Runway Beauty: Gothic Romance at Marchesa S/S 2014

At Marchesa Spring/Summer 2014, the look was all about a goth-inspired violet lip paired with naturally luminous skin, a subtle brown eye and lavender nails.

Gothic Romance at Marchesa S/S 2014

“Overall the inspiration is gothic romance. It adds toughness to the feminine and enchanting look of the dresses and it plays in well with the body art,” says Westman. “The clothes are so pretty and I wanted to do something to compliment the overall look, but still be unique and a little cheeky.” explained Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman.

Products Used
PhotoReady BB Cream Skin Perfector
Nearly Naked Powder in all shades
PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator in Bare Light
PhotoReady Cream Blush in Flushed

ColorStay Shadowlinks in Charcoal (new for January 14)
ColorStay Eyeliner in Brown and Black
Lash Potion Mascara in Blackest Black

ColorStay Lip Liner in Plum
Super Lustrous Lipstick in Va Va Violet
Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Adore
PhotoReady Eye Palette in Muse from The Evening Opulence Collection by Gucci Westman (Purple shade only; patted lightly onto lips to create matte finish)

“We went with a lavender shade because it’s a cute and feminine color that really matches with everything. It works beautifully with the colors that the collection is made up of,” says celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi. “To recreate the look, carefully apply two coats of the lavender polish (Revlon Nail Enamel in Darling) and then be sure to add a shiny top coat (Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat) to finish it off. When applying any pastel the most important thing is to take your time so that the color looks even and smooth throughout.”

Marchesa S/S 2014 makeup and nails by Revlon
Gucci Westman backstage at Marchesa S/S 2014

Images: Courtesy of Revlon and ImaxTree.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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