Laura Mercier at Marchesa Fall 2012 NYFW

Marchesa’s Fall 2012 collection found inspiration in William Adolphe Bouguereaus’ famed 1878 portrait, “A Soul Brought to Heaven.” For the makeup, Talia Shobrook achieved a matching angelic and luminous look for the textiles: tulles, embroidery and silks. The effect was highly feminine and delicate.

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

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

According to Shobrook, “the ethereal eye lent an incandescent glow to the entire look.”

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