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02/12/2013 03:24 pm ET

New York Fashion Week Backstage Beauty: Big '40s Hair And A Classic Red Lip At Marc By Marc Jacobs Fall 2013 (PHOTOS)

The hair couldn't have been bigger -- and the atmosphere couldn't have been more frenzied backstage -- at Marc by Marc Jacobs' fall 2013 show.

The inspiration for the frizzy pin-curl look was a '40s-era woman, and the genius behind it all was Redken stylist Guido Palau. "We didn't want it to feel symmetrical or too perfect, the back-brushing gives a teased effect, a little crazy," said Palau. To achieve the look, he worked in Redken Guts Volumizing Spray, blow-dried the models' hair, then used a curling iron to form pin-curls. Once the curls were set, they were brushed out to create major volume. Palau set the style with a healthy blast of Redken Versatile Working Spray.

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Shiseido makeup artist Dick Page was on hand to create the glossy red lip. "The collection's quite ladylike, a bit more prim than usual," he told us backstage. "We ended up mixing two reds to get this tomatoe-y red. It's very painted." The two reds in question were Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Sanguine and Drama. Page kept the rest of the look fairly simple. "The skin is quite pure, there's no blush," he explained. "The eye has a little beige cream shadow all the way around with a little black liner on the outer corner of the upper eyelid. The brow is just brushed and accentuated with a little bit of powder." He finished the retro look with a swipe of black mascara.

See more photos from backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs, then check out all of our New York Fashion Week coverage here.

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