Weekend Beauty From Brazil
If you were looking for a little hair and makeup inspiration for the weekend—which should be sunny and (slightly) warmer, New Yorkers—look no further than the runway in São Paulo, where Brazil’s biggest fashion week rages on. For his Spring/Summer Southern Hemisphere showcase, local hero Alexandre Herchcovitch ordered up the same nod to the forties that we so often saw backstage for Fall, with side-parted Marcel waves and faux bobs. But don’t call it retro. To make sure the look stayed plenty “now,” the designer asked his makeup artist to paint on an ultra-lacquered black lip that re-imagined the classic, vampy pout. Juliana Jabour offered up a similar mix of past and present, by having her backstage team deliver a newfangled take on the popular fifties-era red lip and black cat-eye combo. Here, the liner was given the 3-D treatment with glued-on pieces of pre-cut black triangles, while mouths were slicked with a high-gloss scarlet finish. You’d clearly have to find the right occasion, but both looks are ripe for a d.i.y revival. Happy face-painting!
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