Best Runway Makeup: Fall 2010 from Elle – my faves

While on the subject of eyes, I had a look at ELLE‘s beauty editors’ favorite makeup looks from New York Fashion Week.

Here are my favourites from THEIR favourites.

Diane Von Furstenberg – I LOVE a smoky black eye, but it’s even better when there’s blues and greens mixed in, like a petrol slick effect.  The flash of silver on the inner top lid, stops this from being too heavy and lends a kapow! contrast. Worn with a sheer nude lip, it looks fresh. Goths would wear this eye make-up with dark lipstick (see below) for darkness overload.
Alexandre Herchcovitch – the gold in the inner eye corners (which I wear a LOT) is luminous and opens the eye area so much. However, the orange swept from the middle of the eye out, is the real surprise here. It picks up perfectly the amber tones of the beading on the headwear – just beautiful.
Cushnie et Ochs – also uses the shimmery inner eye corner trick, but with a twist. The eyeline is shaped to form a catlike look, with an exaggerated low inner eye corner. I’ve seen this done in really heavy handed fashion in black eyeliner by goths, for example the Decadance people like Sisen. However, this is done in a really subtle fashion in smoky brown, which is shaded and blended so it isn’t harsh and just looks quirky and fashion forward here.
Peter Som – gorgeous rich purple lips. There ARE lip colours other than red, people! I would argue that there are so many shades of purple, from pale mauve, to pinky purple, to blue-purple, to browny/burgundy, to almost-black (as here), that there is a shade for everyone. Another look that fashionistas and goths alike can love 🙂

What were YOUR faves? Which will you try?


  1. The Herchovitch makeup is amazing.
    And yay purple lips!

  2. Ooh yeah. Wanna try the gold/orange eye this weekend. Purple lips – I do em all the time 🙂

  3. I love everything about Diane Von Fustenburg, and that eye make-up is incredible!

  4. Rachel, I totally agree 🙂 INTENSE.