Dutch artist Kees van Dongen inspired the feminine beauty at Vera Wang’s Thursday show. “His portraits of women with big smoky eyes, high cheekbones and eyeliner were what we were trying to emulate,” said makeup artist Lucia Pieroni, working for Clé de Peau Beauté. “This is a softer version — like a watercolor painting.” She used a light foundation on the face, then swept a glimmering blend of Clé de Peau eye colors across the eyelids and brow bones, skipping mascara altogether. Lips were painted a lilac berry shade.

Orlando Pita used a curling iron to create allover waves with the hair, then pinned them up in a loose way “with pieces that hang and move with the clothes,” he said. Pita finished with a light spritz of Kérastase Double Force hair spray.

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