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August 20 2014

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Flashback Friday: Makeup That’s Out of This World

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donna-mitchellFlashback Friday is a 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: Donna Mitchell

The Moment: A Futuristic Face

The Motivation: Whether it’s the influence of The Hunger Games or art, we’ve noticed a recent shift toward the experimental in maquillage. With the new installment of the series, Catching Fire, out today in cinemas, we thought it was a great time to highlight this image, taken from a seventies edition of British Vogue. Not only does the photo remind us of Octavia (a member of Katniss’ “prep team,” whose skin is dyed various shades of pale green), but Mitchell’s lipstick is also reminiscent of the chemical peach hue used at Fendi and vintage pastels employed at Prabal Gurung for Spring 2014. In the Capitol, beauty is of prime importance (with stylists and hair and makeup gurus assigned to each of the competitors), which, interestingly enough, is quite similar to the goings-on backstage in the fantastical (and dog-eat-dog) world of fashion.

Photo: Clive Arrowsmith for British Vogue, 1970; courtesy of www.supermodelobsession.tumblr.com

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