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20th Century Beauty Quiz Part One

Bella Quiz: 20th Century Beauty, Part I

The nerd in me loves history and the lady in me loves makeup. So, imagine my excitement levels when a dear friend of mine lent me Face of the Century: 100 Years of Makeup and Style, a great coffee table book she picked up at a yard sale.

Filled with old pictures and writer Kate de Castelbajac's brilliant bits of beauty information, the book provides the details on makeup and style one decade at a time. Want to learn some fun facts from this read? Take my quiz to test your makeup smarts from the 1900s-1940s, and look for my quiz on the 1950s-1990s to come.

Bella Quiz: 20th Century Beauty, Part I

Which cosmetics item was considered inappropriate for unmarried women in the 1900s?

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Liz-not-lizzy Liz-not-lizzy 7 years
Wow. 3/5 and I guessed on all of them! It does sound like an amazing book though.
blueidblonde blueidblonde 7 years
Wow - some surpises!
blueidblonde blueidblonde 7 years
Wow - some surpises!
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 7 years
Damn, I got 0/5! :( Oh well, it was very interesting quiz. You learn something everyday! :)
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 7 years
Damn, I got 0/5! :( Oh well, it was very interesting quiz. You learn something everyday! :)
mcknoe mcknoe 7 years
that was interesting and informative!
NouraBee NouraBee 7 years
YAAAY 4 out of 5
NouraBee NouraBee 7 years
YAAAY4 out of 5
gigill gigill 7 years
I can't believe I got 4/5!
gigill gigill 7 years
I can't believe I got 4/5!
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 7 years
I would love that book. On a side note 25 cents in the context of 1915 seemed like a lot of money...I did some net snooping and came up with this comparison: A bottle of Worchestershire sauce was about 10 cents. If you figure today a bottle would be about 3 bucks, right? So 25 cents then "roughly" amounts to 7-8 dollars..or so. (Ok not perfect math but anyways)...that's about right for a drugstore mascara product, if anything these days that's on the cheaper side since some can be 12-17 dollars even when its a drugstore line. I got this info from a page of prices from New Jersey in 1915..some interesting reading: http://www.gti.net/mocolib1/prices/1915.html
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 7 years
I would love that book.On a side note 25 cents in the context of 1915 seemed like a lot of money...I did some net snooping and came up with this comparison:A bottle of Worchestershire sauce was about 10 cents.If you figure today a bottle would be about 3 bucks, right?So 25 cents then "roughly" amounts to 7-8 dollars..or so. (Ok not perfect math but anyways)...that's about right for a drugstore mascara product, if anything these days that's on the cheaper side since some can be 12-17 dollars even when its a drugstore line.I got this info from a page of prices from New Jersey in 1915..some interesting reading:http://www.gti.net/mocolib1/prices/1915.html
fifthdaughter fifthdaughter 7 years
That is so awesome! I'll have to get the book from the library.
L0neLyHeArT L0neLyHeArT 7 years
Great quiz. I'm a history buff and its interesting to learn about makeup in the early 20th century.
ECULeah ECULeah 7 years
25 cents in 1915?!
ECULeah ECULeah 7 years
25 cents in 1915?!
Juicylemon Juicylemon 7 years
3 out of 5! That's so interesting, I love history and make-up too and while doing the quiz I felt like reading a book like this one.
melizzle melizzle 7 years
Wow, I failed miserably... definitely some interesting info!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 7 years
I need to check for that book, especially for anything before the 80s.
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 7 years
I agree with FlamesofJune . . . I probably wouldn't have picked up this book if I saw it in the store, but that quiz was really interesting! Now it makes me want to check out the book!
lovelipgloss lovelipgloss 7 years
Wow, I did pretty bad but this was all very interesting and it makes me want to learn more!
brittanyk brittanyk 7 years
I didn't do so well, but that was definitely interesting. I learned something :)
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Awesome!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Awesome!
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