Runway Makeup: Glistening Beauty at Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2013

For the sixth consecutive season, Estée Lauder sponsored the beauty look at the Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2013 runway show. Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux led a team of 15 makeup artists to create the stunning look on 30 models while famed manicurist Jin Soon Choi and her team polished their nails.

Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2013 Runway Beauty

“The look is very feminine, very elegant and very discreet. Glistening aqua shades, see-through subtle color and shimmer that reveal little by little. Derek is not a show off. If you take time to discover his clothes close-up – you are wowed,” said Pecheux.

Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2013 Makeup Face Chart by Estee Lauder

Re-Nutriv Intensive Age Renewal Creme (launching October 2012)
Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion (launching January 2013)

Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup
Pure Color Blush in Brazen Bronze – on cheeks          

* Pure Color EyeShadow in Wild Truffle – on brows
* Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Cosmic (launching January 2013)
* Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Extreme Emerald (launching January 2013)
* Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Halo (launching January 2013)
* Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Steel (launching January 2013)
* Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée Blush in Tease (launching January 2013)

* Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Halo (launching January 2013)
* Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Pink Zinc (launching January 2013)

* Pure Color Nail Lacquer in So Vain (launching January 2013)         

Liu Wen at Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2013 backstage

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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