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PARIS — Makeup artist Tom Pecheux saw Elie Saab’s couture collection, chockablock with pieces in embroidery and lace, and knew right away what he wanted to do for the show.

“I love the fact that the collection is extremely feminine and very, very transparent,” said Pecheux. “Everything is very delicate and fragile.”

So, too, was the makeup. A mauve-lavender hue was applied to models’ eyelids, while their eyeliner came in a burgundy shade. False eyelashes, in brown, were affixed piece by piece, and there was a creamy blush highlighting skin that was then topped with a thin layer of foundation.

“It’s really [about] little details,” said Pecheux.

Hairstylist Orlando Pita looped models’ tresses back in an asymmetric fashion.

“There’s a roll, there’s a twist,” said Pita, adding of Saab: “Basically, he wanted the hair up with a side part and wet texture.”

<p>Backstage at Elie Saab Spring Couture 2013</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Elie Saab Spring Couture 2013</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Elie Saab Spring Couture 2013</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Elie Saab Spring Couture 2013</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Elie Saab Spring Couture 2013</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Elie Saab Spring Couture 2013</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Elie Saab Spring Couture 2013</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Elie Saab Spring Couture 2013</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

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