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For decades women have been wearing makeup as a way of empowerment. Many women use it as a tool to express themselves while feeling confident. Not only has makeup been following women thoughout history, but it has shown a growth in the feminist world. As of today, makeup has never failed to show the creative side of women.

1. 1920s

The flapper era was characterized by short bobbed hair with finger waves. Makeup had the characteristics of dark lips, kohl-rimmed eyes and very thin drawn in eyebrows.

Source: http://www.doctormacro.com/movie%20star%20pages/Bow,%20Clara-Annex.htm  

2. 1940s

The most popular hairstyle of this decade were long and feminine victory curls. Lipsticks became redder, nail polished blossomed and brows had a high arched and thicker than before.

Source: https://vintagedancer.com/1940s/1940s-makeup-guide/

3. 1960s

Women played with lots of color in this decade by using vivid and dramatic eyeshadow with a thick layer of eyeliner. Hair looked good as long as it had volume and style such as the pixie cut.

Source: http://beautyandthecity.maybelline.es/hot-news-belleza/super-pestanas-a-lo-twiggy-y-como-lograrlas-2

4. 1980s

Hairspray was huge in the 80s, we couldn’t get enough of it. During this decade eyeshadow still had vivid colors like hot pink and fuchsia, but now it went all the way to the brow bone. Thick and natural eyebrows were popular.


Source: https://innerallure.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/creating-a-modern-1980s-makeup-look/

5. 2000s

The flapper brows came in style again, brows were thin, dark and women even got them tattooed. Icy eye makeup and gloss were very popular in the red carpet along with acrylic nails. And tanning seemed to never be enough.

Source: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/beauty/g2541/2000s-beauty-trends-hairstyles-makeup/

6. 2018

Makeup has changed a lot throughout the years, now more than ever there are many products that are included in a makeup routine that didn’t exist before. Concealer, highlighter, lash extensions, permanent freckle tattoo and micro-blading are taking over the beauty industry. 

Source: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/fake-freckles/

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A Mass Communications major, with a minor in Art and Graphic Design. Passionate about creativity and food. 
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