Mercedes-Benz Fall ‘11 Fashion Week NYC: Vera Wang

To complement Vera Wang's new collection, which features a mix of structured and flowy designs, lead stylist for Moroccanoil Orlando Pita created a hair look that was both architectural and fluid at the same time. "The contrast of different textures is also important in this look," said Pita, who used only Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to achieve the style. "Hair on the top is shiny and smooth, falls completely back from the face, and becomes more matte as it's shaped into a voluminous pony-roll, with loose strands falling down the back." He slicked the front back back and pulled the rest of the hair into a low ponytail several inches below the nape of the neck. He then pushed the tied section of the ponytail up and over, criss-crossed two large pins across the elastic band, and pinned it to the nape of the neck.

Lucia Pieroni for Cle de Peau Beaute went for a classic American look from the 20s and 30s but made it tougher and stronger and slightly androgynous. She alternated charcoal and reddish brown eyeshadows on the different models, creating a smoky eye with no mascara. She used Extra Rich Lipstick in Albertine, a slightly sparkly peach, to add color and femininity to the lips. The skin was left pretty bare, with just some  Cream Eye Color in Moonlight to highlight the cheeks. Lead nail artist Myrdith Leon-McCormack painted Dior Ivory laquer on the nails to give them a classicly pretty sheer pink hue.


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