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April 21 2014

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8 posts tagged "Christy Turlington"

Flashback Friday: The Eyes Have It

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Flashback 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: Christy Turlington

The Moment: Bejeweled Lids

The Motivation: At first glance this may not appear to be a beauty shot, but look a little closer and you’ll be sure to spot Christy Turlington’s sparkling lash lines. Much has been placed on lids in the past: neon stickers at Atelier Versace; gold string at Dries Van Noten; neoprene at Fendi; lace, pearls, and jumbo glitter at Chanel. And Fall 2014 was no different. Makeup maestro Pat McGrath created incredibly beautiful “mothlike” lashes and brows at Alexander McQueen with hand-cut feathers, and used liquid latex instead of standard shadow at Dior. And seeing as eyes are the windows to the soul, why not add some extreme embellishment to attract even more attention?

Photo: Arthur Elgort for Vogue UK, 1990; courtesy of www.supermodelobsession.tumblr.com

Throwback Thursday: Drip Dry

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Christy-Turlington-Vogue-UK-October-1994-Nick Knight-80s-90s-Tumblr-cropThrowback 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 Model: Christy Turlington Burns

The Moment: Wet Hair

The Motivation: We admit we’re huge Christy Turlington Burns fans, but right now it seems the whole fashion world is, too. From Harper’s Bazaar‘s U.S. June/July cover to a new Calvin Klein underwear ad (where she reprises her role from the late eighties), this original super is proving that the nineties really are back. Not only does the above Nick Knight-lensed shot provide one more example of how gorgeous this top model is, but it highlights another trend: wet hair. We spotted damp strands (considered one of hairstylist Guido Palau’s trademark looks) on the Fall runways at Prada, Marni, and Giambattista Valli. A dip in the pool (or in the case of today’s NYC weather, getting caught in the rain) never looked so chic.

Photo: Nick Knight for British Vogue, 1994; courtesy of www.80s-90s-supermodel.tumblr.com.

Throwback Thursday: Flick You

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Christy Turlington CateyeThrowback Thursday offers the perfect opportunity to pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.

The Model: Christy Turlington

The Moment: Retro cat-eyes gone nineties

The Motivation: If we had to play favorites with the original supers, Christy Turlington would get our vote just about every time. Mother of two, Gallatin graduate, philanthropist, and the poster child for aging gracefully, hers is the kind of timeless beauty that radiates from the inside out—and boy does she wear makeup well! This thick, pre-Amy Winehouse cat-eye manages to skirt the retro-modern line, although there’s something quintessentially nineties about that heavily lined, tadpole-like brow that makes this snap that much more fetching—that and her flawless complexion and pouty nude lips, obviously. Thank God the 44-year-old is still racking up editorials; here’s to forty more years!

Photo: Arthur Elgort for Vogue Paris, 1990; Courtesy of www.80s-90s-supermodel.tumblr.com

Throwback Thursday: Nineties Supes Forever

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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 Models: Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista

The Moment: Larger-than-life lashes, big brows, and dramatic cat-eyes

The Motivation: If there’s one look that will stand the test of time, it’s big, flirty lashes and a seductive cat-eye (see Christian Dior Spring 2013 Couture for further evidence). From Brigitte Bardot and old Guess ads to, yes, even the sisters Kardashian, the enduring combination is the ultimate sign of sexed-up femininity. Adding a full, groomed brow, a neutral, heavily lined lip, and a pre-big-tobacco-crackdown cigarette gives this particular spread an undeniably nineties feel, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not prime for a reprise; the decade that pioneered dark excess before segueing into minimalism and grunge is having a moment, in case you hadn’t noticed.

Photo: Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue Italia, July 1990; Courtesy of www.80s-90s-supermodel.tumblr.com

Julia and Christy, “Too Perfect”; First Look: Emma Watson, Fragrance Face; And More…

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Overly airbrushed ads from Lancôme, featuring Julia Roberts, and Maybelline, featuring Christy Turlington, have been banned in the U.K. under the contention that the women’s too-perfect complexions were misleading to consumers. Apparently, in order to compare and contrast Roberts’ ad image with her actual countenance, Britain’s Advertizing Standards Authority (ASA) had to use red-carpet photos as the Eat, Pray, Love actress’ contract with the L’Oréal-owned brand stipulated that no un-airbrushed pictures of her could be released. Now that’s star power. [Jezebel]

Yet to be scrutinized by the ASA is Lancôme’s just released print campaign starring its newest face, Emma Watson, who fronts the brand’s Trésor Midnight Rose fragrance. [Grazia]

Allure has officially entered the world of e-commerce. The “Beauty Bible” has inked a deal with Beautybar.com to give readers the opportunity to learn about products on its Web site and then click-to-buy through a redirection to the Amazon-owned Web shop. [Beautybar.com]

Advice from beauty editors is well and good, of course, but more and more women are looking to product wisdom from their peers, if the review-generating site Makeup Alley’s 1.1 million subscribers is any indication. [NYT]

Photo: Scope Features / Daily Mail