Makeup artists backstage at Jonathan Saunders sunk their teeth into an after-dark look.

“Sexy vampires,” said makeup artist Lucia Pieroni, who was working with MAC Cosmetics. “The skin is slightly waxy and iridescent.”

Pieroni used MAC Strobe Cream to give skin a luminous quality and worked white pigment across cheeks, which were devoid of blush. Many models had their eyebrows bleached, too.

Using brown shades of eyeshadow she created a slightly smoky eye. “It’s very, very light,” she said. “It’s like a hollowed-out eye.” Lips, meanwhile, drove home the blood-sucking theme. Using Lip Pencil in Cherry and Currant, Pieroni added a dark red hue to the inside of lips and a smidge of Lipstick in Russian Red elsewhere on the mouth.

Guido Palau, working with Redken, riffed on an eerie esthetic for hair, too. “The hair is meant to look as if they’ve just stepped out of a swimming pool,” he said, adding the look had a grungy feel.

Palau worked Hardwear 16 gel into damp hair, which was combed into a low side parting. As the hair dried, he applied Outshine 01 Anti-frizz Polishing Milk over the top to maintain a damp look.

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