In many ways, the flappers of the 1920s paved the way for our modern obsession with makeup. It's not just that flapper fashion began appearing around the same time as compact makeup (though that surely had a lot to do with it). The time was ripe for women to begin using makeup not modestly but to make a statement. As a Beautylish blogger writes, the flapper was the epitome of "a fashionable disaster and a reckless trendsetter." Sounds good to us.
Flapper beauty tricks have stuck with us over the decades — and, it seems that once again women are celebrating the power that comes with a short crop and a bold lip. So, we were delighted to find these '20s-inspired photos, which take beauty inspiration directly from flapper fashion.
From swoon-worthy liquid cat eyes to bright red lips, the flapper-inspired makeup doesn't look all that different from our current favorite looks — a testament to the lasting power of a beauty look done right. We'll be poring over these photos for inspiration all weekend. (Beautylish)
photo: via beautylish.
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