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A Midsummer Night's Beauty at Badgley Mischka Spring 2013

By Kaitlyn Dreyling / September 11, 2012


Photo Courtesy of Moroccanoil
The ethereal quality of Badgley Mischka's Spring 2013 showing was evident in everything from the forestal imagery on runway to the washed out color palette in the clothes, to (yes!) the beauty look. "We walked into the showroom and I saw gorgeous clothes, washed out color, very gentle, very feminine, but very romantic," Described lead makeup artist Tom Pecheux for MAC. "I saw this amazing hairdo like a fairytale, and so I spoke with boys, and it looks like she's a virgin goddess lost in the woods." So to create that fairytale look, Tom started with a powerful massage using Estee Lauder Complete Comfort Creme because "we want their skin to be very flawless, very see-through," he explained. Next, he used a touch of MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation where needed and rosy cheeks using Poised Blush high on the cheekbones. For the eyes, he created a whimsical look with a bright yellow cream that appeared washed out on the skin. " Yellow is amazing, because it works very well with the collection," Tom said. "Yellow is also a great color to capture and reflect the light, and I want the girl on the runway to look very innocent, fresh, bright with big eyes." He dabbed on a nude pink lipstick on the lips to give them a subtle touch of color.
Peter Gray for Moroccanoil created the "diaphanous" hair, which was accented with pale flowers. First, he applied Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse to damp hair and blow dried it straight. "I then used a small crimper to create a lightness that would marry the hair texture to the chiffon in the designs," Peter explained. "This gave the hair an airy aesthetic." He created a braid from one ear to the other as a shelf to support the wispy hair that he tucked under. "I then pulled out random ribboned strands of hair to create a floating, dreamy angelic texture," he said.
Lastly, Deborah Lippmann was on the nails, who used one of her new colors Modern Love on the models' fingers and toes. "We wanted the nail to be neutral, to have a feeling of defintiely being there," she explained. "The colelction has a lot of beautiful muted pastels, so we chose Modern Love, which I am claiming as the new nude. We've done sheer pink, we've done sheer beige, we've gone to opaque beiges then we went to gray. So mauve is the new nude." She painted two coats and finished off with a high-gloss top coat, Addicted to Speed.