09/15/2011 05:17 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Backstage Beauty: Red Eyes, Red Lips & Rita Hayworth Curls at Anna Sui Spring 2012


The inspiration: Rita Hayworth, Karen Elson, the color red.

Makeup: Makeup artist Pat McGrath created this red-centric look by applying CoverGirl Simply Ageless Blush in Lush Berry to both the cheeks and lips. She then added a vertical white stripe down the middle of the lid with Smoky ShadowBlast in Onyx Smoke. Eyes were finished with a coat of LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara. The bold red lips were a combination of CoverGirl LipPerfection in shades Tempt and Hot, along with a new Anna Sui lipstick (#461); all three will be available next year.

Hair: The big, Rita Hayworth-esque curls were inspired by what lead hairstylist Garren calls "a modern day Karen Elson." He wound the models' hair into tight pin curls, then clipped them in to set. Afterward he sprayed in Garren New York Designing Spray Tonic and brushed out their hair, creating full, loose, slightly poofy curls.


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