Hair and makeup at Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011. Jemal Countess, Getty Images

The mood of the day backstage at the Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 show was decidedly natural and low-key. Makeup consisted of highlighted cheeks, and hair was blown out into a bouncy, shiny finish.

MAKEUP: Dick Page for Shiseido
HAIR: Guido Palau for Redken
NAILS: Zoya
SNAPSHOT: Natural, Minimal Beauty

THE SCOOP: The latest Marc by Marc Jacobs collection was, unsurprisingly, filled with casual but eye-catching clothes sure to find their way into many wardrobes. Minimal-effort hair and makeup looked fresh, pretty and universally flattering.

"It's about as close to nothing as you can get," said Page. "Marc's clothes are full of color and have timeless style, so I wanted the faces to be naturally beautiful. It's not makeup-y makeup." He smoothed a rich night cream onto the models' skin, brushed eyebrows into place and dusted a loose powder all over. He swirled a brush into luminous coral, rose, pink, peach, white and gold powders, "according to what looks best on each girl's face." Lips got just a touch of balm, and Page was done. "In real life, you might want to add mascara and some highlighter," he said. "It's nice to leave everything else alone if you do a brighter blush like this."

"This hair is very non-Marc. Like a Breck girl, it's very shiny and not at all grungy," said Palau. "It's like the girl wearing it is rich, or at least pretending to be!" He used only one product, a medium-hold gel, before blow-drying and setting the hair into large, easy waves. After they set, he "aerated" it with a wide-tooth comb, leaving it smooth and bouncy. "It has an easy sophistication," he said. "It's what I think of as being East Coast American -- just thick, shiny and polished and almost a little preppy."

A creamy, semi-opaque "ballerina pink" was painted onto the nails to reflect the simple and spare feel of the makeup.

GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All makeup by Shiseido. Prep skin with Future Solution LX Night, a luxuriously rich cream that Page calls "bank but worth it." Apply Translucent Loose Powder all over the face, then use a large, fluffy blush brush to dust Luminizing Satin Face Color onto the apples of the cheeks and across the bridge of the nose. Brush brows into place and dab on Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment for a hint of dewiness.

GET THE LOOK - HAIR: Work Redken Velvet Gelatine 07 Cushioning Blow Dry Gel into damp hair. Blow-dry, coaxing the hair up and away from the crown to add volume at the roots. Roll sections of hair (smaller or larger, depending on desired waviness) around your fingers -- like giant pin curls -- and clip in place to set. Use a wide-tooth comb to smooth each section, allowing the hair to fall into its natural part.

GET THE LOOK - NAILS: Zoya Lacquer in Laurie.