Famous Stars: Clara Bow, Pola Negri, Mary Pickford, Josephine Baker.
- Foundation: Powdered and Pale look.
- Cheeks: Rosy glow on apples of cheeks.
- Eyebrow: Thin, black and downward sloping.
- Eyes: Black, Turquoise, Poison Green.
- Lips: Outlined the shape of the Cupid's Bow, exaggerated upper and lower lips. Orange tone, deep red, deep brownish red, plum, rose, raspberry.
- Foundation: Peaches & cream
- Rouge: Bright raspberry and red
- Eyebrow: Thin & penciled, droopy
- Lips: Red & Raspberry
- Foundation: Ivory & matte
- Rouge: None
- Eyebrow: Thin & black, very droopy till temple
- Eyes: Dark blue, black
- Lips: Crimson, wine or plum. 'Bee Stung Lips'
|During the early twenties cream or ivory colored face powder was used by most women. Later in the middle of the twenties a powder corresponding to the nature hue of skin - perhaps a nuance brighter - came in fashion. For rouge the colors rose, raspberry, and around 1925 also orange were popular. |
From the middle of the twenties on lips were colored in deep red, deep brownish reds, plum and orange. The shades changed later at the end of the twenties. Colors like rose, raspberry and medium red were new trend.
Lipstick was applied as a "Cupid's-Bow" (Armor's Bow) to the upper lip. Also the lower lip was exaggerated a bit and the width of the lips de-emphasized a little.
Usually eyes were held quite dark. To get this effect the whole eye was edged with a black eyeliner and then the margins blured easily. The eyelid shadow was often painted in dark gray. Besides gray, colors like turquoise and green were also in fashion. To further emphasis of eyes eyelashes were also painted black.
Very popular were thin, black and downward sloping eyebrows which were inked with a black or brown eyeliner.
The fingernails were painted only in the nail center. The half-moon and nail tip were left bare and white.