MAKEUP: Pat McGrath for CoverGirl
SNAPSHOT: '70's Hippie Meets Prairie Girl
THE SCOOP: Anna Sui's Spring 2011 collection was '70's boho-chic personified, with soft hair and makeup that added levity to peasant tops, free-flowing long gauzy dresses and crowns of flowers and feathers.
Makeup was inspired by folk singer Joni Mitchell with its aura of organic and "undone" femininity. CoverGirl's NatureLuxe Silk Foundation (launching in January 2011) was used for a creamy complexion, topped by sheer peach cheeks, shimmering silver lids and a slightly bitten wash of translucent color balm on lips. "Applying the glitter to the inner corner of the eye and across the lid makes it look like she is glowing from within," said McGrath.
Hair took its cue from the late '70's movie Days of Heaven -- a prairie drama -- with its touchable and low-maintenance form. Models were either given a straight or slightly wavy texture, which was parted in the middle and accented by ornate floral, jeweled and feather headpieces. "Because the models are wearing headpieces, I'm keeping the style super simple as a base," said Garren.
GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All makeup by CoverGirl. While NatureLuxe Silk Foundation won't be available until January, you can use a creamy liquid foundation with satin finish for a similar look. Blend a silver theatrical glitter on lids and in towards the inner corners of the eyes, finishing with a couple coats of Lash Blast Fusion mascara. Apply Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Plush Peach on apples of the cheeks if you're fair-toned, and Lush Berry if you're deeper toned. Finish with a sheer tone lip balm for a touch of natural-looking color -- CoverGirl will also launch a new tinted balm stick early next year.
GET THE LOOK - HAIR: All products by Garren. For the wavy look, work Styling Cream through strands and braid to set a wave. Once dried, remove the braid and shake out hair for natural texture. For the straight look that some models wore in the show, spritz locks with the Designing Spray Tonic and blow-dry straight, finishing with a flat iron to seal in shine and shape.