Bright orange for lips (and nails) at Rebecca Taylor. Photo: Kristian Dowling, Getty Images for IMG

MAKEUP: Rie Omoto for M.A.C.
HAIR: Dai Michishita for Cutler
SNAPSHOT: Strong & Sexy Femmes

THE SCOOP: A Rebecca Taylor customer knows how to be sexy without having to resort to showing a lot of skin, so the hair and makeup reflected this sense of confidence. Omoto created makeup looks that require some guts -- bronze, glittery eye makeup and super bold, matte orange lips. Hair followed suit, with a polished, no-room-for-mistakes bun in the shape of a bow tie.

GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All makeup by M.A.C. Omoto blended Eye Kohl pencil liner in Costa Riche (a chocolate brown) onto the lids and then pressed loose gold sparkles from the M.A.C. Pro line on top. The lips were a work of art -- Omoto layered Paint Stick in Basic Red with Cream Color Base in Virgin Isle, then mattified the color with loose orange pigment from M.A.C. Pro.
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Bow tied hair at Rebecca Taylor. Photo: Courtney Dunlop


GET THE LOOK - HAIR: Do not try this at home! Rodney Cutler of Cutler Salon explained that it took three people to create the bow tie chignons for the models (most of it done on hairpieces and then attached to the models' heads). But you can get the idea at home -- Cutler said that a clean middle part and a polished bun at the nape of the neck can give the same effect. "If you can't do a bow on yourself," he said, "do a twisty bun in back and turn it on its side do you can fan out some of the hair for the same effect." Use Cutler Flyaway Stick to smooth any renegade stray hairs.