We're starting to hear rumors that fabulously talented makeup artist Tom Pecheux is in talks to create his own line with a major cosmetics company. From what we've heard, this is not likely to be a simple one-off collaboration, but indeed a brand under his name. We like the sound of this a lot. As a former beauty editor, one of the first things I do when I look at an editorial is check out who did the hair and makeup. Well, after I've tried to make my educated guess first. More times than I can count, it's Tom on makeup. Seriously, there's not much the man hasn't done from Balmain ads to YSL shows to French Vogue editorials.
The pairing of someone this editorial with a mass company should be interesting. I mean, he's not a household name to most people in America but that doesn't mean he doesn't bring the ideas that they want. We've seen a lot of these pairings in the way of spokespeople and brand artists, but designing a line is a different matter entirely, both from a conceptual and marketing standpoint. Regardless, we can't wait to see what he comes up with when armed with a massive R&D team. Let's just hope the suits let him run free.