Derek Lam Fall 2011 Backstage Beauty

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Derek LamOrlando PitaLeft: Hair look; Right: Orlando Pita working on a model.

Tom Pecheux and Jin Soon Choi for Estée Lauder, and Orlando Pita for T3 were all back to work their magic for this season’s Derek Lam show. EstéeLauder global spokesmodels Constance Jablonski, Liu Wen, and Joan Smalls were also all featured in the Fall 2011 Derek Lam show.

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For his collection this year, Lam was inspired by a “definitive dresser,” so it was fitting that a uniformed modern schoolgirl inspired the beauty look, according to Orlando Pita. Pita completely straightened the models hair and then pulled back the mid section and ironed it flat. A straight comb and hairspray were used to add finishing touches to the look.

altaltLeft: Tom Pecheux working on a model; Right: A model getting her nails done.

As for makeup, Pecheux followed up his trend-inspiring orange tinged eyes from last season’s Lam show with an equally impactful look. He used two new Estée Lauder Eye Shadows that were being tested backstage and are set to be launched for Fall 2011: a silver with a metallic finish and a black with a shimmer finish. The shades were then highlighted with the new Estée Lauder Illuminating Powder, which was being tested backstage and is set to launch for Fall 2011.


Left: Face chart; Right: Derek Lam pre-show.

Automatic Brow Pencil was used on the eyes and the new Nude Matte Lipstick , which was being tested backstage and is set to launch for Fall 2011, was used on the models’ lips. One of the best products I’ve ever used on my own skin, Bronze Goddess Soft Duo Bronzer, was used for the below-the-cheek area, and Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 and Lucidity Translucent Loose Powder were both used on the models’ faces. Skin was covered with the new Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator, which will be launching this summer as well as with the brand’s DayWear Plus Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15. A new Fall 2011 shade, Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Porcelain, was used on the models nails.

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