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Jin Soon Choi

Backstage at the Tracy Reese Fall/Winter 2012 show – Nails

This season I was able to go backstage the Tracy Reese show and talk to manicurist Jin Soon Choi about the polish that Tracy created with Sally Hansen for the Fall/Winter 2012 fashion show.

Jin calls the colors for this season, “Scarab” (a shimmery teal blue) and “Copperhead” (a metallic copper) “very vibrant, very luminant and energetic”. She said the colors had real silver in them, giving it a 3D type effect. The colors will be coming out in the Fall in an as-unamed collection, so keep an eye out for it.

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First time for everything

So here’s something I didn’t know – Estée Lauder has never participated in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Until this season. I’m actually really surprised by this – you would think at some point in it’s 64yr history that they would have been a part of it.And boy, did they jump right in, with “bold blue eyes, copper lips, matte skin, bare cheeks and neutral nails” at the Derek Lam Fall/Winter 2010 show. Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux led a team of 15 artists to create the stunning look on 22 models – While famed manicurist Jin Soon Choi and her team polished their nails with a new color that was tested backstage!“When Derek showed me the fabrics that inspired his Fall 2010 collection – bold and muted tones mixed with earthy pigments including terracotta, greens and browns – I thought the makeup shades should be complimentary. So we chose a blend of bold blue shadows on the eyes, shimmering copper lips and flawless, matte skin created with a light foundation — an on-trend beauty preview of what we will see for Fall 2010.” Tom Pecheux, Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director. One of the things that Tom is doing as the new Creative Makeup Director is working on new high-impact colors that will be on Estée Lauder counters in Fall 2010, but he runway tested some of them backstage for this show:Eyes: New Estée Lauder EyeShadow Tested Backstage – Shades Launching Fall 2010 Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in Midnight Blue Estée Lauder TurboLash All Effects Motion Mascara in BlackLips: Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Crystal BeigeCheeks: BareSkin: Estée Lauder Double Wear Light FoundationNails: New Estée Lauder shade Tested Backstage (*I hear it is a sheer, milky white kind of color with some, not a lot, of sparkle to it.)I can def say that I look forward to checking out these new colors when they hit the counter this fall.(*Credits)Makeup: Tom Pecheux for Estée LauderNails: Jin Soon Choi for Estée LauderModel Photo: Liu Wen (Marilyn) Photo Courtesy of Estée Lauder

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