Classically beautiful at Carolina Herrera Spring 2010. Photo: Elizabeth Lippman for StyleList.com

MAKEUP: Diane Kendal for MAC
HAIR: Orlando Pita using Moroccanoil
NAILS: Jan Arnold with CND
SNAPSHOT: Fit for a Hollywood starlette

THE SCOOP: "I just want the girls to look really beautiful and gorgeous," says Herrera – and the beauty reflects a classic take on that. Eyes open up with soft definition and pouts are a kissable flush of your-lips-but-better natural pink. A headband with cascading threads of metallic bronze is painstakingly woven through a twist-and-knot updo. "Carolina told me it had to look special," says Pita. Nails are a sophisticated smoky purple, which "brings the amethysts and redwoods in the clothing to life," says Arnold.

Metallic brown headpieces were woven into chignons at Carolina Herrera Spring 2010. Photo: Melissa Goldberg




GET THE LOOK – MAKEUP: All makeup by MAC. Dust Retrospect over lid for a creamy base, and accent with Down Brown in the crease and outer corners. Finish with Fluidline Eye Liner in Blacktrack and a couple coats of black mascara. Twig lipstick gives the lips a natural, feminine glow.

GET THE LOOK – HAIR: Pita prepped hair with Moroccanoil Styling Crème, and tucked the headband into a front part, so that the metallic threads would flow through the hair. Then he twisted and pinned hair into an elegant updo and finished with Moroccanoil Luminizing Hair Spray (available in December) for hold.

GET THE LOOK – NAILS: All polishes by CND. First, a coat of Black Jack was applied, and then Muddy Rose was layered over it for a customized hue of smoky, heathered purple. "Layering your polishes to create more texturized, creative final shades is the big trend we're showing on the runways all week," adds Arnold.

- by Melissa Goldberg
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