Runway Beauty: Alexandre Herchcovitch - Beauty Addict

Monday, February 05, 2007

Runway Beauty: Alexandre Herchcovitch

Apparently black-and-bronze is the new black-and-blue, as the girls at Alexandre Herchcovitch do look a bit like they've been punched. It's that new smokey eye at work again; very smudgy, extended slightly into the inner corners, and heavy on the lower lids. And the dead lip! It's back!

It's harsh on the runway, but there are elements of this look that can translate into real life and work really well for you. The bronze and black smokey eye is actually quite pretty if executed with a lighter hand and more balance throughout the rest of the face. Don't forget your undereye concealer, which seems to have been omitted on the runway. And blush! Please wear blush!

For eyes, try Becca Line & Illuminate Pencil in Ibiza; it's a fat double-ended eyeliner with black on one end and gold bronze on the other. For this look you'll want a little (or a lot) of both; line lashlines with the black, smudge, then layer on the gold and blend outward. Finish with Becca Jewel Dust in bronzy Xantho, blended up into the crease. Keep it smudgy, not too perfect.

(By the way, I realize that I've been recommending a lot of Becca this season, but the colors really seem to fit what I've been seeing on the runway, and the quality of Becca products is excellent!)

Lips are dabbed with matte foundation, if you must, but I would recommend a softer option like Delux Beauty lip gloss in Marshall.