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This season, the beauty look at Donna Karan was all about strength and design — much like its founder.

“We wanted to go back to Donna’s founding DNA with a smoky eye, but execute it with a modern twist,” said Charlotte Tilbury, who was working with MAC Cosmetics at the show. She began by prepping the skin with moisturizer, adding full coverage foundation to mask any imperfections. Next, she turned her attention to the look’s focal point, a smoky eye executed in black and silver. After curling lashes and adding mascara on the top lashes, she mixed MAC’s Paint Pot in Black Ground and MAC’s Reflex Pearl and Shine and applied from lids to brow bone, blending the mixture to look almost like a shadow and topping it with a bit of moisturizer. She brushed Linen shadow under the eyes, blending it with a bit of the smoky eye mixture. She contoured the cheeks with MAC’s Sculpting Cream, topping it with Luna Cream Color Base. To finish, she applied Fleshpot lipstick to lips with her fingertips.

Eugene Souleiman created an architectural, slightly S&M ponytail that stood away from the head by gathering each model’s hair and tying it with a cord near the top of the crown, then applying a full human-hair fall over it and fastening it with a leather-covered band. He flat-ironed the hairpieces, cutting them straight across the bottom. “The hairpieces are heavy, but that and hair spray make this look,” said Souleiman, who applied copious amounts of hairspray close to the head and blow-dried it into the hair before forming the ponytail. “There’s something very strong, yet restricted about it.”

Marian Newman, working with MAC, painted the nails in a putty-taupe shade by MAC.

<p>Backstage at Donna Karan RTW Fall 2013</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Donna Karan RTW Fall 2013</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Donna Karan RTW Fall 2013</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Donna Karan RTW Fall 2013</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Donna Karan RTW Fall 2013</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Donna Karan RTW Fall 2013</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Donna Karan RTW Fall 2013</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Donna Karan RTW Fall 2013</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Donna Karan RTW Fall 2013</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Donna Karan RTW Fall 2013</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Donna Karan RTW Fall 2013</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

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