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At Milly by Michelle Smith on Wednesday, the look was effortless with a touch of polish.

Makeup artist Romy Soleimani for MAC Cosmetics waved off the notion of seasonal makeup finishes by creating a clean, dewy look built almost entirely on clear gloss. She applied MAC clear gloss on eyelids and on cheeks, and finished the look with a groomed brow and a swipe of Haute & Naughty Lash mascara, using the wand for lengthening.

On nails, Essie manicurists painted two coats of a deep gray-green shade called Power Clutch and finished the look with Good to Go top coat.

For hair, the look was “messy, easy — like a girl in a hurry,” said Kevin Ryan of RSession Tools. He began by blow-drying the hair using his hands in lieu of a brush to create texture. Then using a miniature “pinpoint” flat iron, he smoothed hair at the roots and worked in Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion for a “grittier” texture.

He then pulled hair into a low ponytail using two elastic bands (“Why take a chance?” he said), allowing room for hair to slightly buckle. Ryan wrapped a half-inch-thick strand of hair around the elastics and then threaded the end through the ponytail for a more finished element. He gave the strands of the ponytail ample texture with lots of hair spray. “The hair should look like it fell apart a bit,” said Ryan.

<p>Backstage at Milly by Michelle Smith RTW Fall 2013</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Milly by Michelle Smith RTW Fall 2013</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Milly by Michelle Smith RTW Fall 2013</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Milly by Michelle Smith RTW Fall 2013</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Milly by Michelle Smith RTW Fall 2013</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Milly by Michelle Smith RTW Fall 2013</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

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