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Backstage Beauty at Betsey Johnson: Big Lashes, Pouty Pink Lips

Photos by Anna Fischer for
Photos by Anna Fischer for

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Without fail, one of the most-fun shows during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is always Betsey Johnson's high-energy production. We'll be bringing you the runway recap later this afternoon, but wanted to give you a sneak peek backstage first. Ordinarily, makeup looks at fashion shows are crazy in an inverse relationship to the clothing—i.e. if the clothes are really out there, the makeup is subdued, and vice versa. Not at Betsey. Johnson lives by the m.o. that more is more—and so it's not surprise to find that the Stila makeup artists backstage loaded up the models in the most gorgeous vinyl-finish hot pink lipstick and gigantic, fluttering eyelashes. Check out our gallery, after the jump—ooh, is that a Betsey model? Nope, it's Nicki Minaj. She fits right in!

· Betsey Johnson [Official Site]
· All Backstage posts [Racked]