Get These 14 Vintage Makeup Looks Without Harming Animals

While following brand-new makeup trends is fun, we can also get beauty inspo from history. The past century had tons of jaw-dropping styles—just make sure you’re trying them out with a modern view of animal rights. 🐇🐑🐛❤️ Use these 14 animal test–free products for your vintage makeup looks:

1. From the ’30s: Penciled Brows

Heavily penciled-in brows in a stick-thin shape are peak ’30s. 👌 Use Milani’s Precision Brow Pencil to create the perfectly shaped brows you’ve been dreaming of.

2. From the ’30s: Blush Contouring

People have been contouring for decades, and using blush was the best way to accentuate features back in the ’30s. Go with wet n wild’s blendable and buildable blush to contour the old-school way.

3. From the ’40s: Berry Lipstick

Deep berry lipsticks ruled the ’40s, and there’s a big reason why they’re making a comeback: These shades tend to make the skin look glowier. 🌟 Too Faced’s Lady Bold Cream Lipstick comes in Upgrade and Main Character berry shades.

4. From the ’40s: Matte Skin

Old Hollywood actors used pressed powder to make their skin seem perfectly matte. Grab this powder from ColourPop, made with skin-loving vegan ingredients like sunflower seed extract and cucumber fruit extract, to nail the look. 🌻🥒🥰

5. From the ’50s: Red Lips

Red lips have been around a looong time—but they were extra-popular back in the ’50s. 💋 Try NYX’s Butter Gloss Non-Sticky Lip Gloss in Summer Fruit, Strawberry Cheesecake, Apple Crisp, and other 😍 red shades.

6. From the ’50s: Sunburn Blush

Apply heavy makeup for super-pigmented rosy cheeks and make sure your blush is blended to get a ’50s flushed tone. Tower28’s animal-friendly blush is safe for sensitive skin and won’t clog pores.

7. From the ’60s: Long False Lashes

Love long, luscious lashes? Then you’ll wanna hop on this throwback trend from the ’60s. These loud and proud Aries lashes from Black Moon Cosmetics are faux-mink style, meaning minks didn’t have to suffer and die for them. 💞

8. From the ’60s: Winged Liner

Winged eyeliner transcends time, and there are tons of variations to try out. KVD’s Tattoo Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner can help you find a look that’s both vintage and uniquely you. 😊

9. From the ’70s: Face Gems

POV: You’re getting ready for a night at the disco in the ’70s and putting on the finishing touches by adding face gems. 🕺✨ Replicate the look by getting these sparkling rhinestones from HALF MAGIC, a cruelty-free company founded by TV series Euphoria’s makeup artist. 😲

10. From the ’70s: Subtly Sun-Kissed Skin

Wondering how you can get a sun-kissed glow without risking skin damage from spending too much time in the sun? 🤔 Use a serum and a bronzer—Pacifica has just the combo you need

11. From the ’80s: Metallic Eyeshadow

Shimmery eyeshadow started to take hold in the ’80s—and we still can’t get enough of it. Start rocking the concert-chic look with this metallic eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay. 👩‍🎤

12. From the ’80s: Colored Mascara

The ’80s were all about being big, bold, and beautiful, so it makes sense that colored mascara dominated the decade. 💁 This Big Mood Mascara from e.l.f. will lengthen your lashes while coloring them blue, green, black, or brown.

13. From the ’90s: Deep Matte Lips

The grunge aesthetic is blowing up again, and you can channel it by pairing deep matte lips with barely-there face makeup. Rare Beauty’s Lip Soufflé Matte Lip Cream is the prime choice for this look.

14. From the ’90s: Visible Lip Liner

Here’s one of the easiest tips to follow: Just pick a lip liner two shades darker than your lip color and don’t worry about hiding those lines. 😅 Try tarte’s maracuja juicy lip liner—it comes in 11 shades across the color spectrum.


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