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Throwback Thursday: Ace Of Lace

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Throwback Thursday is a new feature on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.

The Model: Benedetta Barzini

The Moment: Lace eye appliqués

The Motivation: Decorative, 3-D eye adornment has been getting a lot of traction of late, what with Pat McGrath’s stick-on metallic green triangles at Atelier Versace and Peter Philips’ gorgeous tulle lashes at Chanel Haute Couture making the rounds on the blogosphere earlier this month. Using mediums other than plain old pigment and powders to embellish lids and brows is a long-standing beauty tradition, however: Diana Vreeland’s creative team ordered up this well-placed swathe of black lace for a 1964 Vogue editorial starring model Benedetta Barzini, which was applied above a jaunty cat-eye drawn on both the upper and lower lash lines, and on top of a swipe of matte white eye shadow—a good trick to ensure the precise latticework is that much more evident. Not convinced you’ve got the steady hand for this kind of task? A little trial and error with makeup artist Phyllis Cohen’s Face Lace decals should do you one better.

Photo: Bert Stern for Vogue, 1964; courtesy of theswinginsixties.tumblr.com

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