MAC for Peter Som @ NYFW F/W 2011

Peter Som @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011
Peter Som @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Peter Som @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

“She’s a young woman going for a grown up look with a twist. Eyes are innocent, cheeks are glowing, and the lip is red but surprisingly bizarre.” — Diane Kendal

Makeup How-to

  • Eyes: Studio Finish Concealer used to even out skintone.
  • Lips: Runaway Red lipstick (Fall 2011) applied over entire lip and defined with Cherry Lip Pencil. Silver Metal, Rose Gold Metal, and Melon pigments applied over the entire lip.
  • Face: Studio Finish Concealer used as needed. Pink Swoon and Peachykeen blushes blended together high over the apples of cheeks. Silver Metal, Rose Gold Metal,  and Melon blended with Silver Dusk to highlight on temples.

Wella for Peter Som @ NYFW F/W 2011

Peter Som @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011
Peter Som @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Peter Som @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Fall 2011 is all about real clothes for real women – it’s about luxurious ease but with a sense of fun. It’s about everyday luxury. The makeup and hair reflect a youthful style that kept the models from looking too mature and “done,” but it’s still feminine with a twist.

The hair look is inspired by a late-’50s, early-’60s quirky housewife, but with an added rawness to it. It’s a deconstructed half-up bouffant ‘that looks a just a little bit off. The intentionally disheveled hairstyle modernizes the classic updo with a surprising twist to make hair edgier, sexier and quite simply, “cool-looking.” The updo is a bit unexpected and looks like it’s coming undone as it’s very windswept, textured and autumnal. It has that ’90s take on the ’50s — it’s slightly minimal, but now it’s a bit more raw.

Wella Professionals Color Ambassador, Aura of NYC’s Serge Normant Salon, collaborated with Peter Som to choose a haircolor palette ranging from platinum blondes to brunettes. Aura and a team of elite Wella Professionals Top Artists from across North America custom-colored ombré extensions for each model for added length and fullness. Each extension started two shades lighter than the model’s natural haircolor and the team formulated color to match the roots and create a shadow for an ombré effect. It gives the hairstyle more texture and depth because the minute you have a root it makes hair look thicker and a bit denser.

Hair How-to

  • Start with natural, textured hair spraying Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz on the roots.
  • Blow-dry hair upside down using fingers to create volume and texture.
  • Tease the top crown area by back-combing to add texture.
  • Make a side or central part and pull hair back behind the ears; tie at one side into a tight ponytail, leaving out teased section and bottom section of hair. This creates a tight, severe hair line.
  • Brush the top surface of the hair and twist into an asymmetrical French twist; secure with one hair pin.
  • To finish blast hair gently with dryer to loosen hairstyle, and spritz lightly with Wella Professionals Dynamic Fix 45 Second Crafting Spray to hold the look.

Hair Styling by: Eugene Souleiman, Wella Professionals Global Creative Director of Care & Styling
Haircolor: Aura, Wella Professionals Color Ambassador
Hair products provided by Wella Professionals

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MAC @ Peter Som S/S 2011

MAC @ Peter Som S/S 2011

MAC @ Peter Som S/S 2011

INSPIRATION: “We took the iconic ’60s eyeliner but made it fresh by doing it in yellow instead of classic black.” — Tom Pecheux


  • MAC PRO Primary Yellow Chromaline brushed on in a precise ’60s shape without the outer corner wing.


  • So Vain Kissable Lipcolour (2011) patted onto the lips.


  • Face & Body Foundation applied to even out the skin tone in a sheer way.
  • Mineralize Skinfinish Natural to softly sculpt the face and replace the dimension lost when foundation was applied.

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NYFW Fall/Winter 2010: MAC Cosmetics @ Peter Som

MAC @ Peter Som

“The look was uptown girl meets Woodstock, a shimmery golden eye to contradict the deep, dark purple lip.” Tom Pecheux

Makeup How-to

  • Eyes: Studio Sculpt Concealer – Applied over the eyelid. Set powder in invisible – Powdered over the eye area to set concealer. Pigment in with legal – Swept over the concealed eyelid from lash to brow and in the inner eye corner. Iridescent Powder in Silver Dusk – Lightly applied to the inner eye corner and under the brow bone. Studio Fix Lash – Applied to top and bottom lash.
  • Face: Studio Sculpt SPF Foundation – Applied all over the face. Set Powder in Invisible – Brushed over the skin to set the foundation for a matte finish. Iridescent Powder in Silver Dusk – Lightly brushed on cheekbones.
  • Lip: Lip Pencil in Currant – Lined around the natural shape of the mouth, for perfect lip definition. Lipstick in Kittenish – Applied all over lip with a MAC 242 brush. Mineralize Shadow Duo in my Dark Magic – Lightly applied over lipstick with fingertips.

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