40 Most Influential Makeup Trends Throughout History

Change, they say, is inevitable. And while we can neither confirm nor deny what ‘they’ were talking about, their wisdom certainly applies to the ever-evolving world of beauty.
From Twiggy’s dramatic lower lashes to Princess Diana’s bold blue eyeliner and Jennifer Aniston’s ‘The Rachel’ cut, the last few decades have seen many a makeup and hair trend come and go.
Although change is a necessary part of life (it would certainly be boring without it), so too is reminiscing on the glorious (and not-so-glorious) beauty looks of years gone by. So, to do just that, we took a walk down memory lane and looked back at some of the most popular beauty trends in history.

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1965: Brigitte Bardot’s bouffant and bangs

French film icon Brigitte Bardot’s signature bouffant and tousled bangs ruled the mid-’60s and remain stylish to this day.

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