Hair makeup Costello Tagliapietra

The colorful era of the late 60s inspired the makeup at Costello Tagliapietra. Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

Backstage at Costello Tagliapietra's Fall 2011 fashion show, the iconic eras of the '60s and '70s collided into a housewife-meets-disco look of seafoam-green eyes, orange-red lips and fabulously teased boufant hair.

MAKEUP: Lisa Butler for MAC Cosmetics
HAIR: Nelson Vercher for Rita Hazan
Nails: Angi Wingle for CND
SNAPSHOT: Jackie-O does disco

THE SCOOP: Costello Tagliapietra's Fall 2011 sheer illusion fabrics walked the line between constrained femininity of the '60s and unabashed sexuality of the '70s, which was reflected in the bold splashes of color and volume reigned in by purposeful application and the structure of pin curl sets.

"The models look like mannequins from the late-'60s department stores," said Victor Cembellin, MAC senior makeup artist. Eyes were bathed in a seafoam-green-meets-dirty-gray pastel shade, while lips demanded attention in an electric-orange burst of citrus red -- "just like vinyl furniture from that era," said Cembellin.

Meanwhile, hair reached new heights as an intense tease-out session followed a traditional curling set. "It's a nod to the America housewife of the late '60s, when teasing was falling out of fashion, but women just couldn't let go of it. It reflects the uptightness of the '60s, but with the looseness of the '70s," said Vercher.

Designers Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra provided CND with a seafoam swatch straight out of the collection, for which they made a custom blend comprised of four different colors to create a perfectly matched muted mint green. "It reminds me of spearmint gum. We were surprised to see just how great it looks on all different skin tones," said Wingle.

Makeup hair Costello Tagliapietra Fall 2011

Hair and makeup at Costello Tagliapietra Fall 2011. Photo: Grace Gold for StyleList

GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All makeup by MAC. Create a dewy complexion by evening out skin with cream foundation, and highlighting the top of cheekbones with a pearlescent glow. Line the bottom lash line with Powerpoint Pencil in So There Jade. Blend eye shadow in Shimmermoss on lids, up into crease and outward, as well as smudged over the bottom lash line. Build up two to three coats of Opulash mascara on top and bottom. Finish with a bright orangey-red lip liner -- which MAC will launch in the spring -- and a generous application of Lady Danger lipstick, followed by a dab of clear gloss on the center of the bottom lip.

GET THE LOOK - HAIR: Prep hair with Phytovolume and Phyto Intense Volume Mousse applied to the crown for height, and then separate strands into pin curls, allowing to set for at least 20 minutes. Take out pins and generously tease roots. Smooth locks and finish with a jumbo-barrel curling iron for loose waves. Spritz L'Oréal Elnett hair spray for hold.

GET THE LOOK - NAILS: All products by CND. Mix equal parts Brilliant White with Silver Chrome and add a few drops of Bicycle Yellow. Add half as few drops of Green Scene. Apply mixed shade in one coat, followed by Super Matte to add a texturized satin finish.

To see more of Costello Taglipietra check out this exclusive AOL video of the studio visit below: