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Stunning Beauty Looks From Around the World

The diverse inspiration behind some of the coolest beauty looks at fashion week
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Architectural Hair from Japan
In keeping with the collection's Japanese theme at Tibi, stylist Frank Rizzieri added a structured twist to the traditional straight hairstyle. To get what he called a "clean, sleek, more architectural look," hair was parted down the center before securing it away from the face using a bungee cord at the crown of the head. To give it a modern edge, he added a slight bend at the back of the hair and left the ends straight, making sure to tame any flyways by spraying a fine-toothed comb with Aveda Air Control and adding Aveda Dry Remedy Oil to keep hair glossy.

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Egyptian Queen Makeup
The theme at Cushnie et Ochs was Egyptian royalty, and Maybelline Global Makeup Artist Yadim Carranza gave models a graphic black cat eye that he described as "Cleopatra goes to the Hamptons."

To get the modern-day Cleopatra look, Yadim kept the face clean, slightly contouring the cheeks, before turning his focus to the eyes. He applied Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Leathers 24HR Cream-Gel Shadow in Dramatic Black in a thick, straight-across line to the upper eyelid. To balance out the bold eye, Yadim filled in brows and swiped Baby Lips Lip Balm in Quenched over the eyelids to add a bit of shine.

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Sumo Wrestler-Inspired Chignons
Hair stylist Orlando Pita created a sleek, structured knot for Carolina Herrera's spring collection, which was influenced by Japan. To get what Orlando dubbed the "sumo-wrestler knot," he generously sprayed Biosilk Firm Hold Finishing Spray before pulling the hair into a looped ponytail. Once the ponytail was secure, he spritzed even more hairspray onto the knot so that it would stand up on its own. Then, he finished it off with serum for shine.

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Makeup for an African Safari
The African safari-inspired collection at Ralph Lauren meant a mix of camo-colored pants and blouses in classic cuts with pops of color in the form of bright evening gowns and oversized jewels. In keeping with the glammed-up safari theme, makeup artist Tom Pecheaux stuck to bronzed, sun-kissed skin and peachy cheeks. For added glow, he applied a line of gold shimmer powder to the inner corners of the eyes and along the lower lashline, opting to keep lips natural with a bit of Chapstick.

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Makeup and Hair From the Pacific Islands
The Polynesian-inspired floral prints and silk robes at Thakoon were given an underwater, island vibe with ocean-inspired makeup and hair. Makeup artist Diane Kendal created a "just out of the water" glossy makeup look, and hairstylist Odile Gilbert went with a pulled back style that appeared to be wet.

For the makeup, Kendal focused on glowing skin, prepping with Nars Skin Luminous Moisture Cream and Optimal Brightening Concentrate before applying concealer and foundation. To give eyes a wet sheen, she applied Nars Triple X Lip Gloss on the eyelids.

To get the same wet look for the hair, Gilbert applied Kérastase Forme Fatale from the top of the head to the mid-length of the hair. After straightening, she took two small sections of hair from either side of the head and tied them into a knot at the back before double knotting. To finish the look, she applied Gloss Appeal before setting in place with hairspray.

Hairstylists, makeup artists and manicurists get their inspiration everywhere -- from the local farmers market to the gardens of Tokyo. Lately, it seems like the trend is leaning towards the latter -- the more exotic and far-flung, the better.

At spring 2015 New York Fashion Week, designers flaunted their around-the-world influences. From the African safari vibe at Ralph Lauren to the Nepalese tribal scene at Prabal Gurung, these beauty looks had us globetrotting (and time traveling) without leaving the fashion tents.
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