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"At Jason Wu, Diane Kendal got the glitter shadow to stick with something very simple: water. She dipped her brush in water, then glitter, and swept the blend over models' lids."—Maura Lynch, senior beauty editor
"Pat McGrath previewed a new golden cream from Cover Girl at Anna Sui that works as shadow or highlight. She did a sort of smudgy rust-colored eye that was a great departure from the pinkish-red shadows of last season."—Jean Godfrey-June, executive beauty director
"Backstage at Jeremy Scott, the makeup artist for MAC, Kabuki, created this outlandish magenta cat eye then smoothed metallic, shimmery shadow on top to fade it out and make it more wearable. That's a great trick in general—making bold colors that verge on costume-y sleeker by smoothing metallic, shimmery shadow over them." —Megan O'Neill, associate beauty editor
"There are three great Nars The Multiple sticks coming for spring—two blush-ish shades, one bronze—that work for cheeks, lips, eyes and highlight. They're so versatile that Diane Kendal used little else at Thakoon and the look was so gorgeous and clean. James Kaliardos used the same three sticks at Rodarte to create a tanner-looking LA girl sort of look. Must. Buy."—Jean Godfrey-June, executive beauty director
"To make the dark red lip at Helmut Lang look less tough, makeup artist Hannah Murray used a dome brush around the edges to create a diffused finish."—Sarah Ferguson, assistant digital producer
"At Proenza Schouler, Diane Kendal put lip balm on the eyelids, which gave eyes a really cool, fresh, dewy look. And hairstylist Paul Hanlon left conditioner in models' hair to get what he calls 'skinny hair.'"—Maura Lynch, senior beauty editor
"To fake a bare-faced look, James Kaliardos defined lashes by using a small, flat brush to apply black eyeliner into the lash roots. For contour he swept a matte taupe eye shadow through the brows and down to the inner corner of the eye." —Sarah Ferguson, assistant digital producer
"Backstage at Narciso Rodriguez, Shiseido's Dick Page said the best way to look instantly more awake and refreshed (during fashion week, especially) is to wear blush to 'create a gorgeous flush that even makes your eyes look whiter.'"—Megan O'Neill, associate beauty editor
"For a slept-in look, Mally Roncal put liquid liner on the top of her hand and then used a fluffy brush to feather it underneath the bottom lash line."—Sarah Ferguson, assistant digital producer
"Backstage at Kate Spade I asked Deborah Lippmann how to do a French manicure, because my hand is never steady enough to draw the line. She said to put your hand down on a table and put the brush parallel to the table. Then you turn your nail to the side and you set the brush on the nail where you want the French tip to be and all you do is roll your finger—you don't even have to move the brush!"—Emily Gaynor, beauty assistant
"At Oscar de la Renta, Gucci Westman swirled three Revlon eyeshadows together—brown, purple a short of champagne-ish shimmer—with a large, soft shadow brush and did a sheer wash over the entire lid with it. She kept brushing on new layers, and the result was polished yet undone…breezy, feminine perfection. 'I'm over the 'put this shade here, put that one there' thing,' she sighed. 'Just mix it all together with a light touch.'"—Jean Godfrey-June, executive beauty director
"Odile Gilbert created a beachy ponytail at Creatures of the Wind using only a pin. Here's how: Create a small braid underneath the hair, coil and pin against head. Now that you've got an anchor, take a small piece of hair from behind the ear, twist and wrap around the loose lengths. Secure piece into the pin/anchor."—Sarah Ferguson, assistant digital producer