We know you follow beauty trends the moment they ascend because we do too. But have you ever taken a moment to think what defined beauty in the bygone era? What did beauty trends look like in the pre-social media era?

What were the trends that your mom, grandmother or great grandmother followed? What makeup trend was big in which era? Well, if you’re wondering about it now, we might have an answer. We did some scooping around to bring you all the unforgettable hair and makeup trends that have dominated the Indian beauty scene in the last 10 decades...

1910-1920
 

1910-1920

Simpler times, simpler beauty! Mid parted hair tied at the back, kohl-rimmed eyes and that was all. Just how simple and lovely is that.

1920-1930
 

1920-1930

Braided buns, kohled eyes, made up brows, defined lips and loud bindis were all the beauty trends that the people of the silent films era knew about.

1930-1940
 

1930-1940

Devika rani, the first lady of Bollywood established Indian beauty with arched brows, pixie bangs and eyes adorned with surma in the 30s.

1940-1950
 

1940-1950

Indian got freedom and beauty became bolder. Women embraced shorter hair with curls, darker brows and dramatic mascara.

1950-1960
 

1950-1960

With the worldwide popularity of Marilyn Monroe, beauty in India also saw a peak in short wavy hair and red lips.

1960-1970
 

1960-1970

Actresses like Sharmila Tagore, Mumtaz and Sadhna redefined Indian beauty with bouffant hair, long winged liner and fuller brows. The dramatic look was teamed with nude glossy lips.

1970-1980
 

1970-1980

70’s brought with it glamour and style. Women didn’t shy away from trying new hairstyles and makeup trends. Centre parted long hair with bangs and glossy pout was in vogue.

1980-1990
 

1980-1990

The rock n’ roll era was full of bright hued eyeshadow, rouged cheeks and bold lips. Hair adorned with headbands, left loose or in a funky braid, was donned by women.

1990-2000
 

1990-2000

Celebs like Madhuri dixit and Juhi Chawla popularised shoulder length curls in the 90s. Longs lashes, black lined eyes and matte or crème lips were the makeup essentials.

2000-2010
 

2000-2010

Bronze look with nude metallic lips and thick liner dominated the makeup world in India in the naughties. Hair was seldom accessorised and brows were thinner and arched.

2010-2020
 

2010-2020

The no-makeup look with lot of highlighter and red lips is in trend this decade. Buns and braids took over and accessories came back. Long lashes and fuller brows have been raging in the beauty world since 2010 till now.

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