Lately, instead of forging ahead, beauty trends are heading back in time, looking to eras gone by for inspiration. Ranging from the ‘50s to the ‘90s, there seems to be a beauty icon from every decade enjoying her heyday right now. If there has ever been a time to borrow from the past, it’s now! Here’s a look at the famous faces inspiring us these days:
‘40s: Katharine Hepburn
‘50s: Marilyn Monroe
No one defined “bombshell” quite like Marilyn. Now, her signature look is back big time. Be it on runways, red carpets or city streets, you don’t have to look too far to see her signature look – bright red lips, black liquid liner and a beauty mark for effect.
‘60s: Elizabeth Taylor
Those striking lilac-blue eyes aside, the beauty world remembers Liz for her perfect, unabashedly bold brows. Making a comeback right now, we’re modeling our set on this screen siren. It’s not for nothing that she’s known as the most beautiful woman in the world!
‘70s: Pam Grier
No one defines the style of the swinging seventies better than Foxy Brown herself. That hair, the hoop earrings, those sultry bedroom eyes – no one did glam quite like Pam Grier.
‘80s: Debbie Harry
When we think of Blondie’s Debbie Harry, it’s her shocking platinum shag, blue shadow and edgy red lip that come to mind. We’re seeing a return of the bold eye and lip combo, and it’s this fearless frontwoman we’ll be looking to for inspiration!
‘90s: Naomi Campbell
It’s not the ultra-thin waif look that has us looking back at this grunge-filled decade. Instead, it’s Naomi Campbell and her fellow supermodels dubbed as the Fab Five. This season, we’re craving Campbell’s cat eye, always paired with out-to-there lashes, and long, glossy locks.