Behind The Scenes With Stila’s Head Makeup Artist Sarah Lucero

To celebrate the launch of our latest In the Mix Picks feature, we wanted to give you a sneak peek of what went down on set with our beauty partner, Stila. We got a chance to catch up with the brand’s head makeup artist Sarah Lucero to chat new trends, summer plans and her favorite beauty icons. Get started here and check us out tomorrow when we launch the final feature.

What’s the best thing about being the head makeup artist at Stila?
“The best part is working with so many up-and-coming and established designers during Fashion Week and creating beautiful makeup looks for their shows. I love my team at Stila and feel so grateful to work with such talented people in Product Development, too! I can share feedback on new products and offer my expert opinion on everything we launch as a brand.”

How would you describe your beauty style?
“70′s bohemian with a rock-and-roll edge. I pick one feature to be the star. If I go for strong, sultry eyes, I will layer on mascara and Deep Burgundy Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner and make it look like eyeshadow. I like to keep the skin fresh and polished by using a Tinted Moisturizer or Illuminating Beauty Balm as foundation.”

What’s one product that you think everyone should give a chance to?
“A cream blush. Stila’s Convertible Color in Lillium is the perfect shade for a soft hint of color and the bronze-caramel Camellia makes everyone look like a boho babe. You can also dab it on your lips for quick color.”

Who are your beauty icons?
“Brigitte Bardot, Brooke Shields and Victoria Beckham.”

What’s the one product you can’t live without?
Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color in both Light and Dark. These are my secret beauty weapons backstage at Fashion Week and on photo shoots!”

What’s the best advice you can give for transitioning into a fall beauty routine?
“Try to up your complexion game. Get a new foundation that feels and looks luxe with a radiant finish. Pay attention to your brows and take time to boost them with gel, pencil or powders. Don’t try and cover up your skin with heavy makeup. Let your skin show through. Sheer BB Creams and lightweight products are everything for fall!”

What are your favorite products to use as summer winds down?
“I love cheek tints like Stila’s Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Water Poppy or Shimmering Lotus. This is a liquid blush that instantly wakes up your makeup and leaves the most glamourous, healthy glow behind on skin!”

What’s your last thing you’ll do before summer winds down?
“I’m hoping to take a vacation to Laguna Beach or Big Sur for a few days before jumping into Fashion Week. I love the California coast. I love an easy breezy pace and taking time to enjoy the present moment. That is my best beauty secret!”