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Backstage at Carolina Herrera Spring 2012

Classically pretty summed up the beauty looks at the designer's show.

Backstage at Carolina Herrera RTW Spring 2012
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Classically pretty summed up the beauty looks at Carolina Herrera’s show Monday.

Orlando Pita, working for Moroccanoil at the show, created an elegant looped ponytail. “It’s very fresh and simple, playing off of the fresh, bold colors in the collection,” said Pita, who prepped hair with Moroccanoil Light to give hair a shiny, frizz-free texture. “It works especially well this week, when the models’ hair gets damaged from all the things done to it.” Next, Pita applied Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream on hair for hold, then blow dried it straight. Pita next made a middle part, scraping the hair back into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck, securing it with an elastic band and spraying it with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray. Pita then looped the end of the ponytail through the elastic and covered the elastic with a section of hair. He then added Moroccanoil Finishing Spray for hold and loosened a few strands of hair near the ears for movement. Another spritz of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray and an application of Moroccanoil’s new Frizz Control finished the look.

Diane Kendal, working with MAC Cosmetics at the show, wanted to create an “easy, breezy, fresh look.” She started with MAC’s Studio Moisture Tint and Cover Up Concealer to perfect skin, then used a MAC brown Paintstick on the eyelid with a brush, blending it into the lash line. Next,  she applied a thin line of MAC Fluidline eyeliner in Blacktrack along the top lash line, eschewing mascara. Cheeks got Sculpt powder under the cheek and up into the temple, with a topping of Blush Baby Blush on the cheeks. Lips were finished with three colors: Sheen Supreme Ultra Darling, Dish It Up gloss and Tutti lip gloss. Silver Dusk iridescent powder was applied right before the models took the runway to catch the light.

Nails — both fingers and toes — were finished with Essie’s BBF Best Boyfriend, a shimmery mauve. “It catches the colors of Carolina’s clothing beautifully, and matchy matchy nails are the way the world is going for spring,” said Essie Weingarten, the line’s founder.