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At Marchesa, hair and makeup were intentionally pretty with an edge.

“It’s Gothic romance,” said Gucci Westman, Revlon’s global artistic director. “It’s dressed up, but it’s not the perfect red-carpet look. It has edge.”

Westman started by prepping the face with Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream Skin Perfector, followed by PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator in Bare Light. Next, she created what she called “a greasy gray eye” with ColorStay Shadowlinks in Charcoal, adding Lash Potion Mascara in Blackest Black to top lashes only and rimming the eyes with ColorStay Eyeliner in Brown and Black.

Turning to the lips, Westman applied ColorStay Lip Liner in Plum, followed by a mixture of Chocoliscious, Black Cherry and Certainly Red lipsticks with Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Adore. She topped the mixture with an application of powder to create a purple matte lip.

Odile Gilbert, working with Kérastase at the show, kept things relatively simple, but with a slight twist. After creating a straight part, she used Kérastase Mousse Bouffante at the roots of the hair and topped it with Ciment Thermique, drying hair straight. Next, Gilbert took a small front section of the hair and swept it across the top of the forehead, fastening with a small elastic. Next, she glued black feathers from that section of hair down in a straight line to the hair’s end, finishing with Lacque Dentelle flexible-hold hair spray.

Jin Soon Choi, working with Revlon at the show, painted fingers and toes with Darling, a pale lavender.

<p>Backstage at Marchesa RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Marchesa RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Marchesa RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Marchesa RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at Marchesa RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

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