NARS Cosmetics was backstage creating the
makeup look for Marchesa’s Autumn/Winter 2009 show.
SHOW | Marchesa
LEAD ARTIST | Talia Shobrook for NARS Cosmetics
TREND | Wild brows, matte skin
Inspiration | Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig created their Fall 2009 collection with fairytales in mind. To highlight this theme, Talia Shobrook created a whimsical look from her vision of a naughty aristocrat running out of a party, “like a young girl going into the woods wearing a gorgeous ball gown, putting on makeup rather naively,” she explained.
Look | Wild brows atop flawless skin was the focus of the look. “I used a dash of Madrague brown shadow and went right into the inner corners of the brows,” said Talia. To capture the look of a tousled young girl, the brows were brushed in an unnatural direction. Beneath the brows was a colored lid of matte white, as if applied in a fleeting moment by a true makeup novice. Soft lips complemented the perfect skin.
Below is a step-by-step to recreate the look:
- Face | Lightly exfoliate and smooth skin with NARSskin Hydrating Freshening Lotion; Moisturize with NARSskin Aqua Gel Hydrator; Use NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (NEW for Fall 2009) in the center of the face and buff out for a neutral base;Apply NARS Concealer generously, to cover any imperfections; Apply NARS Loose Powder for matte finish
- Eyes |Apply NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Kilimanjaro (icy yellow and icy blue sides) to entire lid, all the way to the brow, in a block shape, not blending; Apply NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Madrague (cream side) on top; Dash of the brown in NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Madrague (caramel side) into the inner top corners of the brows, pushing the hair in opposite directions; Curl lashes with NARS Eyelash Curler; Coat top lashes with NARS Larger than Life Volumizing Mascara in Black (NEW for Fall 2009)
- Lips |Massage light layer of NARS Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls; Apply a bit of NARS Concealer to center of lip for matte look
NARS products are available at www.narscosmetics.com.
"I wanted the whole thing to be like a fairy tale," explained Marchesa's designer, Georgina Chapman. "I wanted to have fantasy."
Love these clothes, and they surely are fairy tale-like, but wearable, too!
This collection makes me want to buy all of the clothes, and then go to some fabulous parties!