Bold eyes, bare skin and matte lips—the season’s new looks are anything but ordinary
By Anne-Marie Guarnieri
|TOM PECHEUX FOR ESTEE LAUDER
Created for the Derek Lam Fall runway
For its New York Fashion Week debut, Estée Lauder tapped the veteran makeup artist to create the look for Lam. Pecheux, whose handiwork has graced multiple Vogue covers and campaigns for luxury brands like Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci, was appointed creative makeup director for Estée Lauder in 2009; for Lam’s show, he created a smoky blue eye and beige lip that translated into his premiere Fall collection for Lauder, called Blue Dahlia.
LISA BUTLER FOR NARS
“Disco-punk” is how the designer described the edgy-eye and matte-lip look that Butler created for his show. Applying multiple layers of color to perfect the rock ’n’ roll vibe, Butler used brown-black shadow and plenty of liner, while keeping the skin essentially bare with just a hint of honey-pink on the cheeks. But what really made this face modern was the matte lip: not too dry, not too creamy—just a perfectly neutral, shine-free pout.
LUCIA PIERONI FOR MAC
Pieroni created a “boyish but not masculine” look to complement Wu’s collection, elements of which were inspired by the film The Piano and colors found on furniture in Wu’s studio. Eyes were a silvery gray that reflected the light in a way that looked more ethereal than straight-ahead metallic. She kept the skin cool with a slight glow, applying concealer only where needed and highlighter on cheekbones. Lips were soft and nude—an effect achieved by using just a tiny bit of balm, patted in to give a matte finish.
TO GET THIS LOOK
Photographs by david lewis taylor (mac still); michelle bateman (gloss smear); morgan eastlack (nars shadow)