09/08/2011 04:49 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Backstage Beauty: Spooky-Pretty Makeup At Rachel Antonoff Spring 2012

Photos: Myra Iqbal

The inspiration: A little Edward Gorey, a little Wednesday Addams, a little Shel Silverstein

Makeup: MAC Cosmetics senior artist Keri Blair wanted to create a graphic statement to go along with the show's Halloween feeling and black and white sets. She started by giving the models an intense eyebrow -- brushing brows upwards to simulate a wooly, haphazard effect. To channel Wednesday Addams, she then applied a pewtery-purple smoky eye (a blend of MAC's Wisteria and Copperplate shadows) which gave the models that sallow, haunted look. Blair then added a pop of Cremeblend Blush in Pink Shock to the cheeks. "Reminiscent of an old baby doll that's been painted, and then sort of drug out of the attic," says Blair. "That's sort of the makeup here -- a little spooky, a little sweet at the same time."