Alice + Olivia Spring 2011 Backstage Beauty

Coral lips pop at Alice + Olivia Spring 2011. Photo: Dana L. Oliver for StyleList

Backstage at Alice + Olivia's Spring 2011 presentation at New York Fashion Week, the models look like they were headed out for a night on the town donning playful chignons and curls and statement-making pouts.

HAIR: Ric Pipino for Revolution In Cut
MAKEUP: Romero Jennings for MAC Cosmetics
NAILS: TracyLee Percival for Luxe by TracyLee
SNAPSHOT: Pretty Young Things

THE SCOOP: Alice + Olivia's Spring 2011 collection is bursting with fun and flirty going out pieces and to complement designer Stacey Bendet's creations, lead makeup artist Romero Jennings wanted the girls to look like beautiful angels. "There's a lot of coral, as well as red in the collection but I didn't want it to match. I wanted to do something that would give it impact," said Jennings. "The power is in the mouth, the eyes are really soft, and the skin is neutral."

Hairstylist Ric Pipino perfected three different styles including a messy chignon, pig-tailed-like chignons, and simple, flowing tendrils that complemented the girls' personalities. Manicurist TracyLee dressed the models digits in custom Minx nails including polka dots, metallic gold, and flowers.

GET THE LOOK - HAIR: All hair products by Revolution In Cut. To recreate the unpolished chignon, spry hair with Lift Me to add volume and brush through. Gather strands and pin into a bun at the top of the head. For the double chignon, repeat the same steps, but fashion two imperfect buns on the sides of the head. The wavy tendrils were achieved by blowing the hair dry, using Smooth Me to tame flyaways, and then using a curling iron to create the waves.

Youthful chignons and tendrils at Alice + Olivia Spring 2011. Photo: Wendell Teodoro, Getty Images


GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All makeup by MAC Cosmetics. Keep skin natural and fresh by smoothing on Face and Body Foundation and using very little concealer. Dust eyelids with Goldmine and Gold Pigment. Curl lashes and apply Haute and Naughty Mascara to root of the lashes. Contour cheeks using Bone Beige Rich Coral Cream Color Base, blending softly into the apples of cheeks. Finish by applying Virgin Isle Cream Color Base and Acid Orange Neon Pigment to the lips and set with Prep and Prime Translucent Powder.

GET THE LOOK - NAILS: Nails by Minx. Get funky and apply the fun nail coverings and switch things up by mixing up the patterns!
Alice + Olivia Spring 2011 Backstage Beauty

Polka dot Minx nails pop up at Alice + Olivia Spring 2011. Photo: Dana L. Oliver for StyleList