Hair and makeup at Tadashi Shoji Fall 2011

Glowing angels inspired the beauty look at Tadashi Shoji Fall 2011. Photo: Thomas Concordia/WireImage

Backstage at Tadashi Shoji's Fall 2011 fashion show in New York, makeup and hair maintained an understated elegance in order to balance out a collection big on feminine accents like rosettes and feathers.
MAKEUP: Luc Bouchard for MAC Cosmetics
HAIR: Rodney Cutler for Cutler / Redken Salons
NAILS: Josephine More for China Glaze
SNAPSHOT: The Angelic Feminine

THE SCOOP: Known for his feminine elegance and clean lines, Tadashi Shoji upheld his trademark style with a Fall 2011 beauty look that exemplified pretty and soft -- from touchable hair right down to sheer pink fingertips.

"Tadashi said he wanted the girls to look angelic, like they're going to take flight," said Bouchard. Skin was "blurred" with creamy foundation, and pearlized powder highlighter set eyelids, cheekbones and the cupid's bow with a celestial-like shimmer.

Cream blush was applied on both lips and cheeks for a natural flush. "Using a cream-based blush on your lips makes it look very fleshy and natural," said Bouchard.

Cutler counted his seventh season as the lead stylist for Shoji, adding that the designer asked him to "keep it simple" so as not to interfere with the rich accents of the clothing. Hair was flatironed straight and then lightly backcombed for bounce, with three bobby pins sweeping a section of hair off to the side in ornamental fashion.

Tips and toes were outfitted in a sheer gauzy pink, which More said added a sense of innocence to the collection's vibe.

GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All makeup by MAC. Apply Match Master foundation -- which will debut in September -- to create a creamy base. Blend the nude Moleskin eye shadow, which will likely launch in the fall under the name MAC Attack, from lid to brow bone. Finish with coats of Haute & Naughty mascara. Sweep Mineralize Skin Finish on top of cheekbones, over lids and tracing the cupid's bow of the lip. Dab and blend Blush Baby Blush on both cheeks and lips, finishing with Lip Conditioner to hydrate and melt into skin.

GET THE LOOK: - HAIR: Prep fine hair with Cutler's Volumizing Spray, or regular hair with Redken's Sheer Straight. Then flatiron hair into stick-straight style. Gently backcomb the crown roots in order to give height to hair for more bounce as you strut down the runway, and finish by side-parting a front section of hair to the side, and securing with three bobby pins placed closely together like a barrette.

GET THE LOOK - NAILS: All products by China Glaze. Apply just one coat of sheer pink Innocence to both fingertips and toes, followed by Fast Forward topcoat.