Over the past 5 decades, legendary makeup artist, Sandy Linter has worked with many of the greats in the fashion and beauty world.
Besides making up iconic models and celebrities, Sandy has always loved to play with her own hair and makeup. She kindly shares some wonderful images and tells us her beauty inspirations, and defining looks from over the decades.
– as told to The Silver Women
At the end of the ’60s, I got married in a dress and pants from Etcetera a very popular boutique. I used lashes by the yard. I cut off pieces and applied on my top lid and then, absurdly, on my lower lid! Everyone wore false lashes and a pale lip.
My inspiration was Jean Harlow. The teddy is vintage from the 1930s. Platinum hair cropped very short and the smoky eye is my own interpretation of that decade. (Photo by Danielle Cohen, 1978)
In the early ’80s, I had a fringed layer haircut, that went big in the summer heat and pink glossy lips. (Photo by Jerry Brandt)
The layered cut looked great when wet, I kept that lip liner and pink lips on! This image was taken on Fire Island. (Photo by Stephen Knoll)
The black & white Polaroid of me with my makeup was taken while on a shoot for Harpers Bazaar. Strongly influenced by Debbie Harry. Bleached blond hair and strong lip liner.
(Photo by Bill King)
Madonna was definitely an inspiration. It was all about matte lips & MAC makeup. (Photos by Palma Kolansky,1992)
” Everyone thinks my favorite era for makeup is the 70s-80s but as you can clearly see,
I also loved the 90’s.
I had just received a contract with Lancôme for ‘Beauty at every age’. Here I am in 2008 with model Patricia Velasquez.
Neat and pretty makeup and hair. I’m playing it safe for someone who is 67 years old.
(Photo by Jennifer Denton,2014)
I love Kate Moss. I also appreciate the beauty of Christie Brinkley who I work with often. And, I cannot leave out my all-time favorite beauty icon, Debbie Harry.
Eyeliner. My pale blue eyes disappear without a liner.
What is the makeup item that works on everyone?
Mascara. I use it on everyone. It’s a magic wand.
– Sandy Linter xoxo
Images courtesy Sandy Linter.