Estee Lauder Backstage New York Fashion Week


Prestige cosmetics brand Estée Lauder have been leaders in the industry for decades but it seems that the brand is stronger than ever with Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheaux and gorgeous brand ambassadors Constance Jablonski, Joan Smalls and Liu Wen. Estee Lauder left their mark at 2011 's New York Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2012 where they directed the makeup for two shows: Derek Lam and The Row.

Estée Lauder Spring/Summer 2012
On Sunday September 11th, Estée Lauder proudly sponsored the makeup & nails at the Derek Lam S/S 2012 runway show in New York. Translucent skin with sun-drenched contours, a glaze of a ginger-hued gloss and neutral nails ruled the catwalk at Lincoln Center. Tom Pecheux led a team of makeup artists to create the complimenting look on over 30 models while celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi and her team polished their nails with Estee Lauder nail care.

"Derek’s Spring 2012 collection was inspired by the clean minimalism and open desert landscape of the Kaufmann house by Richard Neutra in Palm Springs. The makeup compliments the fashion with a very dreamy, warm look of fresh skin, shimmering eyes with muted yellow shadow highlighted by coppers and greens, lightly bronzed contoured cheeks and a sheer golden lip." – Tom Pecheux, Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director

Beautifully tailored and polished pieces reigned the runway with the majority of pieces being dresses, skirts and jackets all suitable to wear as daywear, evening wear or corporate. Lam referred to his signature seventies inspiration when the creating the collection which is evident in the art deco prints and men's style clothing, however the styles were all customised to look feminine and hug the body to perfection.

Joan Small
Liu Wen

Limited Edition Pure Color EyeShadow Palette – Yellow shade #5 (available January 2012)
Limited Edition Pure Color Cyber Eyes Collection (available February 2012)
Pure Color Gelée Powder EyeShadow in Cyber Copper (available February 2012)
Pure Color Gelée Powder EyeShadow in Cyber Green (available February 2012)
Pure Color Intense Kajal EyeLiner in Blackened Olive (available February 2012)
Sumptuous Extreme Mascara in Extreme Copper (available February 2012)

Lips: Limited Edition Pure Color Gloss in Citron Kiss (available January 2012)

Cheeks: Pure Color Blush (available April 2012)
Limited Edition Gelée Bronzer (Available 2012)

New foundation tested backstage (available May 2012)
Double Wear Concealer Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer SPF 10
Lucidity Translucent Loose Powder

Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator
DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15

Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Nude Attitude (available 2012)


The Row Spring/Summer 2012 
Estée Lauder were excited to team up with The Row for the first time this year to sponsor the makeup and nails for their showcase on Friday 9th September 2011 which took place at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in NYC.

Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux led a team of makeup artists to create the fresh and beautiful look on 15 models while celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippman and her team polished models nails using Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer.

“The beauty look for The Row presentation is softly sophisticated. The models look fresh, natural and beautiful – what any woman would want to look like when she wakes up in the morning.” – Tom Pecheux, Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director.

The Row's S/S 2012 collection revolved around designs in ivory, cream and white tones. Polished and refined are two words which come to mind when describing the carefully construed designs. Most pieces were flowy and relaxed and perfect for beach or poolside glamour. Models looked polished with their hair loosely pinned back and flats worn to give that relaxed feel.

Dual-ended Mascara in black/brown (available June 2012)
Eyeliner brush used to line in between lashes
Blonde models: Top and bottom lashes coated in brown mascara with brown liner
Brunette models: Top lashes coated in black mascara with brown mascara bottom lashes and brown liner

Eyebrows: Sumptuous Extreme Bold Volume Mascara in Black and Brown

Lips: Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Beige

Limited Edition Gelée Bronzer (available 2012)

Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator
DayWear Plus Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15
New foundation tested backstage (available March 2012)
Lucidity Loose Powder

Nails: Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Nude Attitude (available 2012)

Do you like the looks or think they could have been more daring?