The Fascinating Progression of Lipstick Trends Throughout the Decades

While makeup trends are constantly changing from season to season and even month to month, there's an obvious trend that permeates throughout each decade. Popular lipstick shades have often been a direct result of cultural climate, historical events, and rebellion—times when women felt free and liberated or oppressively structured.

To find out more about the reigning texture and color for each decade, we spoke with two celebrity makeup artists. They broke each decade down, offering up popular lipstick trends, global happenings that caused them, and how to recreate the look. Below, find all their thoughts.