Betsey Johnson Fashion Week Fall 2010 Backstage Beauty

Sarah Lucero's Brigitte Bardot-esque makeup at Betsey Johnson. Photo: IMaxtree

HAIR: Thomas Dunkin for Sebastian
MAKEUP: Sarah Lucero for Stila Cosmetics
NAILS: Butter London
SNAPSHOT: Glamorous Cowgirl

THE SCOOP: Betsey Johnson consistently churns out fun and flirty fashions - full of bright colors, textures and patterns. But for her Fall 2010 fashion show, the beauty team took a slight turn into the Wild Wild West with amped ponytails and gritty, yet softer makeup.

Lead makeup artist Sarah Lucero introduced the "first nude lip" to a Johnson show. "In past seasons, we've seen red, black and shimmer, but the inspiration came from Brigitte Bardot," said Lucero. "You'll see a cowboy theme with this ideal of a dirty, dusty, yet confident woman. The skin is very matte, lips are very pale and the intensity is in the eyes. I mean who doesn't want to look like Bardot? I do!"

Thomas Dunkin added his personal touch with super voluminous strands. "We bunched up the ponytails for a country girl-esque look," he said. "It's fun and flirtatious and looks even better when the girls get dressed and mess it up.

Manicurists from Butter London rounded out hair and makeup by painting models fingernails and toenails in a mushroom-gray lacquer for a more refined look than we're using to seeing at a Betsey Johnson fashion show.

Thomas Dunkin's playful and sexy ponytails at Betsey Johnson. Photo: IMaxtree

GET THE LOOK - HAIR: All products by Sebastian. Spritz hair with Volupt Spray and blowdry. Set locks with large and medium-sized rollers for height and body, leaving in for a half-hour. Remove rollers and lightly spray on Re-Shaper to create texture and separation. Create two, loose low-hanging ponytails and finish with Shaper Fierce.

GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All makeup by Stila. For a flawless complexion, use One Step Makeup. It's a primer, foundation, concealer and powder all-in-one! Apply NYX False Lashes for a doll-like look. Layer Java, Ebony and Espresso Eye Shadow onto lids and blend Dune and Chinois Shadows underneath eyes. Line peepers with Kajal Eye Liner in Onyx. Smooth Convertible Color in Gerbera onto cheeks and lips to finish.

GET THE LOOK - NAILS: Nails by Butter London. File digits down into a short, rounded tip and paint with two coats of Fash Pack.

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