Bedazzled Beauty Redux
Throwback Thursday is a column 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 Moment: Jewel-Encrusted Lips
The Motivation: I had one of those “Hey, I’ve seen that before” moments when I saw the ruby-red, rhinestone-covered lips (created by Pat McGrath) at the Spring 2013 Christian Dior Couture show. It turns out bejeweled lipstick has made not one, but two prior appearances on the newsstand. Singer Kelis first sported it on the Holiday 2006 cover of Vibe Vixen (which now only exists in the digital the space), and Katy Perry wore the glamorous look for the Harper’s Bazaar December 2010 issue. We wouldn’t suggest re-creating this in real life—unless you have a steady hand, time to kill, and plan on going on a liquid diet, sipped through a straw, for the day—but part of its appeal is that, unlike nail polish, we haven’t seen much texture innovation in the lip category. We’re not asking for fuzzy-coat lipstick or crackle lip gloss, but it would be nice to have an interesting new finish to break up the monotony of the satin, shiny, and matte options that we’ve seen so far this season (and have been around for ages). Here’s hoping a makeup artist in London, Milan, or Paris takes us up on the challenge.