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Backstage Beauty: Carolina Herrera S/S 2011

15/09/2010 18:56 | Updated 22 May 2015

Bold, red eyeshadow at Carolina Herrera Spring 2011. Photo: Getty Images

Models at Carolina Herrera's Spring 2011 Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week, looked like they were plucked straight out of a Korean zen garden with graphic red eye makeup, intricate updos, and delicate digits.

MAKEUP: Diane Kendal for MAC Cosmetics

HAIR: Orlando Pita for Moroccanoil

NAILS: Roxanne Valinoti for CND

SNAPSHOT: Graphic Goddesses

THE SCOOP: Bursting with fresh shades of green, coral, and pink, Carolina Herrera's Spring 2011 collection was inspired by the traditional clothes from Korea -- with colours and prints taken from botanical plates collected in the 18th Century. And the beauty teams rounded out Herrera's designs by creating soft, yet graphic looks.

Lead makeup artist Diane Kendal kept the models' faces natural but added a pop of color by brushing on a brick hued eyeshadow with soft edges. Hairstylist Orlando Pita fashioned models strands into unique updos and ponytails that were held together by barrettes made from hair, mimicking the silhouette of wrapped belts. "When Korean women dress, nothing is out of place and everything is beautifully thought out," said Pita. "My hairstyle is precise and graphic, with no loose or separate pieces." Manicurist Roxanne Valinoti painted the pretty young things nails in a rose-gold hue. "Coming out of a masculine, military styled fall, now we go into spring and this light, dreamy nail colour is perfect."

Intricate updos held in place by custom-made hair barettes at Carolina Herrera Spring 2011. Photo: Getty Images

GET THE LOOK HAIR: All hair products by MoroccanOil. To recreate the updo, prep strands with MoroccanOil Light to create a healthy, frizz-free shine. Next, apply MoroccanOil Hydrating Styling Cream mid way from the back of hair to the ends, then blow dry hair straight with a round brush. Create a deep side part, pull hair back, and spray with MoroccanOil Luminous Hairspray. Comb the hair with a wide tooth comb and pull right side of hair diagonally over left and pin above the nape of the neck with a hair barrette to match the color of your hair. Pin down horizontally or vertically to create a pattern. Finish the look with MoroccanOil Luminous Hairspray and MoroccanOil Glimmer Shine Spray.

To recreate the ponytail, gather strands back into a ponytail and spray with MoroccanOil Luminous Hairspray. Add horizontal hair clips and finish with MoroccanOil Glimmer Shine Spray.

GET THE LOOK MAKEUP: All makeup by MAC. Prep skin with Studio Finish Concealer for a light and fresh look. Line the top of the eyes and outer creases with Antique Eye Shadow, blending out further with a very soft brush. Apply Diva Lipstick in the outer and inner creases for a soft definition. Curl lashes and coat with Haute and Naughty Mascara in Black. Smooth on Pinch 'o' Peach Blush onto the apples of the cheek and finish look with Sugar Rimmed DazzleGlass Gloss.

Soft and pretty nails at Carolina Herrera Spring 2011. Photo: Dana L. Oliver

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