Rachel Roy Spring 2012: Backstage Beauty

Chic Twists and Braided Buns at Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy Spring 2012: Backstage Beauty

Spring 2012 Fashion Week has produced some of the most wearable makeup and hairstyles around, and now you can place Rachel Roy's Spring 2012 show beauty look in your must-try file. Inspired by the modern, Asian influences seen in Rachel's collection, hair guru Ted Gibson developed a style that was a mix between both masculine (the sleekness at the front) and feminine (the twisted, braided bun).

He began by prepping the models' hair with his brand's Fix It Gel. Once the hair was blow-dried, he created a side part, twisted the sides back, and then braided the hair into a bun at the nape; Tame It lotion provided shine, while Beautiful Hold hair spray kept it all in place. A big silver barrette attached at the back proved to be a chic finishing touch.

For the makeup, Bobbi Brown went for a more monochromatic look, with Rose Gold lip gloss ("It looks good on everyone," Brown says) on the lips and Rose Gold eye shadow (available for Spring) on the lids. Various shades in the Bronze Shimmer Brick were applied to the eyes to adapt the color based around the models' skin tones. And if you're not one for dramatic daytime makeup looks, do what Brown did for the show: in lieu of liner, use an intensive black mascara (her version is out in Spring) to bring out the eyes and provide contrast to the pink tones.

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