Over time, beauty looks have changed drastically by the decade, and we're continually progressing with our techniques while borrowing from the past, as it is a constant source of inspiration. When comparing the hottest makeup trends by decade, there's a noticeable pattern of going back and forth between subtle makeup and taking a more flashy direction in cosmetics, rather like a pendulum swinging from side to side.
One thing is certain regarding the makeup of the 20th century, and that is that we have evolved with our beauty trends and tricks, although sometimes not for the better. While it's hard to keep up with trends in the 21st century since they are constantly changing, there seems to be more interest in beauty and makeup than ever before. Continue reading to learn about makeup by the decade, and how much it has progressed.
In 1900, Pale Skin And Rosy Cheeks Were What Women WantedPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
1910 Was All About A Bare Faced Natural Look
By 1920, The Smoky Eye Look Was All The Rage
The '30s Were All About The EyebrowsPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation License