Spring Beauty: 3.1 Phillip Lim and Sophie Theallet

More hot beauty looks from New York Fashion Week

Sophie Theallet Spring/Summer ’11 backstage; Photo courtesy of NARS

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/Summer ’11 backstage; Photo courtesy of NARS

The show: 3.1 Phillip Lim
Stand-out trend: Nude lips and sculpted cheeks
Inspiration: “The looks are best described by saying they have the spirit of a modern female dandy- city girls in their strength but subtly whimsical,” said designer Phillip Lim. “Each girl is elegant with a sense of buoyancy.”
About the look: “Youthful elegance was what we were aiming for,” said Lisa Butler for NARS Cosmetics who created look. No shine…polished, radiant skin “with dimension through sculpted cheeks.”

The show: Sophie Theallet
Stand-out trend:  Smoky eyes and glossy red lips
Inspiration: Mexican singer Chavela Vargas
About the look: “We wanted to fuse together both color and light,” said Lena Koro, NARS International Makeup Artist. “Polished and bright – and coinciding with the prints of the clothing.”