Tom Pecheux is known in the fashion inudtry as a runway makeup guru, one of the most sought after make-up artists in the industry and creative director for Estee Lauder cosmetics,the avant garde makeup artist is also behind shiseido.
He’s been key make-up artist on every major show from Prada to Alberta Ferretti, to Karl Lagerfeld. Tom Pecheux’s work extends to print, and is consistently appearing in major advertising campaigns for brands including Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, and Missoni, as well as on the covers of major publications like Vogue Paris and Allure. his career has seen him work with stalwart photographers like Mario Testino
Tom Pecheux is famous for creating supernatural and flawless looks.
Tom Pecheux has learnt the tricks of the trade and the skills of a Make-up artist with hands on training and experience whilst working with-in the industry.hard to beleive that Tom Pecheux in typical french style was a pastry maker.
Here is a small interview with Tom Pecheux from Sleek Magazine: –
TOM PECHEUX, lives and works in Paris. The year 1992 marked the beginning of a beautiful friendship with Mario Testino and Carine Roitfeld who encouraged him to pursue a career as a make-up artist. His work on numerous fashion shows for Prada, Alberta Ferretti, Marni, Karl Lagerfeld and many more brought him the title of »runway make-up guru«. He’s also worked as colour creator for cosmetic companies like Shiseido, as well as being the favourite make-up artist of celebrities such as Madonna, Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Aniston.
SLEEK: The term is Make-up Artist. Have you ever wished you could nail one of your masterpieces to the wall? What remains of your work after the job is done?
TOM PECHEUX: I think the biggest advantage the make-up artist has over the artists is that you get to work in a team. The most important person in that team is, of course, the model. You build up quite an intimate relationship with models, sometimes a friendship, over your time working together. This is all more or less a psychological process and that’s why, even when the make up is removed at the end of the day, there’s a lot that remains – memories in particular.
SLEEK: Is your after always better than before‹?
TP: Fortunately, no one has ever said to me Oh no, take it off – I looked better before! The best compliment is when someone says »now I look good and not the make-up looks good. What’s important is how you capture a person’s personality and reflect this in the make-up. The nude look, which I prefer, particularly highlights a personality and doesn’t alter it.
SLEEK: From the past, present and future, who are the top 5 faces on your best made-up wish list? And the top 5 faces in most need of your artistic talents?
TP: Two of my favourite faces that I’ve worked on belong to Madonna and Kate Moss. Madonna is unique. She has been in the business for decades and has managed to constantly change her.