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5 Things We Learned From Pat McGrath and Guido Palau at Hugo Boss

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Hugo Boss spring 2016 beauty

The world-renowned makeup and hair masters share their secrets.

Illustrious makeup artist Pat McGrath and famed hairstylist Guido Palau have had a busy fashion week, working on shows including Givenchy (which drew A-listers like Julia Roberts and Kim Kardashian), Alexander Wang (similarly well attended), Victoria Beckham, Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 2 show and finally together, Hugo Boss on Wednesday.

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Their look for the models at Jason Wu’s presentation for the classic womenswear line: A modern, slight nod to the ‘90s via squared-off bright blue liner look and low, super-smooth ponytail.

Here, five things we learned from the talented team who also has a fantastic sense of humor. (McGrath introduced Palau to the press with a laugh by saying, “Now why don’t you bore the people with what you’re going to be doing with the hair?”)

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1. Bold blue liner works on every skin type, and it should be worn off the runway, too. 

“Just that little burst of color on the eyes, it does [work on everyone]. It does. Women are not so afraid — I’ve seen Instagram. They’re not afraid of makeup anymore; you don’t have to tell them how-to,” said McGrath.

2. This is the trick to stop the liner from smudging.

“To stop it from transferring we’re adding Zero Powder [by MUD] ($28).”

3. Use a hair oil before and after your blowout for smoothness.

“Use Redken Diamond Oil ($40) as a leave-in oil then blow-dry the hair super smooth,” says Palau. “I also finish the hair with it when it’s dry to take away any little frizzes and add a bit of shine.”

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4. “Modern hair is changeable.”

According to Palau, "I think women one day want to have their hair smooth and the next day natural and the next day they want to put a hot iron in it. I think women see people on the red carpet, they see celebrities with different hair styles every day, so they relate to that way of thinking.”

5. A little blush is good for you.

“It’s fresh skin, nude lips, a little bit of lip balm, a tiny bit of mascara… eyebrows groomed, skin perfected, and we might be adding a tiny swish of blush before they go out, for health,” says McGrath. Oh, and yes you can tag her. “@Patmcgrathreal boo boo, are you on Periscope? Get me a few more followers!”

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