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This Vintage Makeup Tutorial Shows You How The Classic Beauties Did It

While makeup vloggers and video tutorials may seem like a thoroughly modern fad, turns out our grandmothers were on this way before we were — we stumbled across this vintage makeup video from the '30s and it paints quite the picture of what it was like to be a fashionable woman back in the day. For instance, there was a lot of geometry involved with makeup application back then, to the point of drawing shapes and lines on the face, not to mention the giant protractor-like tool used to measure the face — that thing looks dangerous! Apparently these types of tutorials were pretty popular in the '30s, which has us wondering — were the crayon and compass-like devices used only by the pros, or did every girl mark up her face like a graph page for geometry class? We're just happy makeup application has evolved since then — can you imagine doing this every morning?
Video/Photo: Via Youtube.