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July 29 2014

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5 posts tagged "throwback thursday"

Throwback Thursday: Silver Linings Playbook

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Guinevere van Seenus by Craig McDean, Harper's BazaarThrowback 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: Guinevere Van Seenus

The Moment: Heavy Metal Eyes

The Motivation: Perhaps it’s our obsession with all things sparkly, but metallics (silver in particular) have never seemed more appropriate. And thanks to makeup artist Pat McGrath’s handiwork at Dior’s Fall 2013 show, platinum liner has become one of our favorite beauty looks to date. For some otherworldly inspiration, however, we’re looking to this shot of Van Seenus. Her foiled lids, combined with a futuristic widow’s-peak haircut and ombré lips, make a case for going a little overboard with a trend.

Photo: Craig McDean for Harper’s Bazaar, 1997, courtesy of supermodelobsession.tumblr.com

Throwback Thursday: Shimmer Shimmer

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Elaine-Irwin-by-Bert-Stern,-Elle-US,-1986_resizeThrowback Thursday is a regular 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: Elaine Irwin

The Moment: Shimmering Nails

The Motivation: We admit we’ve always been fans of a shiny finish (rather than a shimmering one) when it comes to nails, but when we came across the above Bert Stern-lensed shot for a 1986 issue of Elle magazine, we had to reconsider our position. Shimmering nail finishes have been gaining in popularity recently. Chanel has added glimmering particles to some of its formulas, glitter nail polishes have taken off (thanks, Deborah Lippmann!), and many other brands are revisiting the look. Next time you visit your local salon for a mani-pedi, why not add a little sparkle?

Photo: Bert Stern, for Elle, 1986; Courtesy of 80s-90s-supermodel.tumblr.com

Throwback Thursday: We Love the Nineties

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Milla-Jovovich-by-Peter-Lindbergh,-Allure-US-Dec-1996_resizeThrowback Thursday is a regular 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: Milla Jovovich

The Moment: Nineties Grunge

The Motivation: If you haven’t already noticed, the nineties are back. From Hedi Slimane’s grunge collection for Saint Laurent to just about everybody else’s obsession with midriff tops, fashion is on repeat. And beauty insiders, for the most part, have taken the same route. On the red carpet and in editorials, there’s a return to the nude face and the no-makeup-makeup look popularized by supes like Linda, Christy, and Naomi. So it’s no surprise we’re slightly obsessed with this Peter Lindbergh-lensed shot of Milla Jovovich. Her clean skin, smudged eyeliner, and slicked-back, slightly mussed-up pompadour are everything we want to embrace this summer.

Photo: Peter Lindbergh for Allure, 1996; Courtesy of 80s-90s-supermodel.tumblr.com

Throwback Thursday: White-Hot Nails

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Gail-O'Neill-by-Gilles-Bensimon,-US-ELLE-July-1986Throwback Thursday is a regular 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: Gail O’Neill

The Moment: White nails

The Motivation: We love summer. Finding makeup solutions for melting foundation can be tough, but playing with polish colors? Infinitely more enjoyable when fingernails and toenails are on constant display. The biggest trend we’ve noticed on the streets (or should we say beach?) this summer is white manicures. We’ve already pointed out our five favorite formulas, and now comes a little inspiration. Everything about the above shot of model Gail O’Neill screams summer, but her flawless white manicure is evidence that the look is perfect for the warmer months—way back in 1986, and right now.

Photo: Gilles Bensimon for Elle, 1986 / Courtesy of 80s-90s-supermodel.tumblr.com

Throwback Thursday: Silver Fox

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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 Model: Heather Stewart-Whyte


The Moment: Spray-painted hair


The Motivation: The Fall 2013 shows were full of beauty moments we can’t wait to replicate, like those fluffy “Jodie Foster inTaxi Driver” pin curls at Bottega Veneta or the smudged russet eyes at Gucci. (Check out our full guide here.) One thing we were surprised to see sticking around was colored hair, though if there were someone who could breathe new life into the trend, it would be Luigi Murenu. He created the incredibly intricate and vividly hued rosette crops at Givenchy, which, we couldn’t help but notice, bear a striking similarity to model Heather Stewart-Whyte’s cropped ’do in the above Elle image, which was shot circa 1992. Granted, her look is more otherworldly than Murenu’s “sensitive” rosettes, but the resemblance is pretty uncanny. Not quite ready to dye your hair pink, blue, or silver? Just wig it.

Photo: Andre Rau for Elle France, 1992, courtesy of www.80s-90s-supermodel.tumblr.com