Photo: Ben Hider, Getty Images

MAKEUP: Nathan Johnson
HAIR: Jon Reyman for Aveda
SNAPSHOT: Bright spring in the depths of winter

THE SCOOP: Project Runway alum Leanne Marshall's Fall 2010 fashion collection was forward thinking, but thoroughly seeded in the here and now. "She likes to push the limit," said hair stylist Jon Reyman. Known for a heavy use of architectural elements in her designs, this collection tempered Marshall's signature structure with ethereal sensibilities. The hair and beauty team complemented the collection with bold, smoky eyes paired with bee-stung lips and silky curls.

Hair stylist Jon Reyman focused on creating a fun look with smooth and silky texture "I was aiming for a marriage of flatness and texture and I wanted the hair to be off the neck to expose Leanne's beautiful designs,"said Reyman. "I have noticed the recent hair trends as being fun and interesting, bigger, softer and smoother. As the economy adjusts, people will want to go back to feeling more elegant and put together with smooth and chic hairstyles."

Nathan Johnson has worked with Leanne since her first days on Season Five of Project Runway and knows how to create a look to accompany her standout designs. "I wanted to take a springtime look and make it winter in an effortless manner," said Johnson. "Leanne's clothes float down the runway and I wanted the makeup to look really effortless and transient. I wanted to frame the eyes with a winter heaviness that is lifted by a pop of bright color that captivates the face."

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GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: For the face, apply foundation and just a touch of contour under the cheekbones to show off the cheeks. "The blush should be an afterthought, for just a slight glow," said Johnson. Press a white cream eyeshadow on the lid. Follow by applying the blue shadow over the white. "With the white underneath you get a true read of the deep blue color and an extraordinary pop." For lips, lightly apply sheer burgundy shade for a bee-stung look.

GET THE LOOK - HAIR: All products by Aveda. Blow dry hair, then smooth with a flat iron. Part at the center and apply Volumizing Tonic. Take a Mason Pierson Brush and pinch from the scalp as you back comb the hair. Follow by individually wrapping vertical sections of hair around a large-barrel curling iron. Place the curls, gently pull the hair back off the neck, and spray it in place.

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