Go Backstage at Badgley Mischka

This was by far my favorite overall look of New York Fashion Week this season.  The talented backstage team consisted of Redken, MAC and Deborah Lippmann and the collaboration resulted in a warrior princess inspired theme.  Think Avatar.  Known for the signature ball gowns and evening wear, the two designers behind the brand, Mark Badgley and James Mischka, were introducing a new collection predominately for celebrities that is much younger. With these two looks in mind, Charlotte Tilbury lead the MAC team in contouring and highlighting, which created a look that worked for both collections.  Using a thick eyebrow brush she dragged MAC's eye shadows in Taupe, Harmony and Shadester from the top of the cheekbones up into the temples.  The swept up look helped to create the warrior effect.  On top of the cheek bones and in the bow of the lip she used MAC eye shadow in Crystal Avalanche to highlight.  MAC Lip Conditioner was used on the lips.

At home, this look can be recreated but toned down.  "The most important areas of the face for a woman to highlight would be the inner corners of the eyes, bow of the lip and upper cheekbones," she remarked.  You can use the same highlighter for all of these areas.

Since there were two collections, Redken lead stylist Peter Gray decided to change the look half way throughout the show.  The first look for the classic collection was all up. The top was loose and back-combed, sides were tightly pulled back and bottom was made up of two twists that intertwined and interlocked secured by about three hair pins.  For the warrior effect of the newer collection, as the models came back from their first walk, the pins were taken out, hair was let loose and straightened so it was half up, half down.

Deborah Lippmann used a metallic silver on the nails called Marquee Moon.