The Inspiration: The Ming Dynasty meets 1940s Hollywood
Beauty at Jason Wu Fall 2012 show. Photo: Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images
Hair: Kerastase Paris stylist Odile Gilbert created a warrior ponytail that channeled "Tomb Raider's" Lara Croft. She prepped the models' hair with Fibre Architecte to smooth ends and boost shine. She then flat-ironed before gathering into a sleek, high ponytail. Extensions were added and the ends bluntly cut. For a surprising twist, she wrapped electrical tape around the holder. Gilbert finished with a blast of Double Force Controle Ultime Hairspray.
Makeup: "Jason Wu's fall collection is very rich and opulent so he wanted to reflect that in the face," said MAC Cosmetics lead artist Diane Kendal. Inspired by the collection's military touches, Kendal drew on a very defined eye using an emerald shadow that extended out in a shape she described as "Hollywood." Blush shades in Sculpt and Tenderling were applied to give cheeks a warm glow. Kendal slicked on black liner closely to the lids and then applied mascara. Brows were filled in heavily, while the lips were left bare.