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Sep 13, 2011

New York Fashion Week: Backstage at Badgley Mischka with Moroccanoil

The Show: Badgley Mischka

Photos above courtesy of Liuda Hara for Moroccanoil.

The Look: The beauty teams from M.A.C., Moroccanoil, and Deborah Lippmann paid homage to Elizabeth Taylor in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. There was definitely a return to old school glamour, which fits right in with the elegant nature of Badgley Mischka's clothing.

The Hair: Under the direction of lead stylist, Peter Gray, the team started by using Moroccanoil Frizz Control (available in October) and Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream, sectioned the back of the hair off from the ear to the crown, and backcombed the hair into a French Twist.

Next the remainder of the hair was placed in to a classic roller set (using a 3/4" curling iron and and then pinning each curl to set). Pinned curls were sprayed with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray and allowed to cool.

After the curls had set, they were gently brushed out (emphasis on gently, you don't want to lose your curl here!) and then sculpted in to a voluminous, triangular form. Gray backcombed sections, starting at the crown and working forward, to create major volume before sculpting the hair in to the desired shape and pinning it on to the French Twist. Hair was then sprayed with more Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to finish. Only 3 products necessary!

The Makeup: Under the direction of the effervescent Tom Pecheux, the M.A.C. team was giving winged-liner galore on the models. First the girls were prepped with Mineralized Charged Water Moisture Gel (available spring/summer 2012) to hydrate the skin for a smooth canvas. Then to stamp out any imperfections the team used Sculpt Foundation, along with Prep & Prime Transparent Finishing Powder.

Skin was finished off with a peach blush that’s available in Spring 2012, and a Taylor-esque beauty mark drawn on the left cheek.

Next the Metal-X Cream Shadow (available autumn/winter 2011) was applied to the brow bone in the Palladium shade, and used as an eyeliner to create the thick cat eye in the Vintage Coin shade. Brows were filled in using eye shadow in Coquette, and then lashes were coated with Haute & Naughty Mascara.

To finish the look, lips wear coated with lipstick in Flamingo (Spring 2012), and that same peach blush that was applied on the cheeks was applied on top of the lipstick for amplified color.

The Nails: Glamorous Life by Deborah Lippmann.

This shade took 3 years to make! It's the perfect metallic and satin finish simultaneously. Inspired by a rose gold Rolex, the ultimate in glamour.

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