Two 1920s Makeup Tutorials to Prepare You for Your Flapper Costume

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Prior to the 1920s, cosmetics were worn primarily by prostitutes and they had a negative stigma about them.  However, in the post-World War I era, women sought to use their feminine power to their advantage and makeup played an important role in creating a beautiful, youthful look.  By 1920, every department store and pharmacy had a makeup counter allowing women to try before they buy.  Technological advances also made it easier for women to apply makeup in the time period.

For an excellent discussion of flapper makeup trends and styles in the 1920s, watch Zabrena’s makeup tutorial to learn how to create the dark eyes, dark lips and pale skin that were considered desirable during the time period.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=””][vc_column_text]Michelle Phan also produced a makeup tutorial right before Halloween in 2013 to help women transform themselves into a flapper girl.  Her YouTube channel has more than 6 million subscribers so you will be in good company if you attempt to recreate this look.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=””][vc_column_text]Don’t forget to pick up your flapper outfit or learn the dances of the 1920s.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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