Jeweled hair was the order of the day at Badgley Mischka. “It’s sort of a Seventies hippie girl,” said Peter Gray, working for Moroccanoil at the show, of the look, which also took cues from the film “White Mischief.” “It’s posh and polished on the surface, with sexuality beneath.”
Gray began by prepping hair with Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream on each section, followed by Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray. Next, using a small-barrel curling iron at the nape of the neck, he created a layer of curls to push up the hair and support the top layer of hair. Moving up from the nape of the neck, Gray used a larger-barreled curling iron and larger sections of hair to create volume and looser curl near the crown. After making a side part, he worked back with the curling iron starting at the hairline and completing at the crown, using aluminum clips to hold the hair in place while hair set. Next, he removed the curlers, combed them out and used a mist of Moroccan Luminous Hairspray to finish, pinning metal jewelry into the hair after the models had climbed into their first looks.
Tom Pecheux, working for MAC Cosmetics at the show, saw “a woman of an uptown Studio 54 — very proper, but slightly naughty,” he said. Pecheux started by applying MAC Studio Moisture tint, then a layer of MAC Prep and Prime Powder. “If you don’t powder, you will have uneven patches because this is a very ‘done’ look,” he said. Next, Pecheux coated the eye area — from lash line to brow — with Silverdusk eye shadow, then mixed MAC Silver Metal Pigment with Fairylight Pigment and dusted it from the lids to the crease. A light coating of Dalliance Mega Metal Shadow, a gold hue, was brushed over the top. “The silver gives the eye kick, while the gold complements every skin tone,” said Pecheux. He added lots of black MAC Opulash Mascara before adding Dalliance and Silver Metal near the inside corner of the eye to highlight. Next, Pecheux brushed Frankly Scarlet, a bright pink blush, on cheekbones, topping it with Peaches, a peach shade. Lips were finished with So Vain, a soft nude MAC lip color.
Deborah Lippmann prepped finger and toenails with Fashion, a pale beige, before layering Glitter in the Air, a shade coming from her line in spring 2011, on top. “It has a sheer blue cast with salmon and blue glitter pieces in it,” said Lippmann. “It’s intended to be very fashiony and modern. James and Mark were very clear — they didn’t want typical neutral nails.”