Tom Pecheux



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.

: 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?

: 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.

Estee Lauder Cosmetics Debut at Paris Autumn/Winter Fashion Week 2012


Estée Lauder does Paris Fashion Week for the very first time, creating the amazing backstage beauty looks at Anthony Vaccarello Autumn/winter 2012.

 Estée Lauder embarked upon Paris Fashion Week for the first time ever this week, as sponsors of the beauty look makeup and nails at the Anthony Vaccarello show.

The look was all very Midnight in Paris as Tom Pecheux, Estée Lauder’s Creative Makeup Director, said that he was inspired to create a ‘Paris by night look’ with sultry, sexy eye makeup. The result is a glossy, burgundy-black eye with lashings of black mascara teamed with nude lips, contoured cheeks and green-black nails.

“The collection is magical – very sexy, very luxurious, very fresh, very young. The focus is on the eyes. For me, the eyes represent the Parisian woman, it’s her signature. Anthony is a young designer, and it is important to keep the makeup young and fresh.The inspiration is Parisian women late at night,”

Pecheux is so well versed in the way of nude lips and sultry eyes, he has even designed a limited-edition color collection for Lauder in homage to the “naughty-chic” aesthetic, as he likes to call it.

Tom Pecheux created the look by …..

Prepping skin with a blend of its Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher and

DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15,

applied a veil of Estée Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10  

a “little bit of contour,” courtesy of its Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer.

Lips were painted nude with its Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Vanilla Truffle, which Pecheux matted down with translucent powder.

Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Pencil in Wine that he topped with a dollop of its Pure Color Gloss in Opulent Opal to add a multi-dimensional glimmer that referenced the iridescent fabrics in the middle of Vaccarello’s collection.

But what made these girls beautiful Parisian women was a focus on the eyes, and the eyebrows.

he filled in and brushed up the brows using Lauder’s Artist’s Brow Pencil Double Groomer.

Lids were layered with a combination of its Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in Onyx, which Pecheux drew around the outer corner of the eyes

and in strokes underneath the lower lash line, only to smudge them later with his finger, and a mix of shimmering black and berry shadows. ”

I’m using a burgundy pencil just inside the eye,”

Tom Pecheux finished the look with glitter-flecked salve across her eyes.


Pat McGrath



McGrath was raised in Northampton, England by her mother Jean McGrath, a Jamaican immigrant.McGrath credits her mother for her love of fashion and make-up, saying that Jean would comment on clothes as they watched classic movies together.McGrath has no formal training in fashion or make-up, having completed only an art foundation course at a Northampton college. Of her career, she has said, “I really love being a makeup artist. It never gets mundane or predictable and every shoot and show is different.”

McGrath’s career breakthrough came while working with Edward Enninful (then fashion editor of i-D magazine) in the early 1990s, when her innovative use of color “brilliantly solved the world’s ennui with grunge” and helped launch i-D to a position of international importance. In the mid-1990s, she worked both with minimalist Jil Sander and with surrealist John Galliano, where she became known for her “latex petals stuck to faces, vinyl lips, bodies drenched in powder paint, [and] stylized Kabuki physiognomies.”

Since then, McGrath has worked with photographers including Steven Meisel (who now rarely shoots without her),Paolo Roversi,Helmut Newton,and Peter Lindbergh. In addition to appearing in i-D, photos of her work have been published in fashion magazines including American, English, and French Vogue, W, and Harper’s Bazaar.She attends four fashion show seasons (counting couture) each yearand has worked with designers

including Prada, Miu Miu, Comme des Garçons, and Dolce and Gabbana.Additionally, she designed Armani’s cosmetics line in 1999 and in 2004 was named global creative-design director for Procter and Gamble, where she is in charge of Max Factor and Cover Girl cosmetics, among other brands. During McGrath’s constant travels to work locations, she takes between thirty and fifty bags of materials, tools, and reference materials.

As a makeup artist, McGrath is known for her wide range; according to Edward Enninful, her work spans from “the highest couture to club kids”.She is also known for her inventive use of materials: her most creative make-up is handmade, and she works mainly with her fingers instead of with brushes.

In an interview with UK during London Fashion Week (Sept. 2008) McGrath explained her creative process, saying: “I’m influenced a lot by the fabrics that I see, the colours that are in the collections, and the girls’ faces. It’s always a challenge but that’s the key – to make it different every time


Peter Philips


Peter Philips is a Belgian makeup artist. He is currently the global creative director for Chanel Makeup, a position described by Vogue magazine as the “most coveted job in cosmetics” 

A softly-spoken Belgian with dark blonde hair and a calm demeanour.Replacing Dominique Moncourtois and Heidi Morawetz,Long time Co-Directors of Chanel’s Beauty division. ( Moncourtois had been the last employee to have been hand picked by the late Mlle Chanel herself ) Philips has inherited a legacy of luxerious packaging and technical innovation. 

 Philips’ love of fashion and photography began when he was young.He studied graphic design, then moved to Antwerp’s Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts, A graduate of the prestigious Antwerp Academy where a generation of Belgian fashion talent, including Martin Margiela and Ann Demeulemeester, studied, Philips abandoned fashion design to take up a career in make-up after working as a “dresser” backstage at the prêt-à-porter shows in Paris. “I saw the make-up teams and realised you could make a living out of doing that. For me, make-up had always been associated with beauty parlours. I always did my friends’ make-up in the 1980s; they’d ask, ‘Can you do my eyes?’ and I was good at it. So when I realised that in fashion you could also do make-up, I was intrigued.”

Philips began to work on shoots and at shows, although he notes he was “very selective” with whom he collaborated.

For two years before assuming the post of global creative director at Chanel Makeup in 2008, Philips trained with Dominique Moncourtois and Heidi Morawetz, who jointly headed Chanel Makeup for more than 30 years.

 He became known for his use of unusual materials; at times, he incorporated feathers, pearls, and fabrics into his looks.

After a decade at the top of the industry, he had gained a reputation as one of fashion’s best avant-garde talents – albeit one associated with menswear shoots (he’s close friends with men’s fashion star Raf Simons) and the edgier style mags. Forget cover girls with pretty-pretty pink cheeks and smoky eyeshadow.

Working from an airy Paris and the company’s laboratory, Philips now collaborates with Karl Lagerfeld on Chanel’s catwalk shows and advertising imagery.

Source… wikipedia.

Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 Make-up.


Jill Sander

Jill Sander, the show that had everyone’s head turning,with an exciting beauty buzz. The models make-up did not scream look at me, it was not attention grabbing,there was no statement bold lips or bright eyes, in fact  nothing unusual about the make-up in any way, which would steal the spotlight, yet it did just that ! The make-up was so delicately pretty and feminine it literally took your breath away !

With Fresh blooms adorning the aisles, the flowery feminine theme continued throughout the show.

Peter Philip’s Make-up Artist for Chanel created the make-up with A matt, rose-petal lip, courtesy of Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in L’Elegante, It was defined with Chanel Lip Pencil in #32 Pivoine.


Chanel and Make-up artist Peter Phillips created The Fendi look, models stepping out with natural faces, nude lips and an interesting choice of colour for the eyes, a bloc of white colour which winged up and out of the eyes to create a feathered angelic wing,completed with a thin line of chanels stylo yeux waterproof eyeliner, along the top lashes.


Inspired by the red-headed muses of 19th Century oil painter Rossetti. The look at Gucci was Dark romance. Romantic Goths had a bleach treatment on their brows teamed with deep berry red lips courtesy of Pat McGrath. Pat used Cover Girl Queen Collection lip colour in Fine Wine to create the deep, dark red shade and then dabbed in the centre from the same collection. A signature winter lip for Gucci.

Roberto Cavalli.

My favourite look of Milan Fashion week. Roberto Cavalli added an interesting take on the smokey eye by using shimmery emerald-green as the main colour blended on the lid, with shimmery purple shader on the inner corners blending out into the green, absolutely stunning, worn with a natural face and nude lips. As seen on non other than Naomi Campbell who made an Entrance by closing the Roberto Cavalli show.

Gabriele Colangelo

I love the bright violet mascara worn with bold statement red lips, adding a bright colour to the eyes without being to empowering  for the red lips, coloured mascara is the way forward. Most red lips seen on the catwalk have been worn with natural subtle eye make-up and or the classic vintage style of natural eyes and black eyeliner with flicks. Gabriele Colangelo took the look and added their own twist.


Key trends emerging from London Fashion week Autumn/Winter 2012.


London fashion week Autumn/winter 2012 was seeing red, the trend that was first spotted on the runways of New York Autumn/Winter Fashion week 2012  and continued through to London Fashion week with models stepping out on to the catwalk with bold statement red lips, teamed with nude, flawless make-up.and fine black eyeliner on the eyes.New York Fashion week had more variety in the shades of reds used from the Gothic deep dark hues, only seen In London at Fyodor Golan,and Basso + Brooke ,to raspberry and Bright pinks.seen in London at Clemet  Ribeiro. London Fashion week was very Hollywood glam, with bold pillar box red.seen with Corrie Nielson,Emilia Wickstead,PPQ,House of Holland,Alice Palmer and Nicole Farhi,

The natural, bare minimum face  is a favourite at Fashion Weeks Autumn/Winter 2012, seen at London Fashion week on the runways of…Paul Harding, Jasper Conran,Temperley,eudon choi,stella Mcartney,Margeret Howell,Richard Nicoll, Twenty8twelve,Marios Schwab,JW Anderson,Thomas Tait,Mathew Williamson,Acne,Cristopher kane Mark fast.Palmer Harding,and Felder felder.

I noticed at London Fashion week Autumn/Winter 2012, the natural Bare Minimum face seemed to fall into categories of its own. There was the nude and Matt face and Lips, seen on the models of  Christopher Kane and Mark fast. Then there was the soft delicately pretty in pink natural looks, where the cheeks were softly blushed in pale pinks, and the lips were pink n glossy, some had the natural flushed just bitten lips, and some had pale pink or brown eyeshadow worn with a dewy face.and there was also the natural wind-swept weathered faces and the freckled sunny faces, of Thomas Tait, Osman, and Zoe Jordoan.Burberry,Issa London,

London fashion week emerging trend….

I spotted the use of glitter quite a bit at London fashion week, I love a bit of sparkle for the party season in Winter….Louise Amstrup models wore red/bronze glitter eyeliner on the upper lid over the top of black eyeliner with subtle flicks.Jena Theo show was a winter wonderland full of silver sparkle fairy dust lightly sprinkled onto models face’s and eye make-up.Bold red glittery lips, seen at Bernard Chandron and Gold glittery lips by Maybelline seen at Kinder Aqqugini, and at Fashion East bright emerald-green and Lilac Pink sparkly eyes were seen.


Bora Aksu had a very striking look for their models with a sombre yet interestingly bright silver/blue grey lips. That really made you notice the models, the Dove blue/grey colour was also seen on the models of Antipodium,and prophetik, something subtly dramatic and quite romantic about this colour to me.



It seems to be the Key trends from London Fashion week to watch out for in Autumn/Winter 2012 is all about the Statement face, whether it be bold, bright or sparkly lips, even lips in colours un imaginable before like grey or blue, and worn in new excited ways like the gold lips that faded out to a rich vibrant red at Jean Pierre Braganza. to the statement eyes, from bright eyeshadow at John Rocha Fyoder Golan and Craig Lawerence who placed bright blue eyeshadow under the eyes as an eyeliner.then theres the natural nude faces making a statement just as loud as the in your face lips, or the bright eyes, this statement says I am not afraid to be who I am, I don’t need make-up to hide behind, this is me ! if only I looked like a Mathew Williamson Model, then id be happy.


Other trends spotted..

The classic smokey eye make-up was given a modern twist, and updated for 2012 at London Fashion week seen….Willow,,Paul Smith,Antoni Beradi,Antoni+Alison,Caroline Charles,Todd Lynn

Eyeliner featured again as a staple for Autumn/Winter fashion…Daks,J Js Lee,Aquascutum,Christopher Raeburn,Mulberry,Topshop unique,

Spijkers en spijikers and Dans La Vie rocking the 80’s make-up.

Weird make-up

Feeling blue? The make-up at meadham Kirchohoff was errm very blue to say the least, not a look I thing many people can carry off well !

Face.Lace by Phyllis Cohen Debuted at Corrie Nielsen London Fashion Week Autumn/winter 2012.


Face Lace is a range of 15 intricate ready-to-wear make-up designs which won’t fade or smudge. The hypoallergenic adhesive backing makes them easy to apply in less than a minute.

Face Lace is make-up wizard Phyllis Cohen’s magic answer to so many people’s plea: “I wish I could do make-up like you.” Now anyone can create artistic make-up effects like a pro.

Phyllis began her career as an illustrator and gained an MA in Fine Art. The unique designs she has created to adorn the face reflect her distinctive visual vocabulary. Her motifs are inspired by such diverse sources as Op Art, French lace, mehndi, ironwork and calligraphic flourishes.

The range of “Laces” includes ornate masks that simply adhere to the skin, “Eye Laces” that flatter the eye with graceful lines and a variety of elaborate embellishments. The “Mehndoodles” can be placed wherever you choose, and the “Playsheets” of small patterns allow you easily to invent your own Face Lace designs.

Face•Lace Press ReleasePhyllis has worked as a make-up artist with everyone from David Bowie to Daphne Guinness, and on hundreds of editorials for magazines ranging from Vogue to Dazed and Confused.

Phyllis has experimented for over 20 years to produce extravagant make-up effects as effortlessly as possible. Face Lace is the ultimate achievement of this quest.

Face Lace can be seen for the first time in Corrie Nielsen show at LFW (London Fashion Week) on 17 February, 2012, for which Phyllis has created bespoke designs for the designers collection.

I took a look at for myself and was fascinated by the intricate and elaborate face.lace designs, available from march the 31st, prices from £13.95 up. I am a huge fan of face lace for make-up work, take a look at my lady gaga face lace creation, if only I had the simplicity of face.lace it would have been so much more imaginative.


source….Press realise