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As Fashion Week wrapped, we were left with a ton of amazing, fresh new looks to sort through, analyze and most importantly, glean inspiration from. So many of the looks at the various shows were stunning and bold, but by far, the pre-Raphaelite-esque makeup at Nanette Lepore stole the show[s], in my estimation.

Aside from the dead giveaway of Waterhouse-inspired siren red hair (pictured above), the slightly dewier faces with bold red lips, dainty but defined lashes and moon-silver eyes seem to have stepped straight off of a post-Medieval canvas. Here are four products that will lend the same other-worldly sheen to your look.

1.) Eyeshadow: Depending on your skin tone, you could opt for a gold or silver here- a pale gold seems to work on most skin tones, though. To duplicate this look, a wash of a neutral shimmer across the lid makes a fantastic base when closely matched to your bare skin. Precision isn’t super-important with this look, as there’s a bit of a halo effect inherent to it. Follow with a far paler gold shimmer and a smaller brush around tear ducts to create the fairy-like glow. NARS single shadows in Voyage and Abyssinia would replicate this look admirably- and the sleek black compacts always feel so chic in your makeup bag.

2.) Bed head hair: Fall 2011’s shows were dominated by undone, natural hair. Nanette Lepore’s models featured easy to imitate upbraids, a super old-school answer to bad hair days. A clarifying shampoo like Frederick Fekkai‘s will extend the shelf life of blowouts for easier styling, and a dry shampoo like Klorane‘s will create texture and absorb excess oil to further create sexily disheveled locks.

3.) Assertive red lips: Browned down, more demure red lips were notably absent in favor of cheeky blue or orange based red pouts. Bobbi Brown’s reds seem to be foolproof even in bolder shades, and Bobbi Brown Vintage Red or Bobbi Brown Vixen red are fantastic, vibrant hues to emulate this intense look.

4.) Coquettish lashes: Lashes in this collection took a backseat to lips and silvery eyes. A good curler and two light coats of mascara are pretty much all that’s needed to replicate the style- Vincent Longo’s mini curler enhances lashes in an understated way, and a classic, light mascara like Lancôme’s Definicils will define them without piling on the product.

Which beauty trends for Fall/Winter 2011 do you like best? Do you have a go-to red or shimmery base shadow?

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  2. Gorgeous! So old Hollywood but also quite natural. Like Veronica Lake played by Kim Basinger in that movie.

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