buff skin with NARS Kabuki Artisan Boton Brush for a porcelain doll effect.

Eyes
Using the emerald side of NARS Misfit Duo Eyeshadow and NARS Eye Shader brush, drag the shadow along the lower lash line straight across until just past the outer corner. Dust the violet side of NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow on the eyelids; use the darker side in the crease and fade into the temple joining the emerald green from Misfit. Highlight the inner corners of the eyes with NARS Bains Douche Glitter Pencil (New for Spring 2010), making the connection between the purple and green. After curling lashes with NARS Eyelash Curler, apply three coats of NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara on the top and bottom lashes. Dust the burnt orange side of NARS Mediteranee Duo Eyeshadow along the brow bone.

Cheeks
Apply NARS Nico Blush to give a subtle hint of highlighting. Dust Desire Blush in round, circular movements onto the apples of the cheeks. Finish with NARS Taj Mahal Blush, blending it in with the pink cheeks and up towards the temples.

Lips
Fill in the lips lightly with NARS Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, dotting the lips with your fingers to blend it in. Outline the lips with NARS Easy Lover Lip Gloss (New for Spring 2010) to create a plush-looking, glassy pout



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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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