Makeup at Marc Jacobs Fall 2011. Photo: Getty Images

Backstage at Marc Jacobs' Fall 2011 fashion show, the models' hair was pulled into supertight ponytails, and fresh faces boasted an icy flush.

MAKEUP: François Nars, founder and creative director of NARS Cosmetics
HAIR: Guido Palau for Redken
SNAPSHOT: Blushing Beauties

THE SCOOP: To unify Marc Jacob's multi-thread fall collection, the beauty teams created a perfectly polished look with just enough sass. Mane man Guido Palau fashioned the lithe ladies' locks into "sleek dominatrix-inducing ponytails."

"This look is a return to Marc's stylisticness, a beautiful profile that nods to a sense of uncomfortably strict perfection, complete with chinstraps that emphasize this dominatrix-like feel," said Palau. "Like the ponytails are almost like whips."

To achieve pin-straight strands, Palau used a flatiron down the entire length of locks and set with several coats of Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist for added shine.

A photograph of Jacobs and supermodel Christy Turlington flaunting really fresh skin and rosy cheeks was the inspiration behind, François Nars' flushed makeup look. "Marc wanted 'icy-cold cheeks,' and so the blush is drawn down in such a way that's unusual... unusual, but decadent. Like a Renaissance painting."

Hair at Marc Jacobs Fall 2011. Courtesy of Redken

GET THE LOOK - HAIR: All hair products by Redken (available April 2011). Apply 09 Protective Blow-Dry Gel to wet hair and blow-dry. Pull into a tight ponytail at the crown of the head. Wrap a piece of hair around the ponytail to cover the elastic and pin into place. Use a flatiron to perfect straight strands. Finish with several coats of Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist to add extra shine.

GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All makeup by NARS. Use concealer where necessary and brush on Lokoum Cream Blush from the apples of the cheeks and down toward mouth. Line top lids in Larger Than Life Long-Wearer Eyeliner in Via Veneto (available this fall) and coat lashes in Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara. For a matte, yet moisturized pout, finish with Greta Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment.