New York Fashion Week Beauty: Estée Lauder for Derek Lam

For the sixth consecutive season, Estée Lauder sponsored the beauty look (makeup & nails) at the Derek Lam Spring 2013 runway show yesterday at St. John’s Center in New York City.

Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux led a team of 15 makeup artists to create the stunning look on 30 models (including Joan Smalls and Liu Wen, both faces for the EL brand) – while famed manicurist Jin Soon Choi and her team polished their nails with NEW Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in So Vain (launching March 2013).

“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, who used Estée Lauder makeup to complement Derek Lam's beautiful collection of approachable silhouettes, complex textures and irreverent color mixes.

Photos: Courtesy of Estée Lauder

Liu Wen

Tom Pecheux working on Liu Wen

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls and Liu Wen