HAIR: Renato Campora for Frédéric Fekkai
BEAUTY SNAPSHOT: French Circus
THE SCOOP: Marchesa's beautifully-crafted dresses never fail to engender wardrobe-envy among even the most fashion-fortunate women, and Fall 2010 was no different. Designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig looked to the circus for inspiration, reineventing the concept in a very chic, vibrant way for Marchesa's fall/winter collection.
"It's like the French Circus," said makeup artist Talia Shobrook, who made eyes and lips the centerpiece of the look. "So I wanted to play with the eye shape and make it more circular, and then give it a pop with rhinestones. I followed that through with a sea-foam colored powder so that it almost looks like a tear -- even though I would not be crying if I was wearing one of their dresses," she quipped. In keeping with the circus theme, Shobrook canceled out the lip with pink and then painted the middle to lend a new shape.
Playing off the courtesan and whimsical feel of the circus theme, lead stylist Renato Campora created a very matte, voluminous twist that managed to have a very urban-chic feel to it. "The inspiration was kind of the reinvention of the circus," said stylist Elie Camoroso. "The hair is dry with a ton a texture." The twist was finished with grosgrain ribbon at the base.
GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All products by Le Métier de Beauté. On lips, Shobrook used Miami Lipstick under Bali-Or-Kona lipstick, which was blotted in the center. On eyes, she used a bluish-green shadow called Blue Steel and then mixed it with a new product called Magic, which was used all over the face.
GET THE LOOK - HAIR: All products by Frederic Fekkai. Campora used Fekkai Au Naturel Powder Clean Dry Shampoo, to make hair full and dry, and add texture. He also used Fekkai COIFF Extra Control Styling Gel for hold. Then he set hair in barrel curls with tin foil, clamped it with a flatiron to set it and then took everything out in very braided-messy ponytail that had an extension in it for a more dramatic look. He finished it off with a black ribbon tied around the bun in back.