11 Makeup Tutorial Videos for Your Next Period Piece

Written by Ashleigh Gardner

January 31, 2018

Is your next show a period piece? Need some helpful pointers on how to achieve a specific makeup look? Check out these videos below to get you acquainted with the different makeup styles in the most common centuries and decades in which plays are set. (But first, check out this Buzzfeed video that gives a nice summary of makeup throughout history!)

Women’s makeup throughout history:

1. Regency Era

2. Victorian Era

3. Edwardian Era

4. 1920s

5. 1930s

6. 1940s

7. 1950s

8. 1960s

9. 1970s

10. 1980s

Ashleigh Gardner received her MA in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies (with concentrations in Film, Gender Studies, and Psychoanalytic Theory) and her BA in English Literature (with concentrations in Victorian, Gothic, and Early American Literature and Gender Studies) from the University of Central Florida; she received her AA in Theatre/Drama/Dramatic Arts from Valencia College. She is a playwright, an actor, and PerformerStuff.com’s Editor.