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Belle Paris: Best Makeup from the Spring 2012 Runways

If there was one consistent beauty trend across the board backstage during Paris Fashion Week, it’s that the fresh face is back for Spring 2012. A lot of nude lips were present and the brown smokey eye is bound to be the go-to day-to-night look for next season. Whether designers were trying to channel Mary Poppins or Grace Kelly, cosmetic geniuses behind the beauty worked their magic to round-out the shows backstage. Click to see our favorites after the jump.

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With a big focus on tailoring for Spring 2012, Riccardo Tisci designed one of the most wearable Givenchy collections to date. The makeup was very on par with this idea as nude eyes and a lightly glossed lip let the models’ true beauty shine through. Tiny, shiny, heart-ish shaped bits placed directly beneath the lower lash lines reflected Tisci’s mermaid inspiration for the line.

Written by Amanda Gabriele

I stole my first pair of platforms from the Spice Bus in 1997 when Anglophilia was all the rage. Collector of vintage bags, vinyl and kitchen appliances. My dream of becoming a butcher is momentarily on hiatus so I can teach you how to wear muumuus and apply false eyelashes. Follow me on Twitter @CrystlMeatballs.