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By Melanie Kroupa

The renowned Tom Pacheux was the lead makeup artist for Badgley Mischka spring 2014 fashion show. Tom envisioned transparent skin and imagined fresh water striking the face. He wanted the face to appear as a mermaid; light, fresh and elegant. Prepping the model’s skin with moisturizer, then lightly dabbing concealer with his fingertips on areas that needed coverage for a fresh and refined look. On the model’s eyes he applied M.A.C. Chromacake in Pure White and Cyan Blue, with a burst of M.A.C. Fix+.  Combining these colors together you develop a soft aqua color, resembling the ocean. After creating the perfect shade of aqua he then applied from the lash line to the brow, covering the entire eyelid. To make the eyes even brighter, Tom softly lined the water line using M.A.C. Eye Kohl in Fascinating, an intense matte white. Not only will the eye appear bigger and brighter, the eye shadow will also appear bluer. To finish the eyes he applied layer after layer using M.A.C. Haute & Naughty Mascara. He wanted the lashes to be thick, long and full of volume. To enrich the lashes even more, Tom painted a thin black line along the top lash line using M.A.C. Blacktrack Fluidline. Last and final step, Tom mixed M.A.C Pick Me up Pink and April Flowers from M.A.C Spring 2014 lip palette. Tom suggests applying lip color with fingertips, giving the lips a satin coral finish.

Runway Stylist Peter Gray for Moroccanoil was inspired by chic ocean side glamour, Badgley Mischka soft pastels and 20’s and 30’s inspired modern day hairdos. Peter wanted his vision to come off elegant, soft, smooth, sophisticated and glossy. He first started by combining Moroccanoil Treatment Light and Moroccanoil Root Boost by sectioning the hair and combing it through. After Peter rough dried the hair he then sprayed the hair with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong. He set the hair using 1-1/2” curling iron before pinning the curls in reverse directions. By pinning the curls in opposite directions will create soft natural texture to the hair. After a few moments Peter then combed through each curl to produce a smooth surface. When combing out the curls he then rolled the hair into a small unfastened horizontal roll at the nape of the neck. To secure the roll he used u-pins to protect the length of the roll. Once finished Peter sprayed Morrocanoil Glimmer Shine spray on the palm of his hands and lightly applied to the surface of the hair, leaving the hair with a glossy finish.

Deborah Lippman once again created a new shade for the Badgley Mischka show; she created a color that resembles a mermaid. She first created Blue Orchid which is full of pigment and dries with a soft shine. On the model’s fingertips Deborah applied two coats of Blue Orchid. On top of Blue Orchid she applied La Vie En Rose which is a soft pastel petal pink. La Vie En Rose adds more shimmer to the nails. To finish the look she applied Pseduo Silk Kimono on the toes, drying with a matte finish. Pseduo will be available this November and Blue Orchid and La Vie En Rose will be available Spring 2014.

Originally published September 2013
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