30 YEARS OF LIFE CHANGING BEAUTY MOMENTS

Our top 10 favourite groundbreakers, iconic products and unforgettable fads

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30 YEARS OF LIFE CHANGING BEAUTY MOMENTS
Our top 10 favourite groundbreakers, iconic products and unforgettable fads

Debbie Harry


 
Debbie Harry

1979: Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” tops the charts, and Debbie Harry inspires beauty rebels everywhere to overdose on eye-shadow and contoured blush.

 
Jane Fonda


 
Jane Fonda

1982: Jane Fonda releases her first workout video, and legwarmers become de rigueur. The aerobics craze reshapes notions of the ultimate female form.

Burt's Bees


 
Burt’s Bees

1989: Burt’s Bees, one of the first mass eco lines, turns from making candles to cooking up soaps and lip balms using natural beauty recipes from the 19th century.

Supermodels


 
Supermodels

1990: Supermodels conquer pop culture. Linda Evangelista utters her infamous “$10,000 a day” line, and “The Trinity” (aka Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and, of course, Evangelista) grace George Michael’s “Freedom” video.

The Rachel


 
The Rachel

1994: The most talked-about coif since Farrah’s feathery waves, “The Rachel” – Jennifer Aniston’s big, flippy shag – makes its debut on Friends.

Teeth Whitening


 
Teeth Whitening

1997: The invention of Crest Whitestrips makes wallet-friendly, at-home teeth whitening a reality.

The Wrinkle Cure


 
The Wrinkle Cure

1998: The Wrinkle Cure by Dr. Nicholas Perricone hits bookshelves with the novel notion that the right diet (one full of omega-3-rich salmon) can undo signs of aging.

Bare Escentuals


 
Bare Escentuals

2002: Bare Escentuals begins pitching products in infomercials, igniting a mineral-makeup trend that’s still going strong.

Gwyneth Paltrow


 
Gwyneth Paltrow

2001: The ultra-sleek trend in hair, popularized by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, heats up demand for at-home flatirons and Japanese straightening services.

Stella McCartney


 
Stella McCartney

2007: Natural beauty brands continue to mushroom. As designer organic lines such as Care by Stella McCartney prove its crunchy-granola heritage is long gone.

Find more life changing beauty moments in the October issue of FLARE.

Photography: Getty Images (Jennifer Aniston, Blondie, Jane Fonda, The Trinity), George Pimentel (Gwyneth Paltrow), Anthea Simms (backstage beauty).

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