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Rock Stars at Yigal Azrouël

It was only rock 'n' roll backstage at Yigal Azrouël on Friday morning.

Yigal Azrouël  RTW Fall 2009 Backstage

It was only rock 'n' roll backstage at Yigal Azrouël on Friday morning, as hairstylist Teddy Charles created a straight, greased look and makeup artist Polly Osmond did a dark, smoky, catlike eye.

"The inspiration was rock 'n' roll — street," said Charles, who, working for Redken, first blew out the hair, then applied Redken Spray Starch for a "straight, romantic touch with some texture."

The look was finished with a straightening iron and a Redken straightening balm called Align — but lending texture to the look were some flyaways on the sides and back of the dos as models strutted down the catwalk.

Osmond, meanwhile, who was working on a freelance basis but using MAC Cosmetics, described the eyes as "catlike, a really dark, super matte, smoky eye." She added, "There are lots of layers of black pencil, eye shadow and lots of mascara to create a really dense look."

She blanked out the rest of the face, with a minimal amount of foundation applied to the lower eyelids and brushed down onto the cheeks. Lips were kept pale, with a touch of color that was blotted with concealer. "There's no inspiration," said Osmond, "only rock 'n' roll."