STYLE
09/11/2011 11:35 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Backstage Beauty: Dripping Wet Hair & Smudgy Liner At Alexander Wang Spring 2012

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The inspiration: 90s Urban

Makeup: The look -- under lead makeup artist Diane Kendall's direction -- was decidedly understated. The upper and lower lids were lined with MAC Eye Pencil in Black, then smudged up a bit. A bit of MAC Creamstick Liner in Black was also applied very close to the lash line. Same with the lips: "Nothing too pink," says Kendall. "There's a sporty, raw edge to the clothes, that's what we did here."

Hair: The wet hair trend continues, but this time it's dripping wet. Or at least appears to be per lead stylist Guido Palau. He started by working in Redken Full Frame Mousse to bring out each of the models' natural hair texture. He then created a messy center part with his finger: "No comb, it looks too uptight," says Palau. To ensure the wet look would last, he added Redken Glass Serum through the ends.

Nails: Similar to Prabal Gurung, Jin Soon Choi (along with Sally Hansen) created a trio of polish colors to complement Wang's spring collection. Parchment, a semi-transparent milky shade was the color used for the show. "He didn't want a glassy look," says Choi. They kept it simple with literally one stroke of polish, skipping the base and top coat. The others colors -- which will be available next April -- include Oxblood, a deep burgundy red, and Petrol, a strong navy with hints of teal.

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