A model poses at Behnaz Sarafpour Sping 2011. Photo: Getty Images



At Behnaz Sarafpour's Spring 2011 collection, a pretty, practical girl who's not afraid to wear white in the garden and get her nails dirty influenced the makeup with a touch of beige and gold, and elaborate yet versatile braided coif.

MAKEUP: Luc Bouchard for MAC Cosmetics
HAIR: Ashley Javier for Kérastase Paris
NAILS: Roxanne Valinoti for CND
SNAPSHOT: Garden Party

THE SCOOP: Behnaz Sarafpour took time in the garden as her inspiration for Spring 2011, producing a collection ripe with delicate cut-outs, light, and airy fabrics, with some lace interplay. The beauty elaborated on this theme via the "garden nail" by CND - a short to medium length almost flesh-toned color rimmed with silver chrome on the edges, to give the illusion that one had been out working in the garden.

The final look. Photo: Getty Images

The hair resulted in a beautiful, up-swept intricate French braid that Ashleigh Javier for Kérastase Paris says 'felt sculptural, very serious, with structure and execution. We did child-like, French braids but not a cornrow - there are four rows here with a side part, that can actually last for a week, and can be multi-purpose hair."

Over at the makeup table, Luc Bouchard described his look as 'peaceful, serene, soft-inspired makeup, inspired by nature when someone is relaxed and surrounded by beautiful things," which meant pale gold eyes and a touch of bronzer paired with shell beige lip color.

GET THE LOOK- MAKEUP:
Start with the Mac Face and Body Foundation in a shade best matching the skin tone, to get the look of "eggshell coverage." Apply the new Mineralize Bronzer Give Me Sun, but just at the temples and the high cheekbones for a dash of color. On the eyes use the new eye kohl called I Get a Kick, a pale gold color, and add the a new Mega Metal Shadow color in Dalliance which is a creamy formulation, coming out for spring 2011. Finish off with the lips in a pale beige shade from the Mac Pro Longwear Lipstick in Supremely Confident. The goal is to have some texture to the face, some makeup, but less than usual.

GET THE LOOK-HAIR: The essence of this look is just two to three products and making the braided aspect as simple as possible to duplicate at home. First divide hair into workable parts, and work through the Elixir Ultime (to be launched in November 2011), a product that adds body, fullness, healthiness, and shine to hair, comprised of maize oil, argan oil, camellia oil, and pracaxi oil. Working with the smaller sections, incorporate the pieces together to make one, long braid. Use a skinny pony tail holder, like a clear elastic one, and use u-shaped pins to secure into place. Spray all over with either Double Force Controle Ultime Hair Spray for extra-strength hold, or the Kérastase VolumActive Hair Spray for fine hair.

Photo: Getty Images



GET THE LOOK-NAILS: In order to achieve the "garden nail" look, Go for a flesh tone nail color to start - Valinoti recommends what was used in the show, the Perfectly Bare spring 2011 CND color, and only apply one coat, or pick a color that is not sheer. The easiest way to get the chrome rim is to apply just a touch of silver polish to a cotton swab and thinly apply to the tip of the nail. Finally, put on Air Dry Top Coat to complete the look. For the show, artificial nails were used, and for a quick application of them, Valinoti uses craft glue dots so that the model's nails aren't damaged and can easily remove the nails afterward.

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