Some beauty trends have not withstood the test of time.
In the ’50s, for example, people commonly wore tons of face makeup to create “mask effects.” Now, we know that wearing too much foundation and powder can lead to acne breakouts.
The ’80s also saw some wild beauty trends, like bold eye shadow and teased hairstyles.
In more recent years, heavy spray tans and Instagram-inspired eyebrows have become some of the worst beauty fads.
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Popular styles of hair and makeup have changed dramatically over the years.
In the ’50s and ’60s, for example, it was common for people to wear lipstick-drawn smiles and beehive hairstyles. But, in the following decades, thin eyebrows and bold eye makeup ruled the beauty industry.
From the ’50s through to 2019, here are some of the worst beauty trends that have become popular over the years.
In the 1950s, many women wore solid “cake mascaras” instead of liquid formulas.
Today, people who wear makeup commonly use liquid mascara that’s packaged in tubes and applied with wands. In the ’50s, however, “cake mascara” was much more popular, according to Vintage Dancer, a style website and online store created by author Debbie Sessions, who researches the history of fashion.
“Cake mascara” was typically made in the form of black or brown squares, and packaged in metal tins, according to Vintage Dancer. To apply the product, people used damp, bristled brushes to scoop the mascara from the tin and transfer it to their upper lashes.
While Bésame Cosmetics says the practice is both sanitary and environmentally friendly, modern mascara wands work just fine to evenly apply the product across every lash.
It was also common to draw lipstick in the shape of a smile during this decade.
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