World-renowned makeup artist and Creative Makeup Director at Estée Lauder, Tom Pecheux shares the beauty look from Badgley Mischka backstage in New York for the Fall/Winter 2013 season, giving us all something to look forward to.
What was the inspiration for the beauty look this season?
The inspiration is Alfred Hitchcock, but when I look at the clothes, this is like red carpet Hitchcock. The collection is of course gorgeous, quite sophisticated, a lot of embroidery and everything.
So I was like, ‘Okay you know because of the sophistication and everything, we need to play with that but we need to bring a little humor into that.’ So we’re playing with the glamour… the eyebrow, the eyelashes, the eyeliner. And I wanted to make everything colored like the first color movie, like technicolor.
What techniques did you use to achieve the look?
Well… the lips are not like pure red. We’re using an almost fluorescent red/orange liner and then on top of it, a matte lipstick that does give it that orangey-red techicolor look. On the eye I’m using a bronze pencil and a bronze, very metallic, shimmery eyeshadow… And white pencil inside the eyes, and we are using a baby blue paint pot as an eyeliner under the eyes to create that technicolor flavor.
As much as the look is classic, it is also quite playful.
For me it was really the Hitchcock girls – I wouldn’t say they all look alike, but they all have that glamorous, 60s thing. It was more about to play with every cut of that moment of that time, the eyeliner… but to twist it a little bit. You know, what Peter is doing [with the hair], like the back is not that French twist but that braid… You can take things too literal. And they [Mark and James] don’t. Their dresses are not… they are insane.