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10 posts tagged "Linda Evangelista"

Linda Evangelista Is the Ultimate Hair Chameleon

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It wasn’t necessarily Linda Evangelista’s hair that made her career, but it certainly skyrocketed her into the supermodel stratosphere. After mane master Julien d’Ys chopped off her length on the set of a Peter Lindbergh shoot, Evangelista appeared on the covers of Italian, French, and American Vogue in a matter of two months. “Sure, I like my short hair. It also quadrupled my rate. I did get sick of seeing it on everybody, though—every stewardess, every salesclerk, and in every restaurant,” she told the fashion glossy in a 2001 interview. In today’s Throwback Thursday video, Style.com’s editor at large, Tim Blanks, plays favorites, naming Evangelista as his most beloved super of all time. Her range of emotions in front of the camera and on the catwalk are what put the model at the top of his list, but here on Beauty Counter, it was her impressive span of cuts and colors that caught our eye. Whether she went short and brunette or appeared on the runway as a blond with bangs, we love the ever-changing chameleon that is Evangelista. And perhaps it was the supe herself that summed up her beauty philosophy best: “Any reaction is a good reaction as long as they notice.” Click here to see ten of our favorite Linda looks.

Photos: Getty

Amanda Murphy Goes Two for Two With Vogue Italia

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Amanda MurphyAmanda Murphy’s career is going at full throttle thanks to influential supporters Miuccia Prada and Steven Meisel. News broke yesterday that the 26-year-old model—who had a stellar Fall ’13 season—landed her second consecutive Vogue Italia cover lensed by Meisel (he also shot her for Prada’s Fall ’13 campaign, which was no surprise after she bookended the label’s show back in February). Last month, the fresh-faced Chicago native shared the spotlight with veterans including Gisele Bündchen, Natalia Vodianova, Linda Evangelista, Stella Tennant, and Raquel Zimmermann, but this time around, Murphy fronted the glossy solo. For the new issue, the up-and-coming model pulled off slicked-back strands tucked behind her ears, styled by Guido Palau, as well as edgy makeup by Pat McGrath that resembled geometric patches of grease smeared over her eyes like war paint. Murphy has also appeared in recent editorials for Paris Vogue, Interview, and W. All of which is to say that things aren’t about to slow down for her anytime soon.

Photos: Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia

Kate Upton Gets A Beauty Deal; Dita Does Lipstick Tips; And More…

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CR Fashion Book cover girl and voluptuous Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton has nabbed her first beauty contract. Upton will be the new spokeswoman for Gillette…hawking its men’s, not women’s, razors…and will star in promo videos for its Fusion ProGlide Styler in which she comes clean about what it will take to win her over. Spoiler alert: The answer is lots of manscaping. [NYDN]

Even the original supermodels had confidence issues when it came to their looks. “I got so insecure because you were all talking about my gums and my knees,” Linda Evangelista recalls of her first shoot with François Nars in a new interview with the makeup maestro. “And I’m like, I’m gonna get thrown out of here because of my knees!” [Interview]

The frequently crimson-lipped burlesque queen, Dita Von Teese, thinks red lipstick looks great on everyone. The secret, she says, is finding the right red, which for her is always matte. “It’s easier to wear, and it’s always classic and always elegant,” Von Teese says of the finish. [E!]

Edgar Montalvo, the hairstylist responsible for coiffing Jackie Onassis and Nancy Reagan has given a new, candid interview about working with both former first ladies. “[Jackie] was wonderful,” Montalvo recalls of the style icon for whom he made wigs after she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. As for Reagan, he had “nothing positive to say.” Ouch. [NYP]

Photo: Gary Gershoff/WireImage

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

Maestro, If You Please

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If there’s one thing you can say about the R&D geniuses at Giorgio Armani Beauty, it’s that they make one hell of a foundation. Its Luminous Silk Foundation has become the skin-enhancing gold standard since it launched ten years ago, as its lightweight, silky fluid formula imparts a natural, perfected glow that is hard to duplicate. The secret is in the pairing of transparency and coverage, a specialized skill that served the brand well when it began development on its new Maestro Fusion Makeup eight years ago. “It’s not a foundation, it’s a complexion perfector,” Armani’s international makeup artist Linda Cantello says of the fluid face saver. The idea here isn’t necessarily new: Utilizing an ultra-fine pigment suspension system to create veil-like foundations has become quite popular over the past few years, giving us Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua and more recently, Estée Lauder’s Invisible Fluid Makeup. Armani’s offering is different in its execution, though—which is to say that the entire 12-shade range is a textural revelation: Each one goes on like a liquid, quickly dries down to a velvet—not matte—finish, and blends in seamlessly without a greasy residue thanks to its dry-oil base. Add a few dabs of the similarly weightless Maestro Eraser Fusion Hybrid Concealer to illuminate the under-eye area, and the fall face is as good as yours.

From $40, available September 2012 at www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani Beauty