At yesterday's Valentino spring couture show, the hair and makeup were classically elegant with a modern twist.

Instead of red lipstick, models wore a bold electric pink shade. Continuing a theme from fall, the eyeliner was black and winged. And instead of neutral bronzed skin, the blush was shimmery and far from subtle.

I love when designers go all out like this instead of showing their gorgeous collections paired with bed-head hair and natural makeup. If high fashion is what you crave, be sure and check out the fabulous clothes from the spring 2008 couture shows.

And for step-by-step instructions on how to get gorgeous glowing cheeks, read more.

  • STEP 1: Begin by exfoliating skin, so you have a smooth, clear surface. Follow with a moisturizer and then a primer to create the appearance of tight pores.
  • STEP 2: Next, apply a little bit of concealer under your eyes and to any red areas to even out the tone. Next, take any liquid bronzing gel and apply it all over your face, neck and decolletage, blending well so that there are no visible and unnatural dark patches.
  • STEP 3: To create this pow of color and shimmer, dab your index and middle finger into a deep pink cream blush like Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Cream Blush in Retro Rouge and dot it on the apples of your cheeks. Continue to dot the blush along your cheekbones all the way to your ears. Now blend in short upward strokes. Lastly, dab your favorite luminizer on the tip of your nose, along your cheekbones and on your temples and blend well. Magnifique!