By  on February 15, 2010

Backstage at Chris Benz, models rocked an updated Nineties beauty look, reminiscent of the Seattle grunge movement.

Hair, styled by John Ruidant for Redken, was a shaggy, unrefined updo infused with braids and texture. Fabricate 03 and Thickening Lotion 06 were used to prep and style strands. “We want her to look like she’s been running in the wild, out camping and outward bound,” said Ruidant. “There’s a looseness about it, nothing is clean or neat.”

Makeup, led by Daniel Martin for Lancôme, was also inspired by the 20th century's final decade. “We wanted to revisit a Nineties brown lip and bring back lip liner, by making it interesting,” said Martin, who shaded pouts with Lancôme brow pencil in Sable and used a bit of gloss atop the warm shade.

New Lancôme product Ombre Magnetique Shadow, a hybrid between a mousse and a cream, was used at the show to create a gunmetal-hued shimmer over eyes.

“This is a rebellious high schooler, experimenting with her look,” said Martin. Brows were filled in and cheeks were contoured with a light brown, shimmery shade for warmth and dimension.

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