Each season, Team MDC waits with bated breath to see the newest runway beauty looks (and backstage tricks) to provide inspiration and information on the latest hair and makeup trends. But we often find that rather than discovering something brand new, makeup and hair artists are reinventing classic looks from moments in beauty history.
And for good reason! We have centuries of makeup trends to pull from. Some societies revered cosmetics for their spiritual properties (we get it), while others adopted it for more practical purposes. Though we'll never know which makeup fads of the last century will make it into the history books of the future, we created a guide to recreating eight of our favorite 20th-century makeup trends. Click on the links below to learn how to bring the look of each era back to life — on your face!