Hold on tight as we teleport you back in time, when bonafide beauty icons weren’t really following trends ’cause they were too busy creating them instead. Still reigning as the most influential women in beauty, here’s our power list of leading ladies from each decade and their signature look decoded, so that you can sport them now.
When: The ’50s
Apart from her bombshell blonde coiffure and regal beauty mole, Marilyn Monroe was busy taking the beauty world by storm back in the ’50s with her signature pillowy red lips, a lip frenzy that still breathes as we speak. Yes, she started it and boom flocked the world. Recreate these sensational fuller lips by first defining your lip line with the NYX Professional Makeup Slide On Lip Pencil – Red Tape
and fill it up with the a shade that’s a tone lighter, like the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick – Look At Me.
Just the ploy to master #MyPoutBetterThanYours
When: The ’60s
Amidst the passion and romance that thrived throughout the epic American drama Cleopatra,
one simply couldn’t overlook Taylor’s elegance and alluring eye makeup. This sensational look had men wanting her and women wanting to be her. Rewind time and relive this nostalgic beauty look by drawing out a classic winged eyeliner with the Colorbar Ultimate Eye Liner – Black
and take it diagonally till your temples. Pick up the Coloressence Single Matt Eye Shadow EM1
and gently fill your eyelid pocket. Once you’ve got this right, you’ve achieved fierce Cleopatra eyes, mah
When: The ’70s
Having popularized the classic golden tan, peachy lips and rich brows which were basically effortless add ons to her impressive beauty bank, what we still can’t get over is McGraw’s sleek, bold, center-parting locks of love. After a good shampoo pull out the Corioliss Pro-V Jet Black Hair Straightener
and sleek out your strands. Finish this by running your strands through with a tiny magic blot of L’Oreal Professionnel X-Tenso Care Serum
to keep your locks intact. The glossed-up beauty conquered the ‘bare minimum’ beauty continent so sexy that every ’70s millennial would pay mucho moolah
to boast the the iconic McGraw Hairdo.
When: The ’80s
Let’s fast forward ten years and land you right into the ’80s beauty ground straight to the most photographed woman on earth, glam queen Madonna. Amongst the gazillion stunner trends sported by the legend, this wonderful pale Brown monochrome route had the world go bonkers over the sensational artistry. Smear on Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick – 58 BARE
and apply the Makeup Obsession Eyeshadow – E120 Rich
to her much-copied monochrome beauty do. Oh, and we’re totally digging the textured bob too. When Madonna sports it, it’s in. Sold!
When: The ’90s
A badass beauty rocking a sharp black bob and crimson nails on point? Sounds like a pretty appetizing beauty steal and Uma Thurman. To wing it like Thurman, go all out and get yourself some serious French bangs, but this time go an inch higher than your brow line. Keep your strands as glossy as the A-lister by spritzing on the BBLUNT Spotlight Hair Polish, For Instant Shine.
To complete this daring beauty look you can paint your tips with the Nykaa Pop Nail Enamel – Cranberry Crumble, No.6.
Thurman stunned audiences with her jaw dropping look in the hit drama Pulp Fiction
that is still as good now as it was then.
When: The early 2000s
SPOT IT. SHOP IT.