1920 to 2000: Makeup For Each Decade

Hey Everyone! :-)

It has been a fun goal of mine to compose a post filled with makeup looks from each decade.  This has taken me quite some time to complete, and I'm very excited to FINALLY put this all together.  I can't tell you how much fun I've had :-)

For this post, I'm stepping back a moment from the usual "beauty makeup", and exploring makeup throughout the ages.  I have selected an icon from each decade, and created a look inspired by that icon. You'll see that I've selected some unexpected icons (or maybe not) for this project :-)

It's been a blast.

Oh! And I realize I don't share the same facial structure of each of my icons. :-(  However, I worked with my own features and created something truly inspired by the era.

Image Sources: Google Images and Wikipedia

1920's Inspired Makeup:  Louise Brooks - Film Star

"I have a gift for enraging people, If I ever bore you, it will be with a knife."
~ Louise Brooks

1930's Inspired Makeup: Joan Crawford - Film Star

 "I never go outside unless I'm dressed like Joan Crawford the movie star. 
If you want to see the girl next door, go next door."
~ Joan Crawford

I was a bit surprised to learn that my next icon was quite a glam girl of the 40's! 
May I present to you:

1940's Inspired Makeup: Lucille Ball - Film & TV Star

"Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead"
~ Luicille Ball

1950's Inspired Makeup: Brigitte Bardot -  Model -Actress


"I have understood that the most important things are tenderness and kindness.
I can't do without them." ~ Brigitte Bardot 

1960's Inspired Makeup:  Ann Margret - Film Star

"I've always tried to do my very best, 
and I want to be the best age, whatever age I am." 
~ Ann Margret

1970's Inspired Makeup: Donna Summer - Queen of Disco

"I can't be sure if you're the one for me
All I ask is that you dance with me"
~ Donna Summer

1980's Inspired Makeup: Boy George

"Beethoven had a great look. It was very much about the drama of appearance"
~ Boy George

1990's Inspired Makeup: Madonna

"If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, 
you're always going to be disappointed." ~ Madonna

For this last one, I was very excited to find this pic of my icon. It's very edgy and haphazard 
and I love it!

2000's Inspired Makeup: Emma Watson

"I don't want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about."
-Emma Watson

Thank you so much for taking this journey with me! I
I hope you had as much fun as I did!

I hope you have a wonderful week!  Best wishes to you.

If you would like to see the slideshow for this project, you can find it here:
Thank you, Lily for the suggestion!  Please watch in HD :-)


  1. They're all very pretty but if I had to pick a favorite it would be Ann Margaret. You should put this in a video slideshow and upload to Youtube.

    1. Thank you so much for the inspiring idea!!! Done! :-)
      Thank you, Lily!

  2. Very nice, really enjoyed your interpretations!!

  3. This is the most awesome post ever! You re-created the looks so well! Ahh I would seriously love for you to do my makeup :D
    Have a beautiful week, Colleen!

    1. Thank you, Traci!! And I'm coming over for you to do my nails!
      Thank you, and you too! :-)

  4. Wow. Amazing *.*

  5. Oh my! I can't express in words how impressed I am about this series of yours! :O All of the looks are stunning! I have been planning on doing this kind of series myself but I don't think I could do it this good. Thanks a lot for sharing this, it gives me a whole lot of inspiration! :D

    1. I'm so honored that you like it!! I'm delighted to offer the inspiration, I would LOVE to see your interpretations!! :-)

  6. What a gorgeous post!

    Rebecca x

  7. Such amazing work! The best look is from 1960! Go girl go!

    1. Thank you so much!! I'm so glad you like it!! Yay!! :D

  8. I love all of these looks and the pearls in your hair look great, kind of reminds me of a wedding day hair style :)

  9. This is amazing! You are so gorgeous, and the makeup looks are so flawless like always. If I had to pick, my favorite would be the 1930's!

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

    1. Thank you so much Jordan!! I love that one too! :-)

  10. you nailed every one!! my jaw is on the floor these were gorgeous sweetie!!

    1. Yay!! So glad you like them! Thank you, Jessica!

  11. You are so very talented! This is so cool

  12. Wow, this makeup project is amazing! Well done!


  13. Wow! Love this chick, looks amazing! x

  14. I love this post, so SO much! Fantastic breakdown of the decades. 60s is definitemy my fave era. At times I feel I was born in the wrong era, ha!



  15. You are beautiful and creative in creating different kind of look. I was surprise that Boy George is included so I guess your makeup seems to very flexible too. I love what you did to Madonna's look because your eyelashes appear very nice. I also like the Lucille Ball makeup inspiration.

  16. Girl...this just takes my breath away! As if we didn't already KNOW, this is proof that you are a timeless beauty for all ages. I'm just as jealous of how versatile your hair is (mine does pretty much one style...if it's not pulled back!) as I am of how phenomenal your makeup looks. LOVE THIS whole post. You're my hero!!

  17. This post is BRILLIANT! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!! <3


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  19. WOW!!! I have no words!!! Amazing...simply breathtaking!

  20. So cool. I would love to have lived during the 30s.



  21. Love this! I love them all, but 70's is my personal fave!!!

  22. Amazing! Love this post!!
    You're so talented <3

  23. The old saying "what goes around comes around" is so true, especially in fashion and makeup, I'm wearing stuff these days that looks similar to what my mother used to wear 30 years ago, and the way some people do their make-up ithese days is soooo 70's

  24. You are beautiful and creative in creating atypical kind of look. I was alarm to facilitate Boy George is built-in so I speculation your framework seems to very flexible too. I love I beg your pardon? You did to Madonna's look since your eyelashes appear very fastidious. I moreover like the Lucille Ball framework inspiration.

  25. Your lashes are so beautiful!!


  26. omg that deep red hair color is amazing, i love it