100 Years of Makeup

By March 14, 2016Uncategorized

The 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising got us thinking about everything that has changed in the past 100 years, makeup included. Ever wondered what your beauty routine would be if born in a different era? Here is a glimpse into the most popular beauty looks of the last 100 years. Scroll to the end to see 100 years of makeup in one minute!

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1910’s was the beginning of the beauty industry as we know it. Makeup was kept simple while hair was kept big.

1920’s:

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1920’s makeup remains as one of the most iconic of all time. Lipstick precision and flawlessly pinned hair were the call of the day for quintessential flapper girls

1930’s:

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The 1930’s saw the dawning of razor thin eyebrows and pin curled hair.

1940’s:

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The 1940’s saw the introduction of a softer, prettier makeup and hair look.

1950’s:

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1960’s:

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A total shift in fashion yet again, the 1960’s was all about stellar eye makeup and short, pinned back hair.

1970’s:

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In the 1970’s, everything went hippy. The bigger and fluffier the hair the better.

1980’s:

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Probably the most questionable beauty look of the last 100 years, everything went bigger in the 80’s. The more the merrier makeup-wise.

1990’s:

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We have to say, we have a bit of a soft spot for 90’s beauty looks. Things went one of two ways; embracing natural beauty (a la Julia Roberts), or just lots and lots of eyeliner.

2000’s:

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A little bit of this and a little bit of that, the dawning of the new millenium brought with it an ‘anything goes’ approach to makeup.

2010’s:

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A bit like the 2000’s, there is as of yet no stand-out look of the 2010’s. Just go with whatever looks best in your selfie.