Then & Now: Supermodels Of The World

I know that Valentine’s Day has just passed, (and I hope it was amazing for all of you,) and that has been a big focus of the past few posts here, however something else pretty major has just passed, as well, that was the inspiration for this post: New York Fashion Week! Yes, fashion week is always a fascinating week to watch because the runways are where all of the biggest trends in fashion and beauty for the next season emerge. Another really cool thing about fashion week, though, is seeing all of the best and brightest models of the moment make their presence known. Yes, like many beauty or style bloggers before me, I have always had a fascination with models. More than that, though, I have always had a fascination with SUPERMODELS. A supermodel is, essentially, a model who achieves a certain superstar status – one who can work equally successfully in the commercial and high fashion markets, who is internationally known and is just as much of a personality as they are a face. These models are the highest paid and most sought after women in the industry and are known for creating a splash wherever they are seen!
The term supermodel is said to have first been used in the late 1940s, although variations on the term have dated back to the late 1800s, (as well as one of the models featured in this post claiming to have coined the term herself in the 1970s,) but the term really became popularized as part of the cultural lexicon in the 1970s and 80s, reaching it’s height in the early 1990s with a group of women who became some of the highest paid and most iconic models in history, (a few of whom will be featured in this post.) So, with fashion week just ending and all of that fashion and beauty and models in mind, it seemed like the perfect time to showcase some of my personal favorite supermodels throughout history in this month’s “Then & Now” post! These women have each made a major impression or been an influence on my own personal concepts of beauty in one way or another over the years and I am really excited to showcase them all for you here!

JANICE DICKINSON

Janice Dickinson in 1977
Janice Dickinson in 1977
Janice Dickinson in 2012
Janice Dickinson in 2012

Janice Dickinson was one of the most successful and notable models of the 1970s and 1980s and appeared on the covers of all of the world’s biggest fashion magazines and walked runways for all of the biggest designers in the world. In her later years, Janice has re-invented herself as one of the most notoriously eccentric personalities on reality television, starting as a judge for four cycles of “America’s Next Top Model,” then moving on to her own reality series following her upstart modeling and talent agency, “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency,” as well as appearing on several other shows, including “The Surreal Life” and “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.” She’s also written a few books, including a dating/relationship advice book called “Check, Please!,” which I read and very much enjoyed last week! It also just so happens that today is Janice’s 58th birthday!

I’m honestly not sure where my Janice Dickinson look comes from, honestly, but as soon as I saw the picture above I knew that it was the  look I wanted to recreate. I loved the really beautiful black and white eye look and really bold, bright pink lip. I didn’t have a lipstick that quite matched the color and finish of hers, so I did a little creative mixing of a couple of lipsticks – Wet N’ Wild’s Dollhouse Pink as a really bright, bold base and Revlon’s Wild Orchid to add a little depth and give it that more shimmery finish!

Janice Dickinson CF 06
Janice Dickinson CF 04
Janice Dickinson CF 08
PRODUCTS USED:

FACE: 
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation in True Beige
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 20 Sand
Revlon PhotoReady Pressed Powder in Light/Medium
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder
Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights in Tease

EYES: 
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eye Shadows in Venus, Crave & Naked 2
NYX Anti Diva Trio Eye Shadow (frosted white shade)
Wet N’ Wild Color Icon Shimmer Eye Pencil in Black
Wet N’ Wild Mega Line Liquid Liner in Black
Rimmel London Scandal’Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Liner in Nude
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Mascara

LIPS: 
Wet N’ Wild Mega Last Lipstick in Dollhouse Pink
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Wild Orchid

CINDY CRAWFORD

Cindy Crawford in 1992
Cindy Crawford in 1992
Cindy Crawford in 2012
Cindy Crawford in 2012

Cindy Crawford is the first model I remember really noticing and identifying as somebody different and exceptionally beautiful in a different way than your average women. Cindy was a really huge part in defining my earliest concepts of beauty. I was kind of obsessed with her in my childhood, taping every episode of MTV’s “House of Style,” which she hosted, and even having one of her print ads in the cover of my trapper keeper that I carried to school every day for years! Cindy has since left the world of modeling and taken on the role of designer, with her own line of furniture and home decor with Rooms-to-Go, as well as recently developing a clothing line for foreign retailer C&A, which you can see a video about below.

While searching for recent pictures of Cindy, I found these gorgeous images of her at a charity event MAC Cosmetics held to benefit AmFar that I just fell in love with. Cindy looks amazing still, at 42 years old, and wore a really elegant and glamorous look that just perfectly suited her! I loved that it was reminiscent of makeup she wore in her younger years but more refined and mature. I also loved that it gave me an opportunity to wear one of my newest favorite lipsticks, Bebot Love from the Wet N’ Wild Fergie Center Stage collection!

Cindy Crawford 2012 CF 07
Cindy Crawford 2012 CF 06
Cindy Crawford 2012 CF 11
PRODUCTS USED:

FACE:
Calvin Klein Infinite Hydration Moisturizing Foundation in Toasted
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 20 Sand
Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating Finishing Powder in Teint Dore 03
L’oreal Magic Lumi Concealer in Medium
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder in Original Chocolate
Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Powder Blush in Parasol

EYES:
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eye Shadows in Walk of Shame, Naked 2, Faint, Crave & Venus
L’oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Liner in Carbon Black
L’oreal Voluminous Extra Collagen Mascara in Black Brown

LIPS:
Wet N’ Wild Center Stage Collection Mega Last Lip Color in Bebot Love
Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Rosegold

NAOMI CAMPBELL

Naomi Campbell in 1987
Naomi Campbell in 1987
Naomi Campbell in 2012
Naomi Campbell in 2012

Naomi Campbell is one of my very favorite models of all-time and has personally been an icon and an inspiration to me in many ways! Naomi has become notorious over the years for being a major diva, (or, more like, having severe anger management issues causing a long history of violence, outbursts and legal issues,) and I have found myself over the years trying to “channel Naomi” in moments when I needed to stand up for the things I wanted or needed and faced resistance… or in moments when I needed the fiercest walk possible, which is another Naomi is notorious for! Naomi also released a brilliant and underrated album in 1992, called “Babywoman.” Currently, she can be seen as a judge/mentor on the Oxygen Network reality series, “The Face,” a modeling competition series.

When selecting a look to recreate from Naomi, my mind just kept going back to the look she wore on the catwalk for Roberto Cavalli in Milan last year, which I actually did a tutorial for a few months ago, (and, to be honest, planned on recycling for this post had I run out of time to get a look done!) After doing a little digging, though, I discovered these really stunning editorial images she had done last year for the cover/spread from Interview Magazine, which featured a really stunning gunmetal, black and silver eye and a very interesting, unusual lip liner technique that I wasn’t overly successful in recreating for myself, I don’t think. Let me know what you guys think in the comments!

Naomi Campbell 2012 CF 05
Naomi Campbell 2012 CF 01
Naomi Campbell 2012 CF 08
PRODUCTS USED:

FACE:
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation in True Beige
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 20 Sand
Boots No. 7 Quick Cover Concealer in Medium
Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating Finishing Powder in Teint Dore 03
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder
Wet N’ Wild Center Stage Collection To Reflect Shimmer Palette in Rose Golden Goddess
Stila Make Me Blush Palette

EYES:
Urban Decay Naked Eye Shadows in Gunmetal, Creep & Buck
Urban Decay Naked 2 Eye Shadows in Blackout, Verve & Bootycall
L’oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Liner in Carbon Black
L’oreal Voluminous Extra Collagen Mascara in Black Brown

LIPS:
Wet N’ Wild Color Icon Lip Liner in Willow
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Desert

HEIDI KLUM

Heidi Klum in 1995
Heidi Klum in 1995
Heidi Klum in 2013
Heidi Klum in 2013

Heidi Klum began her career in her native Germany after winning a modeling contest and being signed to a modeling agency in New York, however she really rose to international fame after appearing on the cover of the famed Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She achieved even more acclaim after becoming the first German model to be included as one of Victoria’s Secret’s famous “Angels.” From there, Heidi has gone on to design various clothing and accessory lines for several major retailers, appeared in ad campaigns for major companies like McDonald’s, Volkswagen, Dannon and H&M, as well as taking on small acting roles in films like “Ella Enchanted,” “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Perfect Stranger.” Perhaps her most famous role, though, is as host and judge of the absolutely brilliant reality television series, “Project Runway.” She is also an executive producer for the series and was nominated for an Emmy for the series. Heidi has also served as host, judge and co-producer for “Germany’s Next Top Model,” since 2006.

Selecting a look to recreate from Heidi Klum was actually really easy because it was only a couple of weeks ago that I remembered looking at all of the red carpet images from the 2013 Golden Globe Awards and thinking how gorgeous Heidi had looked there. When I sat down to find looks for this post, my mind immediately jumped back to those images and it was pretty much a done deal! I loved her look so much because it was very bright and bronzed and “California,” but still very elegant and appropriate for an awards show like the Golden Globes. I also knew that I could recreate this look really easily using the Naked Palette, which I hadn’t actually done an entire look with in a really long time! I also decided to film a tutorial for this look because I loved it so much and figured some of you guys out there might, as well!

Heidi Klum 2013 CF 07
Heidi Klum 2013 CF 02
Heidi Klum 2013 CF 08
PRODUCTS USED:

FACE: 
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation in True Beige
Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer in Light Medium
Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating Finishing Powder in Teint Dore 03
Wet N’ Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Ticket to Brazil
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Magic & Angelic

EYES: 
Urban Decay Naked Eye Shadows in Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Naked & Virgin
Rimmel London Scandal’Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Liner in Light Blue & Brown
L’oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara in Black Brown

LIPS: 
Wet N’ Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Think Pink
Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume

TYRA BANKS

Tyra Banks in 1989
Tyra Banks in 1989
Tyra Banks in 2013
Tyra Banks in 2013

Tyra Banks, to me, is really one of the most inspirational supermodels to watch because she has managed to far surpass the realm of supermodels and become a full-fledged mogul in the entertainment industry and a household name outside of the fashion industry.  Tyra started modeling at just 15 years old and became an international sensation and has never looked back from there! In fact, aside from achieving supermodel status, Tyra has also dabbled in every other form of entertainment possible, acting in a number of films, including a smaller role in one of my favorite films, “Coyote Ugly.” Tyra also attempted to transition into a music career that never actually took off. Her most successful roles, however, have been as producer and host of her own talk show and the massively successful reality television series “America’s Next Top Model.”

The look I recreated from Tyra Banks is one that I absolutely adore from a cover shoot she did for the January 2013 issues of Harper’s Bazaar in Malaysia and Singapore. I saw these pics and just thought it was the most beautiful look and really loved the fact that it was so bright in the centers of the lids with darker colors coming inward from the inner and outer corners of the eyes. I really loved the way that this look came out on me, as well. I used a little Tarte eye shadow quad that came with one of their little “color collection” kits they do every so often at Ulta. This quad featured all of the colors I needed to create this look but they are also really easy colors to dupe – the L’oreal Infallible Eye Shadow line features perfect dupes for each of these shades!

Tyra Banks 2013 CF 09
Tyra Banks 2013 CF 10
Tyra Banks 2013 CF 05
PRODUCTS USED: 

FACE: 
Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation in True Beige
Boots No. 7 Quick Cover Concealer in Medium
Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating Finishing Powder in Teint Dore 03
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder in Original Chocolate
Urban Decay Urbanglow Cream Highlight in Wicked
Smashbox Double Exposure Lip & Cheek Cream in Speed Racer

EYES: 
Tarte Amazonian Clay Eye Shadow Palette (shimmering buff, shimmering sable, shimmering cocoa & matte coffee bean)
L’oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Liner in Carbon Black
L’oreal Voluminous Extra Collagen Mascara in Black Brown
Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel

LIPS: 
Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie

KATE MOSS

Kate Moss in 1990
Kate Moss in 1990
Kate Moss in 2013
Kate Moss in 2013

Kate Moss emerged onto the fashion scene in the early 1990s in a very big way. As the face of Calvin Klein, she  was credited with creating the “heroin chic” craze that swept the fashion industry throughout the 90s. Kate, in my mind, has always been the very definition of the word “edgy” in terms of look and style, as well as being one of the strongest icons of the “rock star” supermodel lifestyle. I have often found myself trying to channel Kate when I need to let go and let my “wild side” out! Kate remains one of the biggest names and most iconic faces in the fashion industry, as well as working for over 10 years as a creative advisor for Rimmel London Cosmetics, even launching her own line of Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Lipsticks, which you can see an interview with her about below.

While searching images of Kate Moss while putting together this post I stumbled upon a set of images that just immediately captivated and called out to me from a shoot she did for the Pre-Spring 2013 Issue of fashion magazine i-D. Obviously, Kate looks amazing in the images but even more than that I was so drawn to the images because of the makeup she wore in it – it is a really unique and interesting look that is almost not even noticeable! It’s a really neutral look all around but with a unique twist – the eye shadow is done in reverse! We all know how, in general, with most makeup looks you will deepen the outer corner of the eye and create an “outer v,” and this look is exactly like that, except instead of an “outer v” it has an “inner v.” The eye shadow is done in a very tradition style, except in the opposite direction than your typical eye shadow look! As soon as I saw it I knew I had to try it and, as quickly as I knew I had to try it, I knew I had to film it to share with all of you, as well! One note about this tutorial, though. I went a little crazy trying to get the lip color right layering 3 different lipsticks and still never quite getting it where it needed to be but realized, after the fact, that one of Kate’s own Rimmel Lipsticks would have been the perfect shade – 08! Unfortunately, I do not own 08 but had I realized this in advance I would have picked it up! Anyway, check out the tutorial below!

Kate Moss 2013 CF 07
Kate Moss 2013 CF 05
Kate Moss 2013 CF 10
PRODUCTS USED:

FACE:
L’oreal True Match Lumi Foundation in C3 Creamy Natural
Boots No. 7 Quick Cover Concealer in Medium
L’oreal Magic Lumi Concealer in Medium
Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating Finishing Powder in Teint Dore 03
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Angelic & Stellar

EYES:
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eye Shadows in Naked 2, Faint, Walk of Shame, Venus & Crave
Rimmel London Scandal’Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Nude
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Mascara

LIPS:
Wet N’ Wild Color Icon Lip Liner in Willow
Milani Lipstick in Cocoa Sugar
L’oreal Color Riche Lipstick in Fairest Nude
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Petal

As I said before, these women have all, in one way or another, really helped to shape and define my own personal concept of beauty and, with the levels of success they have all reached, I’m sure many of you out there can say the same! I am really glad to have had the opportunity to share looks from all of them and I really hope you guys enjoyed them all, as well! I also wish you all a beautiful weekend and a beautiful life!

Jason

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