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Backstage at the Rodarte show on Tuesday, the influence of nature was front and center.

 

Makeup artist James Kaliardos, working with MAC Cosmetics, was inspired by “light from dawn and dusk.”
“It’s that midwestern sunset of grays and soft caramels,” he explained. “We’re using lots of color but it’s still soft.”

 

He created a sunset effect on the eyes with washes of gray lavender, yellow and, on the lid, caramel. He curled the lashes and then brushed foundation through them. He also thickened and diffused eyebrows and worked a bit of soft pink cream blush high on the cheekbone and dotted foundation where needed. Lips were a burnt caramel color.

 

Hairstylist Odile Gilbert, working for Aveda, channeled “the spirit of the country girl. It’s very organic.” She created the hair’s windswept texture with mousse and hair spray and “no brush at all.” She gathered the hair to the side, using her hands, and loosely secured it in place.

 

On nails, Deborah Lippmann used a golden caramel shade called No More Drama with a glittering red shade, Ruby Red Slippers.

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Rodarte RTW Fall 2011</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

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