Backstage Beauty: Peachy Makeup and Dual-Textured 'Dos at Marchesa

Marchesa Backstage Beauty Report

When Marchesa comes to town, you know they’ll be prettiness aplenty. And indeed there was last night at the swish charity fundraiser hosted by Suzanne Rogers, who brought the designing dynamos behind Marchesa, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, to Toronto to show their fall collection. The dresses were something to behold, as was the beauty look created backstage to complement the frothy-meets-goth confections. Hairstylist Daniel Fiorio recreated the dual-textured hair seen at the original fall 2011 Marchesa presentation in New York: a smooth and sleek centre-part in front, pulled into ponytail and paired with a teased-out cloud of hair at the back. Fiorio likened the fine messes he crafted to flower arranging as he scrunched, teased and pieced-out hair with copious amounts of L’Oréal Elnett Hairspray. And MAC’s Melissa Gibson gave her own spin on the makeup look seen at the original Marchesa show. She played up the “English Rose” feel with pretty orangey-coral tones swept softly around the eyes and cheeks. Coral and red lipsticks were mixed together to create varying hues for each girl and painted on the centre of the mouth, after which Gibson dabbed lightly with her fingers to blend out any harsh lines. The end result: an aura of angelic beauty that didn’t compete with the breathtaking Marchesa designs.

See a gallery of the gowns from last night’s Marchesa show in Toronto