MAC Violetta at Derek Lam NYFW – see it here!

MAC Violetta at Derek Lam NYFW – see it here!

Tom Pecheux's MAC look for Derek Lam at NYFW 2015

Tom Pecheux’s MAC look for Derek Lam at NYFW 2015, courtesy WWD

Tom Pecheux's MAC look for Derek Lam at NYFW 2015, courtesy WWD

Tom Pecheux’s MAC look for Derek Lam at NYFW 2015, courtesy WWD

Tom Pecheux's MAC look for Derek Lam at NYFW 2015, courtesy WWD

Tom Pecheux’s MAC look for Derek Lam at NYFW 2015, courtesy NWT Magazine/Firstview

MAC lipstick on eyes? Yes! Tom Pecheux continued the trend of using makeup the way you want to use it, not necessarily the way it is supposed to be used: any color or product is fair game if the desired effect is achieved. Derek Lam’s Spring Ready to Wear 2015 New York Fashion Week show displayed a MAC creation of moody purples, violets and nudes. Just lovely! Very Dick Page, 1990’s, don’t you think? The masterful Lisa Eldridge often shows her artful use of color in this way, too — I thought that this might be one of her looks when I first saw it.

Here’s how Tom Pecheux achieved the look, working with MAC Cosmetics: After prepping the skin with a facial oil and dabbing concealer wherever it was needed, the matte Prep and Prime Invisible Powder was applied to the center of the face. Tom applied a nude/pale orange MAC lipstick as blush (color not listed, sorry! It looks like Mocha, maybe, or Flamingo… Razzledazzler?). He highlighted the cheeks, brow bone and inner eye with MAC Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish. For the eyes, he used MAC Fluidline in Deep Deep Brown along the upper lashes and what looks like Chromaline in white on the lower waterline, then MAC Haute and Naughty Black Lash Mascara on curled lashes, applying a purple mascara to the tips. MAC Violetta Amplified Creme Lipstick was applied over the entire eye, up to almost the brow line . The lipstick color is unknown to me, but is a MAC nude/peach/pinky lipstick — it may be a different shade on different models but I’d guess the same shades I listed for the possible blush color. I’m going crazy trying to place which lipstick this is, so any thoughts appreciated! Violetta is an amplified creme with some stain-like properties, which made it a good choice for greater staying-power on the eyes.

Hair was slick and smooth — the pantyhose/doo-rag is not runway wear — and nails were a lovely nude pink, short and shiny.