Have you ever felt like your look would be more suited to a past decade? Well, it seems the brilliant minds behind Cut.com have heard you! If you didn’t see it over the weekend, here’s “100 Years of Beauty: Philippines,” featuring the lovely Filipina singer April Villanueva.
The Philippines is the fifth country to be featured in Cut’s “100 Years of Beauty” series, preceded by Mexico, Korea, Iran, and the USA. The Philippine edition was uploaded to Cut’s YouTube Channel last week and has since racked up over 1.6 million views!
Here’s a breakdown of each decade in Filipina beauty, as shown in the video:
1910s: Tribal tattoos in place of makeup, center-parted hair, and beaded necklaces worn as a headpiece.
1920s: The Spanish gypsy look, punctuated by a headscarf or kerchief.
1930s: MAKEUP: Pale powder for the face and soft rouge for the cheeks and lips, with just a hint of kohl on the eyes. HAIR: A short bob, à la Louise Brooks.
1940s: MAKEUP: Red lips, more face powder, way more rouge, and thin, painted brows with a rounded shape. HAIR: A longer bob, shaped with rollers and finger-waving techniques.
1950s: MAKEUP: Matte “pancake” foundation, cherry lips, cat eyes, and arched, penciled-in brows. HAIR: Long hair pulled back into an updo—or the edgy pixie cut.
1960s: MAKEUP: No-makeup makeup, i.e. nude lips, groomed but natural brows, and flicked lids with mascara on the lashes. HAIR: Imelda Marcos’ shiny, sculpted bouffant.
1970s: MAKEUP: Smoky, winged-out eyes with white eyeliner at the waterline for a doll-eyed effect, finished with contoured cheeks and pink lipstick. HAIR: A teased crown, curled tips, and loads of volume.
1980s: MAKEUP: Bold, pigmented eye shadow, thick stripes of blush all the way up to the temples, and girly lip gloss. HAIR: Heavy, side-swept Sharon Cuneta bangs.
1990s: MAKEUP: Brown lipstick, plucked-to-perfect brows (remember the “tattoo” effect?), and a wash of baby pink on the lids and cheeks. HAIR: Super straight, super long, super shiny hair.
2000s: MAKEUP: Dewy skin, lip-plumping color, and overall softer, more natural hues. HAIR: Long, shiny locks fashioned into the Kpop style du jour.
2010s: MAKEUP: Skin tone-conscious makeup colors, with a statement lip and #EyebrowsOnFleek. HAIR: The tousled “lob,” à la Anne Curtis and Kathryn Bernardo.
Isn’t it amazing how we always go back to the red lip? #Classic
Screengrabs from Cut Video via YouTube. Visit Cut.com or the Cut YouTube Channel to watch the entire “100 Years of Beauty” series.