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100 years of Mexican beauty in 1 minute

Mexican beauty is in the spotlight thanks to the latest film in the “100 Years of Beauty” series, focusing on the Central American nation.

May 01, 2015 | By AFPRelaxnews

Mexican beauty is in the spotlight thanks to the latest film in the “100 Years of Beauty” series, focusing on the Central American nation.

Starring model Reyna Marquez, episode 5 of the series by media agency The Cut takes us on a whistle-stop tour of Mexican makeup trends over the last century.

The video begins with a bare face and long braided pigtails, swiftly pinned to the head and accessorized with a sombrero and a rifle to mark the 1910s. A drastic image overhaul sees Reyna glammed-up for the twenties, with pencil-thin eyebrows, deep red lipstick, a chic updo and strings of pearls creating a sophisticated look.

The aesthetic remains polished for the thirties, with the lipstick staying put, but the updo replaced by a glamorous chignon. Long set waves are in style for the forties complemented by thicker eyebrows and subtler makeup.

Smoldering eyes, a pinned-up hairdo, a cigarette and drop earrings mark the arrival of the fifties, before everything changes and a beehive, pale lips, winged eyeliner and beaded earrings sound the sixties siren.

The fun continues into the seventies, where pigtails and a barefaced look keep things playful, and into the eighties, where hip earrings, clashing purple eyeshadow and pink lipstick and a huge messy side ponytail encapsulate the devil-may-care attitude of the decade.

Nineties grunge comes in the form of burgundy lipstick, bronzed eyeshadows and a scrunchie, but by the time the naughties roll around hair straighteners have become the norm and the look is slick and pretty.

Mexican glamour at its best is served up for the 2010s, with a gorgeous blow-dry resulting in bouncy waves complemented by a smoky eye and a deep pink lip.

Previous videos on the series (watch them below) have covered make-up trends in Iran, the U.S. and South Korea.

 
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