Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Bright and Bold at Betsey Johnson
Walking backstage of the Betsey Johnson show is your childhood dreams come true. Instead of water and fruit, models are served Skittles and colorful candy, every bad pop song you know you should hate but secretly love is playing, and if you happen to break out into a spontaneous dance party no one will even look twice at you.
This is how we felt today when talking with Stila Pro Artist for Beauty.com Sarah Lucero about the look for the show. Speaking about the aforementioned Skittles, there is no better way to describe the vibrant green eye shadow the models were wearing than to our favorite chewy treat. The brighter eyes were matched with an even brighter lip to give off one super fun, super punky look. Check out these tips from Lucero on how to pull off a bold look of your own.
When it comes to bright makeup, splurge. If you want your color to last all day, you need a formula that is built to last. The Betsey Johnson models wore Fiji Palette No. 5 Eye Shadow Palm and Stila Long Wear Lip Color in Caprice. These highly pigmented formulas are built to stay bright for all-day wear.
Set a base. It's important to treat your face like a canvas. You need a good, blank space to set up the rest of your face. Models were treated with Stila One Step Makeup to ensure the rest of their makeup would stay put down the runway.
Have fun with it! We've never seen models so giddy before a show, which proves you can rock whatever trend you want as long as you've got the confidence to back it up. Exhibit A below:
Plus, check out the hair at the show. Doesn't it remind you of the hairstyle you used to give your Barbie before your sister shaved her head out of pure malice for you?
Watch below as Lucero talks about the inspiration for the look, how you can turn it into everyday makeup, and the trick to making bold makeup stay vibrant all day long.
Be sure to check out the Reel Beauty blog the rest of the week for more tips, videos, and glimpses backstage!