By  on September 13, 2009

Backstage beauty artists at Behnaz Sarafpour were inspired by the designer’s want for a tone-on-tone look (shadows, no hard lines) while also keeping a sense of spring.

Gordon Espinet for MAC went about doing this by repeating his mantra to makeup artists: “Use a light touch, don’t cover it up!” and by shadowing skin to suit each individual model. Espinet used shades of taupe, highlighted cheekbones, bare eyelids, and contoured cheeks and eyelid creases with Copperplate eye shadow to create the “feminine-with-an-edge” look.

Nails, created by CND, used either a Dark Ruby or Asphalt hue, depending on a model’s skin tone, and Putty, a semisheer crème color, on toes.

For hair, Ashley Javier set out to create a feminine, sexy style with a short hair silhouette because “the more hair you have the more you have to struggle with it to be serious or look good.” He created waves that frame the face and tucked long hair under at the back to create a short look. Kerastase Sculpting Serum and Leonor Greyl Mousse were on hand to create texture and provide hold, respectively.

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