August 30 2014

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Flashback Friday: Biba Beauty


Angelika Kallio by HiromasaFlashback Fridays 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: Angelika Kallio

The Moment: Swinging Sixties

The Motivation: Lensed by Hiromasa in the mid-nineties, this editorial was meant to capture the Biba baby-doll look that Barbara Hulanicki’s shopgirls wore in her London store. According to makeup artist (and Biba cosmetic enthusiast) Lisa Eldridge, the Polish-born designer would do her employees’ makeup—ensuring they all sported the same porcelain skin, lush lashes on both top and bottom, and neutral lips. “You couldn’t be a Biba girl without a great set of fake lashes,” the pro explained. As for Kallio’s pencil-thin brows, those are a trademark of her own generation.

Photo: Hiromasa for Marie Claire UK, courtesy of

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