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Sarah Lucero for Stila used shades of silver and pink to create a fembot kind of beauty backstage at the Johnson show. “I wanted her to feel totally cool and glamorous but a little bit like a robot,” she said. “I channeled Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton.” The look, which featured “silver, metal chrome finish on both eyes and lips,” was at once futuristic and doll-like. “It almost looks like liquid metal. Like when you paint a car and you get that chrome, high-shine finish,” Lucero said about the dramatic eye. “I chose some silver, metallics, platinum colors.”

For sheen, lids received an ample layer of Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Metallic Lavender. Major Major Lash Mascara and Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color were also used for definition. “It’s lots of lashes,” said Lucero, who clipped the curl off the false lashes before applying them to the models. “That creates that straight, doll[-like], Barbie blink. I love that look. You got to go a little out of this world to make it look cool. “

Lips were also washed in silver and glitter, created by layering eye shadow in Opal and Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Triggerfish. “There’s pink, gold and a little bit of purple undertones just to catch the light,” said Lucero, who used rosy Convertible Color cream blush in Sweet Pea on the cheeks. “It’s pink like the wig, and I created a French flush because she’s sexy and girly. With the silver lips and silver eyes, it’s a little bit out of this world, but if you sweeten it up with that French flush on the cheek, it makes it totally girly and feminine.” Of the overall look, Lucero said, “She’s a little ‘Austin Powers’ fembot. It’s Barbarella meets Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson. She’s just rocking out.”

 

Prior to getting their makeup application, models’ faces were prepped with Intraceuticals oxygen facials, which are designed to plump skin with low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid. “It’s basically taking oxygen under pressure to penetrate serums into the skin,” said Katrina Lantz, account manager for the company. “We’re giving them this big drink of water, so any other hydration we put in the skin is more easily absorbed by the cells.” The three-step system, based on a process called hyaluronic layering, included an application of Rejuvenate Daily Serum, followed by Rejuvenate Hydration Gel, then the Rejuvenate Moisture Binding Cream. “This treatment makes the girls’ skin glow and the makeup look even better.”

Hair, styled by Rodney Cutler for Cutler Salon, consisted of giant curled and teased wigs in Johnson’s favorite color: pink. “It’s what we call bubble gum hair,” said Cutler, who sewed the wigs to the hair. “It’s a beautiful pastel. It’s very modern, this color.” In order to create “weird shapes” throughout the style, Cutler tied knots throughout the updo. “What I’m doing is I’m just tying it into knots and that makes weird shapes,” he said. “It’s that dry, airy texture, achieved by Powder Grip and Fashion Work hair spray. It’s an old Eighties curl.”

Nails, done by Danielle Candido, lead manicurist for Morgan Taylor, also played off the silver and pink theme. “It’s a futuristic ombré,” said Candido. “I took the inspiration directly from the beauty look she used for the models — that great big hair and the silver-frosted lips — and I knew I wanted to blend those together the same. It goes from pink on top to silver on the face,” she said. “I used three colors: Could Have Foiled Me, and I frosted that with a layer of Adorned in Diamonds, and then, using a simple cosmetic sponge, I took off the Sweetest Thing and blotted it onto the nail from the free edge towards the cuticle.” Of the resulting beauty look, Candido said,“It’s the craziest show on the planet.”

<p>Backstage at Betsey Johnson RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: John Aquino

<p>Backstage at Betsey Johnson RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: John Aquino

<p>Backstage at Betsey Johnson RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: John Aquino

<p>Backstage at Betsey Johnson RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: John Aquino

<p>Backstage at Betsey Johnson RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: John Aquino

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