“Blue eye shadows scare people,” admits Estée Lauder’s creative makeup director, Tom Pecheux. His intention in introducing the Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette in Blue Dahlia is to dust off the color’s tarnished and tacky reputation. A warm teal and a slate-tinged navy are grouped with taupe, black and a colorless shimmer powder, allowing wearers to create looks that range from low-key to runway-worthy. “You can do a crazy fashionable blue, but you can also do a nude eye with a touch of blue,” he explains. “It’s meant to be playful.” While Pecheux insists that “there is no recipe for how to use [the palette],” he does caution that “there is no way, even for me, to put those five colors on at the same time.”
Marc Jacobs’s linen jacket. Fendi’s stingray clutch with multicolored stones, Ippolita’s 18k yellow gold ring and Pomellato’s 18k rose gold ring (on right hand, from top), de Grisogono’s 18k yellow gold rings (on left hand). Chanel Nail Colour in Pearl Drop; Cover Girl LipPerfection lipstick in Hot Passion.
Dior Fine Jewelry’s 18k yellow gold, lacquer, aquamarine, sapphire, and diamond ring.
Hair by Paul Hanlon at Julian Watson Agency; makeup by Mark Carrasquillo for Art + Commerce; manicure by Yuna Park at Streeters. Prop styling by Piers Hanmer for Art + Commerce; digital technician: Quint Jones. Photography assistants: Chris Ferretti, Huan Duong Nguyen, and Maruoka Teppei. Fashion assistants: Eileen Hayes and Katie Casamassimo.
Alexander McQueen’s silk top.
Beauty Note: A blend of Surf the Ocean’s silver and Summer Stash’s bronze eye shadows from MAC Crushed Metallic Pigment duos make for high-shine copper lids.
As Marlene Dietrich. Oscar de la Renta’s silk tulle bolero; Yohji Yamamoto’s Tencel dress with silk and cotton detail; Dolce & Gabbana’s silk satin bodysuit. Erickson Beamon for Richard Nicoll earring, Cornelia James glove.
Beauty Note: Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Dazzling makes for statement lips that demand attention.
Marni’s rhinestone, cotton, and silk collar and rhinestone, cotton, and silk top. Selima headband.
John Galliano’s embroidered silk kimono with fox fur cuffs. Stephen Russell bracelet (worn as choker), Stephen Russell cuff (on right wrist), Stephen Russell bracelet (on left wrist), Harry Winston ring, John Galliano shoes.
Beauty Note: Precise brows call for Chanel Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Noir Cendré.
On man, standing: Dior Homme’s wool suit. Dolce & Gabbana shoes. On man in lampshade reflection: Dolce & Gabbana’s wool suit and cotton shirt. Ray-Ban sunglasses, Tom Ford tie.