Autumn/Winter 2013 Beauty Edit - Derek Lam

The Wine Lip

I'm not one to experiment with make-up or write about beauty products, however I want to share one of my favourite looks for Autumn/Winter 2013.

Tom Pecheux, creative director of Estee Lauder, created a sexy yet understated look for Derek Lam's A/W 2013 show in New York earlier this year. The face is natural and fresh, eyelashes and brows kept untouched however the main focus is the lip. A deep wine hue (Estee Lauder Pure Colour Lip Lacquer in Electric Wine to be precise) is applied then dabbed and blended with a finger. Dark, velvety red, purple and brown hues are popular at this time of year and can really spruce up your winter look.

For the eyes, Pecheux created a ray of light effect in the centre of each eye lid using shades of sterling plum, steel lilac, and smoked chrome eyeshadow (depending on skin complexion). I used Estee lauder's Pure Colour Gelee EyeShadow in Cyber Silver to copy this look and once again used my finger to apply and to prevent flaking or harsh lines.

This look is a great way to wear the wine lip trend without looking over-the-top as the rest of the make-up is subtle and effortless!

Would you wear a wine lip? What's your favourite beauty look of the season?


  1. I'm obsessed with this lip color as well!

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