New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 Backstage Beauty Breakdown: Derek Lam

Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux teamed up with manicurist Jin Soon Choi to give models bright orange-shaded eyes, nude lips, peachy-bronzed cheeks and neutral nails at the Derek Lam Spring 2011 show.

Orange eyeliner at Derek Lam Spring 2011

“Working with Derek Lam is a true creative collaboration, he loves to bend the rules the way I do. So I created the focus on the eyes with products that are actually made for the lips. Vivid color on the eyes that is sharp and graphic with gorgeous skin, sun-kissed cheeks, a bit of mascara and a lovely eyebrow all bring the fantasy of the Derek Lam women.” said Tom.

* Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher
* DayWear Plus Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15
* Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10
* Lucidity Translucent Loose Powder

* Pure Color EyeShadow in Sugar Cube or Sandbar Beige
* Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara in Black
* Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Pencil in Coral and two new Pure Color Lipsticks on the eyes
* Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in Coffee on eyebrows

* Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer
* Signature Powder Blush in Sweet Nectar
* Double Wear Stay-in-Place Pressed Powder

* Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick (new shades launching March 2011)

* Nail Lacquer in Extravagant Pearl

Image credit: Estée Lauder.

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,, 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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