Runway Beauty: Metallic Eyes and Wine Lips at Derek Lam Fall 2013

Playing off the inspirational mood board and the textures and colors of the fabrics in the Derek Lam A/W 2013 Collection, Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux and famed manicurist Jin Soon Choi created “a sophisticated, minimal urban hippie”.

Metallic Eyes and Wine Lips at Derek Lam Fall 2013

“The focus is on the eyes and the lips. I placed a highlight of metallic shimmer in the center of the eyelid, to make it appear very flat, like a two-dimensional painting on a canvas. The saturated stain on the lips is very strong and intense – a mix of brown, maroon and burgundy. The skin is very fresh and iridescent, a satin-matte texture,” said Tom.

Makeup: Tom Pecheux for Estée Lauder
Nails: Jin Soon Choi for Estée Lauder

* Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion
* Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator
* DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 15
* Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup

* Pure Color Instant Intense EyeShadow Trio in Smoked Chrome – launching August 2013 (Left and Center Shades)
* Pure Color Instant Intense EyeShadow Trio in Steel Lilacs – launching August 2013
(Center Shade)
* Pure Color Instant Intense EyeShadow Trio in Sterling Plums – launching August 2013
(Center Shade)

* Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick in Burnished Bronze – launching August 2013
* Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer in Electric Wine – launching August 2013
* Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paint in Sinister (Eye products used to create the look on the lips were part of the creative collaboration between professional makeup artist Tom Pecheux and Derek Lam. Estée Lauder does not recommend using products intended for the eyes on the lips.)

* Pure Color Nail Lacquer in So Vain – launching March 2013
* Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Nudité – launching March 2013

Derek Lam Fall 2013 runway makeup and nails

Images: Courtesy of Estee 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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