New York Fashion Week: Badgley Mischka
Alfred Hitchcock’s technicolor screen sirens served as the inspiration for Badgley Mischka’s fall 2013 ready-to-wear show, lending to a beauty look that was all about unabashed glamour.
Makeup artist Tom Pecheaux focused on a punchy orange pout with a pop of baby blue under the eyes that he said was intended to clash with the collection’s color story. “It’s not meant to match,” he explained. “It’s about fitting a character.” He began by first prepping skin with MAC Studio Moisture Cream, MAC Studio Finish Concealer where needed and a mineralize foundation. After setting the skin with MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder, he went to work on eyes. Pecheaux lined the upper lash lines with the golden black MAC Glamour Daze Kohl Power Eye Pencil and winged it out at the corners. He set the line with MAC Pressed Pigment in Damson. He then painted water lines with the white MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating and ran the baby blue MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Clearwater along lower lash lines. He next cut a pair of MAC 7 Lashes and stacked them on the corners of the lashes. He curled fringe and defined it with MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara.
To create the fluorescent lips, Pecheaux first prepped them with MAC Lip Conditioner and then outlined and filled them with the red-orange MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in High Energy. To perfect the look, he topped the mouth with the pale peach MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Runway Hit.
Referencing Tippi Hedrin’s distressed coif in The Birds, hairstylist Peter Gray intended to produce a style that maintained an element of interest from a 360-degree view. He first built a foundation for the involved style with Moroccanoil’s Volumizing Mousse and Heat Styling Protection. He then blow-dried hair with a paddle brush for a smooth finish. Working on dried strands, he sectioned off a horseshoe-shaped area of hair from the top of the head. He then flipped the head forward and braided the remaining hair from the nape of the neck to the crown, pulling in the side sections as he plaited and securing it at the top with an elastic.
He next prepped the top section with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong, before separating it into two parts. Gray curled the front half horizontally and away from the forehead with a three-quarter-inch curling iron, and the back half in the same manner with a one-inch curling iron “to create a deeper wave.” After combing through the curls, he popped his comb into the hair at the crown and winded the back section around it to create a chignon on top. He followed by coiling the front section around the bun for a “whippy” effect. Gray finally pulled out some wisps around the face for a slightly disheveled look.
Manicurist Deborah Lippmann interpreted the Hitchcock inspiration by crafting updated rouge talons. Working on a long almond-shaped nail, Lippmann lacquered on two coats of her new nail polish in Red Silk Boxers (to be released in November), which had a matte finish with a sheen that looked like pure satin on tips.