Beauty secrets from Marchesa’s New York Fashion Week runway

Marchesa showed a stunning collection for the fall/winter 2012/2013 season during New York Fashion Week. Equally stunning were the models that walked the runway with natural faces and slightly metallic eyes.

The make-up at Marchesa’s New York Fashion Week show was done by Talia Shobrook for Laura Mercier and she has shared her backstage secrets with us! The following text was written and provided by Laura Mercier Cosmetics:


Marchesa’s Fall 2012 collection found inspiration in William Adolphe Bouguereaus’ famed 1878 portrait, “A Soul Brought to Heaven.” The classically angelic figures in the painting were brought to life in the collection through frothy tulles, embroidered brocades and pleated silks.      

Talia Shobrook, the lead makeup artist for the show, drew from the otherworldly etherealness of the collection to create a makeup look that was “my vision of an angel, brought to life through a luminous palette.”


Shobrook stated “iridescent, porcelain skin was the foundation of the look and evoked the untouched perfection of angels.”

  • Talia first moisturized the skin with Laura Mercier Mega-Moisturizer Crème


  • Talia then “applied a cherubic lip, with a stained effect to modernize the look.”
  • Talia mixed Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Merlot and Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Haute Red (NEW: Available Fall 2012) and applied to the center of the mouth
  • She then pressed in the color with her fingertips to allow the pigment to bleed outwards 


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*Special THANK YOU to Laura Mercier for providing us with this fabulous tips and tricks!