YSL Beauté Global Beauty Director Tom Pecheux gives us the scoop on the spring/summer make-up look, the inspiration behind it, and the products he can't live without.
How would you describe the make-up look for the Spring/Summer 18 YSL show? Can you talk us through how to achieve it?
The makeup look for the Spring/Summer '18 YSL show is all about enhancing natural beauty. It is about true beauty, ‘me but better’. It is about youth, healthy skin and little makeup.
To achieve that, I start by massaging the skin and continue with Encre de Peau All Hours Primer, a new product which gives a very nice glow and finish. Encre de Peau All Hours Concealer then helps erase every little imperfection by covering up without feeling heavy.
For the lips, I have a new tip. In order to complement each girls’ lip colour, I am mixing a drop of Tatouage Couture No 7 with Top Secrets Lip Perfector.
Nothing on the eyes. I’m just curling the lashes and brushing the eyebrows. However – second little tip – I will add a touch of concealer on the eyelid to brighten the eyes.
This is your second season creating the makeup for Saint Laurent as YSL Beauté Global Beauty Director. What – if anything – gives it a sense of continuity from one season to the next?
The continuity comes from the relationship with Anthony - what he likes about makeup, I do too.
Through the years, I’ve developed a specificity about my makeup. I never overdose the skin with foundation. That will be the case for this show as it was back in February.
All girls will be very natural except for one, Anja Rubik who will close the show by wearing a powerful matte red lipstick. I found that a brilliant statement.
“Enhancing natural beauty for a ‘me but better’ look”Tom Pecheux, Global Beauty Director for YSL Beauté