If you’re anything like me, you have a big collection of very pretty eye liners and eye shadows at home that you can’t really wear everyday. That bright purple? The navy with silver shimmer? Can you really incorporate them into your every day life? Or, at least the part of your life where you do things like go out for dinner to CPK with your husband, maybe not the part where you are raking the leaves in your yard? Though, the navy idea would be really great for the season football tickets I now have for games in a very big, big college stadium that shall remain nameless.
Anyways, my whole point is that sometimes it can be hard to see ways to work these fun colors into our normal lives. Once you hit about 26, it seems like the approach to makeup changes. There’s less color and sparkle. Why? Who wants to look like a teenie bopper or Vegas Showgirl when really you’re a lawyer or stay at home mom? You want to be taken seriously. So, the makeup is less exciting and we forget how to incorporate color into our everyday lives. Unless it is taupe.
Well, Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux is coming to our rescue with this look he created for the Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2011 runway. Yes, the color is rather bright, but think of how easily this can be adapted with any color! I’m picturing a navy, plum or even a dark gray-green. You could do this with almost any color, the point is that Tom is showing how to balance the rest of the face around the color. (Apparently the answer is a little color on the rest of the lid, perfect skin and light nude lips. I don’t know about you but these pictures make me want to run to my nearest Estée counter and buy every face product Tom used. I also must have that lipstick when it comes out this spring!)
*To achieve the orange-shaded look on eyes, Tom used two Pure Color Lipsticks launching in March 2011 and Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in Coral
Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in Coffee
Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick tested backstage- launching March 2011
Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer
Signature Powder Blush in Sweet Nectar
Double Wear Stay-in-Place Pressed Powder
Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher
DayWear Plus Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15
Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup
Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Extravagant Pearl – launching October 2010 (limited edition)