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India in the Sixties inspired the hair and makeup at Marchesa. Talia Shobrook, working with Laura Mercier, started by creating “flawless, illuminated skin.” She applied Laura Mercier Repair Oil-Free Day Lotion SPF 15 and Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Hydrating, mixed Laura Mercier Moisture Supreme Foundation and Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 and applied the blend all over the face to create an illuminated base. Next, she concealed where necessary with Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage and contoured cheekbones and forehead with Laura Mercier Bronzing Pressed Powder in Dune Bronze. The eyes were the centerpiece, “highlighting the opulence of the collection,” Shobrook noted. She applied Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat across the lid, then contoured the crease of the eye using Laura Mercier Bronzing Pressed Powder in Dune Bronze. Using Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eye Liner in Black Ebony and Laura Mercier Tightline Activator, she drew a clean, straight line across the lower lash line. Next came one coat of Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara in Black to the top and bottom lashes. Shobrook finished by applying small pieces of gold leaf to the inner corner of the eye, using lip gloss to keep it in place. Subtle mocha lips “fit for a Sixties Indian goddess” completed the look, with Laura Mercier Hydratint SPF 15 in Mocha Tint.

 

Renato Campora, working for Frédéric Fekkai, created a sculpted braid look. Starting with slightly damp hair, he used a comb to brush hair toward the back of the head. Next, he sprayed Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel throughout the hair. Next, he did a center part and divided hair from the top of the middle part down to the top of the ear on both sides. He brushed the middle section of hair, spraying Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold Hair Spray to add shine. He tied the middle section of hair into a tight ponytail low at the nape of the neck. Taking the section of hair on the left side of the head, Campora divided into two sections — a top layer and a bottom layer. He tightly braided each into separate braids flat to the head, repeating the process on the right side of the head. Next, he took the two top braids from each side of the head and crisscrossed them over the ponytail, securing them with pins under the ponytail. He took the two bottom braids and pinned them in a U-formation that met at the top of the ponytail, wrapped the ends of the braids around the ponytail and pinned. Finally, he took the middle section of each U-braid and pinned each to the side of the head to create a 90-degree angle, then teased the ponytail with a comb, spraying it with Fekkai Coif Sheer Hold Hair Spray. To complete the look, he used Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Sheer Shine Mist throughout and smoothed out the ponytail with his hands.

<p>Backstage at Marchesa RTW Spring 2013</p>

Photo By: Thomas Iannaccone

<p>Backstage at Marchesa RTW Spring 2013</p>

Photo By: Thomas Iannaccone

<p>Backstage at Marchesa RTW Spring 2013</p>

Photo By: Thomas Iannaccone

<p>Backstage at Marchesa RTW Spring 2013</p>

Photo By: Thomas Iannaccone

<p>Backstage at Marchesa RTW Spring 2013</p>

Photo By: Thomas Iannaccone

<p>Backstage at Marchesa RTW Spring 2013</p>

Photo By: Thomas Iannaccone

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