Interview: Alexandra Gurvitch

0 Posted by On October 7, 2013 In Interviews
Alexandra Gurvitch

The first time I saw Alexandra, I immediately noticed her thick, super defined eyeliner. The bold look stood out as perfect contrast against her baby-faced features—she was pulling off the ultimate good-girl-gone-bad effect by only batting her eyelashes.

 
How long have you been wearing eyeliner?  
I have been wearing eyeliner for six years.

 
What inspired you to start?  
I was going to an Upper East Side high school and I lived in the Lower East Side and I really felt like I didn’t fit in so I felt that I had to emphasize my difference from everyone else and it went really well with my leather jacket. I was also a really big Lily Allen fan at the time (LOL she kind of sucks, huh) and she said that the key to eyeliner is not aiming at making it perfect because no one will notice, which made me feel confident that I could do it without fucking it up.

 
Have you always worn a cat eye, or did you experiment with other styles?  
I started with liquid cat eye then I did gel. A lot of makeup artists I had met recommended the change because it goes on thicker and stays on longer. Now I do a more sharp line instead of a big wing because I was getting catcalls on the street for looking like Amy Winehouse.

 
What is your favorite brand?  
Bobbi Brown gel with a MAC brush.

It went really well with my LEATHER JACKET.
 

What is your favorite style of line?  
Right now I am into the really 60s classic sharp line. It’s more angular than winged.

 
What other products do you use for your look?  
I always use mascara because I think it opens your eyes especially when you have a heavy line on top. I use “They’re Real!” by Benefit. When I want to go even bolder I use a MAC eyebrow crayon.

 

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Any tips for putting it on… or taking it off?  
For putting on: Hold the outside corner of your closed eye straight. Taking off: makeup remover wipes.
 

Favorite eyeliner icons?  
I was really obsessed with 60s films when I started so: Anna Karina and some Fellini women. And then there’s Alison Mosshart and Debbie Harry. It is really hard not to give suggestions that aren’t cliché, but whatever it’s always a good look. Movies with great eyeliner: A Woman is a Woman and 8 ½.

 
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Alexandra’s Look

 
 
Follow Alexandra @gurvial

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