August 31 2014

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Flashback Friday: License to Line


linerFlashback 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: Guinevere Van Seenus

The Moment: Graphic Eye Liner

The Motivation: After witnessing so many shadow moments during the Fall 2014 season (including lids flecked with glitter and swathed in latex), good-old liner took a bit of a backseat. But at Wednesday’s Dior Cruise show, newly appointed creative and image director Peter Philips created a two-pronged effect by extending the house’s forthcoming It-Line Eye Liner out past the upper and lower lash lines. It was a bold move that reminded us of the power of an expertly winged eye, and inspired us to reach for the somewhat precarious black liquid more often (keeping cotton swabs and makeup remover close at hand, of course). Coincidentally, we happened upon the above Craig McDean-lensed image for British Vogue in 1996, where a cat-eye was created in the inner corner of the eye. Now that’s inspiration we’ll be adding to our daily routine.

Photo: Craig McDean for British Vogue, 1996; courtesy of

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