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Gothic Glam at Badgley Mischka - Fall 2012

By Kaitlyn Dreyling / February 16, 2012

Runway photo: Getty Images

"The inspiration is a little Tim Burton for me," said makeup artist Tom Pecheux for MAC. And considering the finished beauty look, it does have a Helena Bonham Carter feel to it, no?

Makeup artist Tom Pecheux taking about the beauty look backstage at Badgley Mischka.
All backstage photos: Mat Szwajkos for Beauty Blitz.

"It's matte skin, black burgundy eyeshadow going from the top lashes fading into the eyebrows, black mascara on the top only, very metallic, very shimmery stripe of gold under the eyes," Tom explained. He kept the cheeks bare and finished the look with a matte burgundy lip.

The only touch of sparkle on the face was the almost graphic line of metallic gold lining the bottom lash line. "It creates more of an edgy feeling," Tom said.

Peter Gray created the voluminous hair look using Moroccanoil products. "He created beautiful hair, very feminine," said Antonio Corral Calero, Aritstic Director for Moroccanoil. "He used our Luminous Hairspray Strong and used different types of barrels to create that curl. The finished look is going to be like a soft cloud of hair."

The two-toned nail look, called a "duet" by celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann, featured her aubergine Dark Side of the Moon shade gilded with Nefertiti on the tip. "There are hard pieces of metal within the collection, so we wanted to do a metallic tip, so it almost feels like there's jewelry dripping off the nail," Deborah explained. "As for the gold, for the runway we're doing a thicker liner, but in real life its just a detail - slim but enough to be there but noticed."