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Backstage Beauty: Donna Karan S/S 2011

15/09/2010 18:38 | Updated 22 May 2015

The look at Donna Karan Spring 2011. Photo: Getty Images

Donna Karan made waves with spilling hair, mixed metallic nails, and warm beige, bronze, gold makeup tones -- the perfect match for a collection inspired by 1930s pictures.

MAKEUP: Charlotte Tilbury for Mac Cosmetics

HAIR: Eugene Souleiman for Wella

NAILS: Deborah Lippmann for Deborah Lippmann

SNAPSHOT: 1930s with a Modern Twist

THE SCOOP: Donna Karan was inspired by 1930s sepia photographs for her spring 2011 signature collection, and the correlation was immediately made by the all-over cream and beige tones found on luxuriously rumpled garments found in the collection. The makeup strictly adhered to the color palette via the infusion of light beige, bronze, and golds, nails went for a mix between silver and gold, while hair had been created as "if the hair has been in the elements, a complete contrast to last season," explained Eugene Souleiman for Wella. The end result was rolled up, folded in half hair that made a loop, and created a bit of a wave in the back.

The look at Donna Karan Spring 2011. Photo: Getty Images

GET THE LOOK MAKEUP: Revolving around luminous skin with high shine on the cheekbone without specifically using any contour, get the same look by starting with Mac Face and Body Foundation. Add the foundation also to the eyebrows and the lips (just a touch), and then head over to the eyes with Indianwood Paint Pot. Add just a little bit of the mascara on the top lashes only to finish the look. To translate to a day look, Tilbury recommends making the top lid softer a bit softer, and using less color underneath.

GET THE LOOK HAIR: It is essentially side parted, flipped up, tucked in hair for the show, and start out with a blow dry, using a diffuser to achieve the look. While blowing out with a round brush. Create a deep, low side part, gathering all the hair into a ponytail in your hand, and fold the hair in half. From the base of the fold, tie it up with an elastic or string (and cut the ends off). Roll up the hair and flip it to the left side, which creates a big loop in the hair, moving from right to left.

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