Tuesday, October 23

Halloween: It's In the Details

With a little effort, you can seriously elevate your Halloween look.
Though the type of clothing you wear will help set the tone, this is the perfect opportunity for hair and make-up to truly shine.

Here's how to take your costume into different decades:

This decade brought bobbed hair. In Paris, it was introduced in 1909. It eventually spread to England, and Irene Castle, a silent film actress, helped to popularize it in America. Max Factors introduced the first commercial eye shadow in this decade. The first powder and blush compacts were also introduced, which might explain the overly pink cheeks. 


Women started cutting their hair short, so it could fit comfortably beneath cloche hats. Bobs, Eton crop and the Marcel Wave were the go-to styles. Red lips and kohl eyeshadows took the place of the more demure Edwardian era look. The bow lip was common.


Poodle cuts, Short bangs with long straight hair and pixie cuts were all popular styles in the '50s. As for make-up, it was ruled by pastels and the color pink. It was about all about glamour.


There was a variety of hairstyles in the '60s, but the pixie cut kept its popularity because of public figures, such as Twiggy. Beehives and bouffants were also making an impact.  Women wore false eyelashes and darker eyeshadow. The eyes were all about drama, and the lips were pale.


This decade was all about long hair. It could be flicked, layered or feathered. Afros were also popular. Debbie Harry also started a new trend: platinum blonde hair worn with bangs. Unlike previous eras, make-up was chosen because of the situation. For daytime, women wore minimal make-up. It was very natural. The glam rock also started in the '70s, and it was glittery and eyebrows were plucked thinly. Tanning was also very prominent. 


Voluminous hair were made popular by celebrities. Hairspray was used in excess by some. Make-up was loud and colorful, though not always.