Runway Makeup: Smoky Cat Eye at Derek Lam Fall 2012

For the fifth consecutive season, Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux worked with famed manicurist Jin Soon Choi for the beauty look at Derek Lam A/W 2012. And this time, it is about invisible matte skin with subtly defined cheeks, pink-beige tinted lips and a sexy cat eye in a smoky-burgundy shade.

Derek Lam Fall 2012 runway beauty

“The French have a saying for this look, ‘Un peu décalé,’ inspired by a woman who has a unique way about her. Unexpected. Intriguing. Different from all the rest. She is youthful and innocent, yet far from immature.” – Tom Pecheux, Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director.

Derek Lam Fall 2012 runway beauty
Derek Lam Fall 2012 makeup facechart by Estee Lauder

* Invisible Fluid Makeup (launching March 2012)
* Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer SPF 10
* Lucidity Translucent Loose Powder

* Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
* DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15

* Pure Color EyeShadow Palette in Black #5 and Burgundy Bronze #3 (launching August 2012)
* Pure Color EyeShadow in Sugar Cube
* Sumptuous Two Tone Eye-Opening Mascara in Bold Black/ Rich Brown (launching April 2012, pre-sale available NOW on Esté

* Pure Color Blush in Brazen Bronze (launching March 2012)
* Pure Color Blush in Alluring Rose – to contour (launching March 2012)

* Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Crystal Pink
* Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Vanilla Truffle (available in select International markets)

* Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Nude Attitude (available in select International markets)

Makeup: Tom Pecheux for Estée Lauder
Nails: Jin Soon Choi for Estée Lauder
Photos: Courtesy of 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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