Badgley Mischka’s seaside glamour inspirations translated into mermaid dreams for the hair and the makeup at the show.
Peter Gray for Moroccanoil noted that the rolled textured updos he created also had Twenties and Thirties influences. “The styles highlight smoother, softer waves, flattering textured hair rolls across the nape of the neck and a sophisticated contrast of glossy top and side waves and dry-semimatte textures on the hair rolls,” said Gray. Gray started with a small hidden horizontal braid at the nape of the neck to serve as a base for pinning the rolled hair in place. Next, he applied a small amount of Moroccanoil Treatment Light midlength to ends and followed with the new Moroccanoil Root Boost sprayed in and combed through section by section to push the hair away from the scalp and help give a semimatte three-dimensional wave.
After rough-drying the hair, Gray used Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong and set the hair using a one-and-a-half-inch curling iron from nape to above the ear and pinned the curls vertically in opposite directions to create a soft textured movement. The hair through the front and sides was set vertically in the same direction and clipped. Next, Gray combed out each section, followed by the use of a skinny brush, to create a smooth, glossy surface through the top and front wave area. He then rolled the hair lengths into a small, loose horizontal roll at the nape of the neck and used u-pins to attach the length of roll to the braided base underneath. The look was finished with Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray, spritzed on palms and applied to the surface of the hair for a glossy finish on the top and sides.
“I wanted the look to be something you’d feel you could dive into,” said Tom Pecheux, working with MAC Cosmetics at the show. “It’s a red-carpet mermaid look.” After moisturizing skin, he dabbed Matchmaster Concealer on skin where necessary. Next, he mixed Chroma Cake in White and Hi-Def in Cyan with Fix+ and swept the aqua mixture from the base of the lashes to the brow. Next, he used Fascination Eye Pencil for further definition, then used plenty of Haute and Naughty mascara to define lashes. Black Track Fluidline was added at the outer corners of the eyes for a very slight cat-eye look. To finish, Pecheux mixed Pick Me Up Pink and April Flowers lip shades to create a satin coral shade, then dabbed it on the lips with his fingers for a stainlike effect.
Deborah Lippmann, using her signature nail line, Lippmann Collection, prepped fingernails with Gel Lab Base Coat, then layered two spring shades on top: Blue Orchid, a baby blue, followed by La Vie en Rose, a shimmery pink and Gel Lab Top Coat for a high-shine finish. Toes were painted in Pseudo Silk Kimono, a milky alabaster, topped with Flat Top the Matte-Maker Top Coat for a matte finish.