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Two-Toned Topknots And Extraterrestrial Eye Makeup At L.A.M.B. Spring 2012: Backstage Beauty

09/11/2011 08:06 pm 20:06:34 | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Hair and makeup at L.A.M.B. Spring 2012 show. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

THE INSPIRATION: The beauty of the Indian woman.

HAIR:"We love the black hair. We love the kohl. And we love that whole exotic element," said Danilo, lead hairstylist for Pantene, on the collection's muse. "But we really needed to bring it to today and make it young and cool."

He used Pantene Beautiful Lengths Smoothing Balm to slick the models hair into a high ponytail and secured it with hooked elastics. Next, Danilo placed a drawstring ponytail extension on top and pulled natural locks through. He twisted all of the hair into a knot, allowing it to fall onto itself. He roughed it up by releasing a few pieces, but added a touch of softness with face-framing pieces. To finish, the stylist spritz on Pantene Medium-Thick Hairspray for a harder hold.

Hair and makeup at L.A.M.B. Spring 2012 show. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

MAKEUP: Makeup artist Charlotte Willer for Maybelline started by evening out the girls' complexion with Fit Me Foundation and Pressed Powder. Then she created an edgy, angular eye look using loads of mascara, black liner and gray shadow from the Maybelline Pink Persuasion Eye Studio Color Plush palette. Willer brought warmth to the face with Maybelline Blush in Deep Rose Pink and Color Sensational Pop Sticks lip color.

NAILS: Essie celebrity manicurist Elle enhanced models' natural nails with two coats of Bobbing for Bubbles (available Winter 2012), a creamy slate gray-blue shade that paired well with the pastels and patterns found in Gwen Stefani's spring collection.

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