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The French Girl's Guide To No-Makeup Makeup

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    It's been a year since design darling David Koma started as the artistic director of Mugler, the French fashion house that epitomizes the strong, sexy, and shoulder-padded woman of the '80s. Koma's penchant for sharp tailoring, strong silhouettes, and graphic elements continue to bring that woman into modern territory.

    Her beauty game also gets a significant update. "The hair and makeup not only accents the pieces in the collection, but it also captures the Mugler woman's attitude, her identity, and how she presents herself to the world," Koma said before his pre-fall presentation in New York City yesterday.

    Who better to help than the inimitable Robin Black? The makeup artist dreamed up a fresh-faced, contemporary look, complete with matte pink lips. (Her pal, Charlie Taylor, complemented it with a chic, sleek-and-low ponytail.)

    "David created such an evocative and alluring collection, so a strong brow and a matte, nude lip is all that was needed to complete a feminine, yet powerful look," explained Virginie Courtin-Clarins, the director of brand development at Mugler. No-makeup makeup that's equal parts powerful and pretty? Sign us up. Click through for exclusive backstage photos and how-tos.

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