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Marchesa S/S 2010: Backstage At New York Fashion Week

25/08/2010 11:38 | Updated 22 May 2015

Model at Marchesa Spring 2010Talia Shobrook's couture lashes at Marchesa. Photo: IMAXtree.com

MAKEUP: Talia Shobrook for Nars

HAIR: Renato Campora for Frédéric Fekkai

NAILS: Deborah Lippmann for The Lippmann Collection

SNAPSHOT: Flights of Fancy

THE SCOOP: Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig's blend of intricate embroidery and elaborate fabrics has made Marchesa a staple on the red carpet. For their s/s 2010 collection, the design duo was inspired by the opera Madame Butterfly and the elegant, modern beauty accentuated this theme.

Shobrook was influenced by butterflies, particularly the fact that no two are exactly alike. So, she crafted couture eyelashes for each model, made from the same feathers used on the clothing. As for skin, "I wanted it to look like a light switch turned on," she said. The trick was to make it look glowing, but not greasy, so she mixed together matte foundation and highlighter for the effect of a soft focus light bulb.

Campora wanted the hair to match the shine found in the collection, using gel and lots of glossing cream for an intensely sleek chignon. And for nails, Lippmann followed Chapman's direction that the manicure should look like a continuation of the skin, painting nails with nude lacquer.

Hot Cross Buns: Renato Campora's sleek and shiny chignon at Marchesa. Photo: Theo Wargo, Getty Images

GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All makeup by Nars. For luminous skin, apply a mixture of Sheer Matte Foundation and Orgasm Illuminator. Contour cheeks with Shimmer Eyeshadow in Nepal and brush on Duo Cream Eyeshadow in Thebes just below the eyes, above temples, and on the cupid's bow. For added radiance, use The Creme Stick in Luxor. Apply feathers outwardly with eyelash glue. And complete look with Cruising Lipstick.

GET THE LOOK - HAIR: All products by Frédéric Fekkai. To recreate this ultra-sleek bun, mix Fekkai COIFF Extra Control Styling Gel with Fekkai COIFF Strong Hold Volume Mousse to slick locks into a centre ponytail. Add a second holder to form a base with an outward juxtaposition. Twist strands tightly around into a tight chignon. Smooth on Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream for added shine.

GET THE LOOK - NAILS: Polish by The Lippmann Collection. For a fleshy finished look, paint nails with Fashion in one to two coats.

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