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Señorita Hair2 of 11
Created by Eugene Souleiman, global creative director for Wella Professionals, the slightly mussed low ponytail at Missoni took its inspiration from the music and colors of Spanish Harlem.
Insider trick: Rub Wella Professionals Rugged Fix Matte Molding Crème into the roots of your hair all over to create a slightly matted, dancing-the-night-away texture. As for the low pony, make sure you start with a side part, and then pull hair loosely back, allowing it to cover the ears, says Souleiman.
Wow Brows3 of 11
At DKNY, Maybelline New York makeup artist Charlotte Willer wanted to give models a fresh-faced California Girl look, that required strong brows and bold lashes that wouldn't get lost under wide-brim hats.
Insider trick: Brush brows upward to make them appear thicker and more youthful. If your arches are sparse, then use Maybelline Define-a-Brow Eyebrow Pencil to fill in gaps, suggests Willer.
Flared Lashes4 of 11
Sophia Loren was the inspiration at Dolce & Gabbana. According to the show's makeup artist Pat McGrath, the flared lashes were key to the sultry and sophisticated look.
Insider trick: After drawing a slightly winged black line along the upper lashes, go over it with a carbon-colored shadow (from Dolce & Gabbana's Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Femme Fatale). Then, like McGrath, place just "a quarter of a strip" of faux fringe at the outer corners of eyes.
New Old Hollywood5 of 11
At Christian Dior, McGrath opted to give models a bold red lip that had a hint of old Hollywood glam, but with a subtle, more modern take.
Insider trick: As an update to traditional crimson lips, McGrath skipped the liner and instead applied color with her finger for a soft, long-lasting finish.
Flesh-Toned Nails6 of 11
For the Cushnie et Ochs runway, Dashing Diva pro Pattie Yankee worked with designers Carly and Michelle to create pointed talons for a "flesh extension" look.
Insider trick: To create a custom polish that matches your own skin tone, mix your basic nude hue (like Dashing Diva's Mr. Right) with loose mineral makeup powder, as the manicurists did backstage.
Flushed Skin7 of 11
The goal at BCBG Max Azria was for models to look as if they'd emerged fresh from the shower after a long workout. After applying sheer foundation, Maybelline makeup artist Willer used a combo of coral and plum blushes dusted here and there on skin.
Insider trick: To keep the look clean, Willer dabbed Baby Lips Lip Balm in Quenched on models' lids for a subtle sheen.
Mellow Yellows8 of 11
At Derek Lam, Estée Lauder makeup artist Tom Pecheux used muted yellow and orange shadows inspired by the Palm Springs sunset. Even lips got a swipe of sheer yellow-gold gloss that added a hint of summery shimmer. (Stay tuned for Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Citron launching in December.)
Insider trick: If you want to warm up your favorite lip color, then apply the yellow gloss over top.
"Bitten" Lips9 of 11
To complement that fresh look at Issey Miyake, lips were made to look slightly bitten. Makeup artist Lucia Pieroni applied MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in magenta through the center of the lip and blended outward.
Insider trick: Enhance the bitten effect by using clear gloss on the lower lip and just the center of your upper lip.
Doin' the Twist10 of 11
At Lela Rose, Ted Gibson for Beauty.com came up with this simple and pretty look by first doing a deep side part, then twisting hair all the way to the back of the neck and pinning it into place.
Insider trick: After pinning your twist, spray a light control hairspray (like Ted Gibson Beautiful Hold) on the rest of hair and scrunch to achieve that laid-back, faintly tangled look.
"After-Party" Eyes11 of 11
At Balmain, brows were well groomed, while the makeup on eyes was made to look "left over," as if models had been on the town for hours already.
Insider trick: Using a soft pencil liner, apply it along upper and lower lashes, and then smudge with your finger to create the "after-party" effect. (For the runway show, makeup artists opted for MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder on top and MAC Eye Pencil in Coffee on the bottom.)
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