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Beauty Trends Through History: Which Decade Are You?

Beauty Trends Through History: Which Decade Are You?

September 24th, 2010
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  • <em>Dita Von Teese's <a href="http://www.stylecaster.com/news/9491/is-balmain-taking-notes-from-isabel-marant">iconic <strong>'50s</strong> look</a> showcases the retro hairstyle that the housewives rocked back in the day. </em>
    Dita Von Teese's iconic '50s look showcases the retro hairstyle that the housewives rocked back in the day.
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group
  • <em><strong>1950s:</strong> Women began experimenting with bold makeup and <a href="http://www.stylecaster.com/video/233/mac-beauty-tip-how-to-get-a-velvety-red-lip">red lips </a>sprouted up everywhere. We're clearly still lusting after this primary color. (YSL Rouge Pur Couture SPF 15, $30, at <a>sephora.com</a>)</em>
    1950s: Women began experimenting with bold makeup and red lips sprouted up everywhere. We're clearly still lusting after this primary color. (YSL Rouge Pur Couture SPF 15, $30, at sephora.com)
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group
  • <em><strong>1950s:</strong> To top off the prim curls, many ladies placed headbands over their hair for a more proper look. We're loving this vintage-inspired accessory from Topshop. (Vintage Applique Headband, $30, at <a>topshop.com</a>)</em>
    1950s: To top off the prim curls, many ladies placed headbands over their hair for a more proper look. We're loving this vintage-inspired accessory from Topshop. (Vintage Applique Headband, $30, at topshop.com)
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group
  • <em>The '<strong>60s</strong> brought us big hair and intense eyes, with Twiggy being the model of the decade. Here, Anne Hathaway mimics the look and shows us how <a href="http://www.stylecaster.com/news/9402/get-long-lush-lashes-7-ways-to-enhance-your-eyes-now">false lashes</a> and mascara were in, as well as bright shadows. </em>
    The '60s brought us big hair and intense eyes, with Twiggy being the model of the decade. Here, Anne Hathaway mimics the look and shows us how false lashes and mascara were in, as well as bright shadows.
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group
  • <em><strong>1960s: </strong>Urban Decay's lush <a href="http://www.stylecaster.com/news/6473/how-to-apply-fake-eyelashes">fake lashes </a>add that Twiggy-inspired look to your eyes. (Urban Lash Hot Number, $15, at <a>ulta.com</a>)</em>
    1960s: Urban Decay's lush fake lashes add that Twiggy-inspired look to your eyes. (Urban Lash Hot Number, $15, at ulta.com)
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group
  • <em><strong>1960s: </strong>Boost your lashes with Fusion Beauty's lash volumizer, which conditions and lengthens lashes so you have more to bat. (Fushion Beauty LashFusion XL Micro-Technology, $30, at <a>sephora.com</a>)</em>
    1960s: Boost your lashes with Fusion Beauty's lash volumizer, which conditions and lengthens lashes so you have more to bat. (Fushion Beauty LashFusion XL Micro-Technology, $30, at sephora.com)
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group
  • <em>The <strong>'70s</strong> were Farrah Fawcett's heyday - with "the Farrah" becoming the hairstyle style of the decade. Bronzed skin and <a href="http://www.stylecaster.com/news/9272/spring-2011-fashion-week-bcbgmaxazria-ditches-beach-waves-and-goes-au-natural">natural makeup</a> were also trendy. </em>
    The '70s were Farrah Fawcett's heyday - with "the Farrah" becoming the hairstyle style of the decade. Bronzed skin and natural makeup were also trendy.
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group
  • <em><strong>1970s:</strong> We saw a growth in self tanners and tanning salons in the '70s as even the fair skinned gals tried to look like <a href="http://www.stylecaster.com/news/8531/self-tanning-101-how-to-get-the-perfect-bronze-glow">bronzed beauties</a>. Clarins gel gives a great lightweight tan and absorbs quickly. (Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel, $32.50, at <a>sephora.com</a>)</em>
    1970s: We saw a growth in self tanners and tanning salons in the '70s as even the fair skinned gals tried to look like bronzed beauties. Clarins gel gives a great lightweight tan and absorbs quickly. (Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel, $32.50, at sephora.com)
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group
  • <em><strong>1970s: </strong>To complete the au natural look of the '70s, lip gloss was a huge fad. Instead of a bold color on the lips, many girls just wore a sheer gloss. (Too Faced Glamour Gloss in Barely Legal, $19, at <a>ulta.com</a>)</em>
    1970s: To complete the au natural look of the '70s, lip gloss was a huge fad. Instead of a bold color on the lips, many girls just wore a sheer gloss. (Too Faced Glamour Gloss in Barely Legal, $19, at ulta.com)
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group
  • <em>Madonna was the face of the <strong>'80s</strong> - with <a href="http://www.stylecaster.com/news/7899/eyebrow-shapes-the-good-the-bad-the-crazy">bold brows</a> and bigger than life hair. Actually, let's rephrase that – bold everything!</em>
    Madonna was the face of the '80s - with bold brows and bigger than life hair. Actually, let's rephrase that – bold everything!
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group

If you have any interest in beauty and fashion, you know that trends always seem to come full circle, and over the past few weeks at the spring 2011 shows we’ve seen the ’70s taking over the runways. Many of us tend to stick to one decade, but some get bored and dabble in a few. So just in case you want to expand your horizons (or want to finally jump on board with the Mad Men cast), we’ve broken down the trends of the past 6o (yes 60!) years. Let us know which decade you covet in the comments section below.

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