Bright orange lips at Milly by Michelle Smith Spring 2011. Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

Backstage at the Milly by Michelle Smith Spring 2011 fashion show at New York Fashion Week, a burst of coral-orange lips warmed the face, while wavy, tousled locks provided the perfect base for colorful head-topping turbans.

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MAKEUP: Romy Soleimani for MAC Cosmetics
HAIR: Kevin Ryan for R Session Tools
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THE SCOOP: Milly by Michelle Smith's Spring 2011 collection was awash in bold eastern-inspired prints that turned glamorous when paired with bright citrus lips, peach cheeks and long layers of naturally-styled hair.

The fresh-faced beauty look took its cue from cultured art collector Peggy Guggenheim, who was known for her decadent European sense of style. The brilliant orange lip was a mix of two lip creams and an all-over color base, and was balanced by neutral-yet-glossy lids and a touch of peach cream blush.

Hair struck the fine balance between "I don't care" and trying too hard. "Michelle said she didn't want the hair to be too pretty, but not ugly either. I went for a texture right in between curly and straight," Ryan told StyleList. A dry powder gave hair the kind of matte finish that was stylish during Guggenheim's era.

GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All products by MAC Cosmetics. Apply Mascara X over carefully curled lashes, and blend Gloss Texture all over lids. Apply Cream Color Base in Rich Coral from the apple of the cheek straight back to the bone. Mix Good to Go Pro Longwear Lipcream with Orange Lipmix and Devilish Orange Cream Color Base for a jolting coral-orange pout.

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GET THE LOOK - HAIR: "Hitting that perfect place between curly and straight takes work," said Ryan. First, flat iron clean, dry hair for a smooth texture, and then use a curling iron to loosely add just the slightest touch of wave to the hair. Finish with Oribe's Dry Texture Spray to add volume and a matte finish to locks.