Watch This Woman Capture 100 Years of German Beauty in One Minute

The difference between East and West Germany is especially interesting.

Woman with 1930s makeup
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Cut's global beauty tour has moved from Italy (opens in new tab) to Germany in its latest 100 Years of Beauty (opens in new tab) installment. Model Brooke shows a century of hair and makeup trends in just a minute—and it gets particularly interesting post-World War II. The then-split East and West Germany had very different aesthetics before the Berlin Wall came down in 1990. Watch the full evolution:

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Alyssa Bailey
Alyssa Bailey

Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.