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Backstage at Badgley Mischka Spring 2016

Tom Pecheux and Peter Gray created a playful look inspired by Fifties-era socialites in Buenos Aires.

Beauty at Badgley Mischka was playfully sophisticated, imbued with a hit of Fifties sensibility.

Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics led makeup. “It’s a young look, but very rich,” he said of the inspiration drawn from Fifties-era socialites in Argentina. Pecheux skipped blush, opting for a highlighting cream on the cheekbones, and a MAC Cream Colour Base underneath in a brown tone for a sculpting effect. A pink shadow highlighted with flecks of gold was applied all over the lid for a glow. Lips were a bold, matte red that veered almost into hot pink territory.

Hair, imagined by Peter Gray for Oribe Hair Care, fit the feminine, “Young Ladies That Lunch” vibe of the collection. “I wanted to get away from glamorous and sexy — this is young, soft, and sensual,” said Gray of the carefully constructed, loose waves. Hair was prepped with Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray all over and Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse at the crown. Once dry and curled with an iron, hair was given texture with Thick Dry Finishing Spray and Dry Texturizing Spray. Pieces of tulle were used to hold hair in place, tied around the neck and secured at the base of the neck, hair tucked in, to flatten out the curl.

Nails by Deborah Lippmann were all about “glamorous lifestyles and sexy, sassy attitudes.” One coat of Lullaby of Broadway, a blush color with a chromatic effect served as base color, and was layered over a coat of Gold Digger, which contains 24-karat gold flake particles.