Runway Beauty: Peter Som S/S 2012 Hair and Makeup

Echoing the bright prints and ’60s vibe in the Peter Som Spring 2012 Collection, Tom Pecheux working for MAC Cosmetics gave models “cool, playful makeup” with a “banana purple eye” while Wella Professionals’ Eugene Soulieman created “bad hair for a bad girl coming from a rich family”.

Peter Som Spring 2012 Makeup

Peter Som Spring 2012 Makeup by MAC

• MAC Pro Sculpt Sculpting Powder Pro Palette — blended over natural looking skin to emphasize contours
• Fleur Power Powder Blush and Peaches Sheertone Blush — blended together and softly dusted over the apples of cheeks with 129 Brush for a flush

• Young Venus In Extra Dimension Eye Shadow (available Spring/Summer 2012) — dusted over the eyelids with 242 Brush for a soft highlight
• Fig. 1 Eye Shadow and MAC Pro Indian Ink Small Eye Shadow Pro Palette — blended together with 219 Brush to define the crease with a hard, rounded contour
• MAC Pro Rich Purple Chromagraphic Pencil — applied through the lower lashline to define
• Coal Black Pro Lash Mascara — applied over upper and lower lashes

• Innocence, Beware! Lipstick (available Spring/Summer 2012) — rubbed into lips for a natural glossy stain

For a ’60s inspired look with a modern twist, the hair features a deep side part with hair swooped to the opposite side of the face and tousled with texture that takes the finish out of the hair but maintains the style. Custom-colored natural hair extensions in warm pastel shades varying from rose gold, peach, apricot, and salmon were also clipped along the hairline. Simply put, “it’s an undone ‘do approached in a classic way,” says Eugene.

Peter Som Spring 2012 Hair

1. Wash and condition hair using Wella Professionals Enrich shampoo, conditioner, and treatment to moisturize dry or damaged hair. This regimen strengthens hair against damage, while leaving hair shiny and smooth without weighing it down.

2. Prime wet hair for style with Velvet Amplifier, which prepares hair to maximize the benefits of styling products.

3. Blow out hair with a large round brush to create volume and movement, then lightly mist dry hair with Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray.

4. Create a deep side part with hair swooping over the side of the face and pin hair underneath to keep it in place.

5. Using a large barrel curling iron, set several curls in place with remaining hair down the center of the head for added lift.

6. Unravel the curls and tousle with your hand after a few sprays of Ocean Spritz to create a light, textured feel.

Photos: Courtesy of MAC and Wella.

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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