Flashback Friday: A Nineties Case for Blue Eyeshadow
Flashback 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: Laura Ponte
The Moment: Baby Blues
The Motivation: There’s nothing new about blue eyeshadow, but what can be surprising is the way in which it is applied. At Dior’s Fall 2014 show in Paris a few weeks ago, we watched as makeup artist Pat McGrath swathed latex paint in a cerulean shade across models’ lids. The idea was fresh, supercool, and, quite frankly, a stroke of genius. We imagine McGrath might have been inspired by an image similar to this one from a nineties issue of Elle Germany, but her ability to look at a trend that took off in the eighties and add an interesting, high-tech twist is a perfect example of a pro taking inspiration from the past while still looking toward the future.—Tara Lamont-Djite
Photo: Friedemann Hauss for Elle Germany, 1990, courtesy of www.supermodelobsession.tumblr.com