Backstage Beauty: A ‘Scottish Outdoorsy’ Look with Cornrows and Floating Liner at Marchesa Fall 2014



It's hard to imagine just how tight the quarters were backstage at Marchesa, but safe to say, it was one of the most unglamorous backstage setups for a major show. My claustrophobia quickly melted away, however, when I met with Gucci Westman who was heading the Revlon beauty team.



"Skin is beautiful and luminous for the show. We had a Scottish outdoorsy girl in mind when conceiving the look, so she has slightly rosy cheek, a groomed brow, a simple lip and then this floating blue or green liner depending on her eye color. I wanted the look to be just about the liner — I loved the idea of an eccentric princess who wouldn't bother with foundation, but rather just focus on this one element for a bit of seductiveness."


For nails, Jin Soon Choi used a shade called Gray Suede from Marchesa's Revlon collection. "I was very impressed by the collection," she noted, adding that the nails were meant to be understated so they were groomed short with a roundish-square tip.



As for hair, there were two looks created for the show using Toni&Guy products. Models with darker hair got a corn row look, while those with lighter hair got a messy take on a bun. I kept hearing "Remember, this is not a ballerina look," being said backstage by the various stylists.



The designers wanted two looks to create a juxtaposition of the Marchesa woman. On one side, you have a woman that is a bit aggressive and tribal, while on the other side, she can also be modern and edgy. Both looks, like the makeup, were inspired by the outdoors.


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