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Tom Pecheux Q&A

A conversation with YSL Creative Director of Makeup, Tom Pecheux

tom pecheux and YSL model

Tom Pecheux is one of the world’s top makeup artists. He’s created trend-setting beauty looks from Fashion Weeks in Paris, Milan and New York for years. And now, as Creative Director of Makeup for YSL, he helps develop the colours and formulas for the Yves Saint Laurent Beauty collections. Even more exciting, he designs the makeup looks for the Saint Laurent ready-to-wear show in Paris each season. Here, he talks about creating the looks for the fall/winter 2018 runway show.

ysl fall winter 2018

Dave: How would you describe the makeup look from the Fall/Winter 2018 YSL show?

Tom: Powerful. Ultra-feminine. Individual. The very definition of natural beauty. The eye makeup on some of the girls is there to dial up the power and femininity. These are women looking their best.

ysl fall beauty look

Dave: Where did you get your inspiration from? Any reference in particular?

Tom: It is basically just one look, the embellishment of oneself without transforming the person behind it. For this look, I have selected just the right products. First, Or Rouge Huile Voluptuese to prep the skin and Top Secrets Instant Moisture Glow to add luminosity. Then the new foundation Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow – my new favourite – for a perfected natural coverage. The lips are moisturized with Volupte Night Rehab Lip Mask. Finally, after curling the lashes, I have created a sophisticated, punk graphic eye look extended towards the outer corner of the eye with the Couture Chalks – Le Noir from the Fall Look 2018. Powerful cat eyes are brightened in the inner corners by a grey silver eyeshadow from the Couture Palette No. 1 Tuxedo.

tom pecheux and ysl modelDave: Fall/Winter 2018 is all about a bold eye statement. Can you explain?

Tom: The eye statement on some of the girls is there to underline their individuality. It shows diversity within a group – natural makeup, or bold eye look. It all fits.

saint laurent fall 2018Dave: What is the must-have product for this Fall makeup look?

Tom: Definitely, the Couture Chalks from the Fall Look 2018.

saint laurent fall 2018Dave: What makes this a YSL signature look?

Tom: Whilst respecting women’s individuality, this look shows their beauty, at its best. It has all the power of the YSL woman.

tom pecheux and YSL modelYSL Fall Look 2018 is on counter now.

  • Brenda Elkins
    August 26, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Great interview Dave. Looking forward to finding these products. Just wish I could find a bold eye look to suit me.

  • @tserings
    August 24, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    All the products sound so fabulous!!

  • Danielle Perrault
    August 23, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Like very much the article Dave thanks! Sometimes i wish to be youger to try cat eyes !

  • Danielle Perrault
    August 23, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    Like very much the article Dave thanks! Sometimes i wish to be youger to try cat eyes !

  • Cathleen Hill
    August 23, 2018 at 1:29 am


  • Cynthia Sacks
    August 22, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Love those awesome punk cat eyes. Also intrigued by the new foundation Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow; the model’s skin looks amazing. @cindy_sacks

  • Anna Roszak-Robinson
    August 22, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    A great read! Love it!

  • September Dee
    August 22, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Powerful. Ultra-feminine. Individual! I love it!

  • Linda L
    August 22, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Individuality, power and the bold eye! Autumn trends look spectacular! ❤️ YSL!

  • Emily Mitton
    August 22, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    This makes me even more excited about the fall/winter trends we will be seeing!! Great read, thanks Dave!

  • HeatherSchell
    August 22, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Sexy and powerful, so YSL!

  • Cynthia Chambers
    August 22, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    I love that he’s going for individuality and femininity with boldness! I love YSL! @chambs24

  • Sheila Eghanian
    August 22, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Going to get the Couture Chalks. Heard lots of good reviews

  • Janet Moulton
    August 22, 2018 at 8:41 am

    I love a bold eye.